A smarter way to charge
At ubitricity-operated charging stations, you can save money on your charging session. Smart Charging schedules your charging session to pause during our peak hours.
Currently drivers who charge at home already have the option to smart charge and access cheaper tariffs. With our Smart Charging feature, we are bringing a similar advantage to people who don’t always have access to a home charger.
Where can I access
Currently Smart charging is available at >5,000 ubitricity-operated charge points. We plan to roll Smart charging to 90% of the network in the coming months, with the rest of the network following afterwards.
1. Locate your closest ubitricity-operated charge point. All our charge points have a small QR code fixed to the lamppost or bollard near the socket.
2. Plug your car into the charge point using the standard type-2 cable that you would use for home or destination charging.
3. Scan the QR code on the plate above the charge point to open the pay-as-you-go web page.
4. Select the ‘Smart Charging’ option and we’ll schedule your to charge pause when peak hours pricing begins (4pm), and automatically restart the charge post 7pm after the peak window has finished.
What is Smart Charging?
Smart Charging technology allows customers to pause their charge during our peak tariff. Pay-as-you-go customers who select Smart Charging will be given the option to automatically skip the peak window pricing (4-7pm).
Smart Charging FAQ
Where is Smart Charging available?
Currently Smart charging is available at over 5,000 ubitricity-operated on-street charging stations. Charge points with Smart Charging enabled will show a info section on the pay-as-you-go web page and a pop-up before entering your payment details to activate Smart Charging.
When is Smart Charging available?
Pay-as-you-go customers who plug in from any time will be given the option to select Smart Charging.
How will I know my charging session has started?
The LED light on the charge point will turn green to show that your session has started – we just won’t send any power to your car during 4-7pm. Depending on what type of car you have, you may see a different message in your car app.
What will happen to my cable if I opt for Smart Charging?
We’ll lock your cable in place once you’ve selected our Smart Charging option. We won’t send any power to your car during our peak hours 4-7pm. At the end of the charge, just unlock your cable as normal.