New York City, August 14, 2018: New York City’s Mayor de Blasio has announced ubitricity as the winner of the “NYCx Climate Action Challenge”.
With the objective of finding sustainable solutions for the EV charging infrastructure, the City of New York had called for technology companies to present solutions that address amongst other topics the roll-out of electric mobility while supporting the management of the local electric grid.
ubitricity were able to convince with their solution to retrofit existing street lights with charge points for electric vehicles; a first test installation had already been completed in June.
“ubitricity’s innovative solution will be instrumental in helping the City’s achieve its climate action goal while simplifying the needs of electric vehicle users and future adopters”, said Jeremy M. Goldberg, Deputy CTO, NYCx, Mayor’s Office of the Chief Technology Officer.
“We at ubitricity are thrilled and proud to have won the NYCx Climate Action Challenge”, said Knut Hechtfischer, founder of ubitricity. “New York City’s decision to set an example will contribute greatly to the global mobility transition. To make electric mobility possible, charging infrastructure has to become available everywhere and easy to access. Retrofitting streetlights makes this possible.”
ubitricity is the leading charge point operator in the UK and hosts a network of over 6,000 public charge points. Supplying lamppost, bollard, fast and rapid charge point solutions, ubitricity works alongside local authorities to expand public charging infrastructure inline with residents’ needs. Based in Berlin and London the company also operates in other European countries such as Germany and France. ubitricity is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Shell Group
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