Pricing for ubitricity-operated charging stations

Please note that this pricing page is only valid for pay-as-you-go charging at ubitricity-operated charging stations. Prices may vary using the Shell Recharge or other e-mobility apps. These prices do not include Shell Recharge rapid charging. You can find more info on rapid charging here.

An electric vehicle is charging at an ubitricity-operated Shell Recharge lamppost bollard charge point, offering fair prices, tariffs and costs on a kWh basis.

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ubitricity tariffs

Standard tariff

(6am – 11pm)

53p per kWh

Off-peak tariff

(11pm – 6am)

45p per kWh

Additional information on our price update in April 2024:

  • We have changing our standard pricing rate to 53p per kWh between the hours of 6am-11pm.
  • We have introduced off-peak pricing of 45p per kWh between the hours of 11pm-6am.
  • We have removed our peak pricing window & our connection fee.
  • This has affected charge point in these local authorities.
  • Some charge points may not yet have Smart Charging available, for these charge points we instead have one flat rate of 51p per kWh.
  • There are different tariffs in place across the boroughs of Richmond and Wandsworth at the moment, so please ensure to check our Pay-As-You-Go or your e-mobility app before you start your charge.

*Please note that the prices may differ on some charge points across the network. We recommend to always check the price shown in our Pay-As-You-Go or your e-mobility app before you start your charge.


April 2024: Our new
off-peak hours pricing

From the 8th April 2024, customers will be able to charge at a cheaper rate if they choose to charge during our summer off-peak window (11pm-6am).

We are also removing our current winter peak window (4-7pm).

We have removed
our connection fee

To make pricing simpler, we will no longer have a connection fee charge.

The only cost of charging will be the kWh prices when you charge using the QR code.

Smart Charging is
still available

Smart charging allows customers who plug in from 4pm to automatically schedule their charge to start during the off-peak window, saving them money on their charge.

Our prices at non-Smart
Charging points

Smart Charging is not currently available across all of our network.

Charge points affected by the price change that don’t yet have Smart charging available have a flat standard rate of £0.51 per kWh.



Where does this new pricing structure apply?

The new pricing structure is implemented at ubitricity-operated lamppost and bollard charging stations in the following local authorities.

Please note: Smart Charging is not currently available across all of our network. Charge points in the following local authorities where Smart Charging is not yet available have a flat standard rate of £0.51 per kWh.


Do I need to pay a connection fee?

Since 8th of April 2024, ubitricity charging sessions will no longer have a connection fee.

Why am I being charged a preauthorisation fee?

UK specific: As soon as you start charging, your bank pre-authorises (reserves) £25 to ensure it’s available for you to pay with.

Most batteries are between 50-75kWh therefore this pre-authorisation fee ensures we can be certain there are bank funds to cover normal sized charging session.

If you have mobile banking, you may see this amount pop up. When you finish charging, we tell your bank the real amount you spent, they deduct it, and arrange to unreserve the pre-authorised amount. This process can take a few minutes to a few days depending on who you bank with.

Portrait of Toby Butler, UK Managing Director at ubitricity, working alongside local authorities to roll out public charge points for EV drivers.

Toby Butler
UK managing director
at Shell ubitricity

“We want to provide fair priced and convenient charging to our customers, these recent changes to our pricing structure mean we are able to offer customers a lower price for overnight charging.”