On 5th of December, the first electric recharging hub of the region was inaugurated at the Océane Stadium, in the presence of Edouard Philippe, President of the Le Havre Seine Métropole Urban Community, and Vincent Baril, President of Shell France.
The event coincided with the deployment of more than 500 charge points for electric and hybrid vehicles in the area. Managed by ubitricity, a member of the Shell group, this project makes Le Havre Seine Métropole a pioneering territory for electric mobility in France.
Le Havre, December 5th 2022:ubitricity, manufacturer and charge point operator and a 100% subsidiary of the Shell group, have been selected by the Urban Community to deploy a dense network of recharging stations to support the development of electric mobility and achieve the energy transition objectives of Le Havre Seine Métropole.
By the end of 2024, the project plans to install more than 500 charge points for all residents, visitors and tourists in the Le Havre region, with the network containing 476 AC charge points (22kW) and 58 DC fast charge points (150 kW).
The installation of the first AC chargers began this summer. Around twenty charge points will be accessible by the end of 2022, with the deployment continuing into 2023 and 2024. ubitricity plans to install charge points at more than 150 sites in the 54 municipalities of the Le Havre Seine Métropole Urban Community.
Drivers of electric vehicles will be able to access ubitricity’s newly integrated recharging solutions through charging apps such as Shell Recharge. The charge points will be powered exclusively by electricity generated from renewable energy.
ubitricity’s expertise in deploying public charging infrastructure for electric vehicles adds to Shell Recharge’s expertise in French electric mobility. Together they offer a complete range of convenient and affordable charging solutions and services.
Edouard Philippe, Mayor of Le Havre, President of Le Havre Seine Métropole: “To support the deployment of electric vehicles, it is essential to develop the supply of charging stations throughout the territory. The Urban Community is already doing its part: these 500 new charge points are the first step in our strategy to support electric mobility.”
Clotilde Bourhis, Director France, ubitricity: “Local authorities play a key role in the development of charging infrastructure. The project undertaken by Le Havre Seine Métropole is ambitious and forward-looking. We are proud to be the operator for our first contract in France.”
Vincent Baril, President of Shell France: “We are pleased to contribute to the rapid expansion of charging infrastructure in Normandy. This first large-scale project in France is a concrete example of Shell’s commitment to being a leader in electric mobility. Worldwide, we already operate more than 110,000 charge points, and our ambition is to operate 500,000 by 2025 and 2.5 million by 2030.”
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About ubitricity: ubitricity is a member of the Shell Group. The name stems from “ubiquitous electricity” and it’s the company’s mission to provide “Electricity, for Everyone, Everywhere” through its range of intelligent solutions for charging and billing electric cars. ubitricity is well-known for running the UK’s largest public charging network with its compact and robust retrofitted lamp post EV charge points. Since October 2021, ubitricity is also offering a fully standard-compliant EV lamp post charge point for the German market. As market regulations and demand differ from country to country there is also a France-specific version of the lamp post charge point available. www.ubitricity.com
About Shell: Shell France, a subsidiary of Shell, markets and distributes energy products and services: automotive and aviation fuels and biofuels, lubricants for individuals and professionals, bitumen, mobility card. It has 85 service stations on motorways and expressways where Shell offers a range of fuels: diesel, petrol, electric recharging stations and, since the end of 2020, LNG for heavy goods vehicles. Shell France also has a lubricant manufacturing plant in Nanterre. In France, Shell Recharge Solutions installs recharging stations for private individuals and professionals, but also in public spaces through its subsidiary ubitricity. www.shell.fr
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