Car charging at one of the firsts AC charge points in Le Havre, installed by ubitricity and Shell

ubitricity to install more than 500 charge points in France’s Le Havre

Apr 19, 2022 | Press Releases

ubitricity and Shell to install 478 AC and 56 DC charge points for residents and tourists around Le Havre in Normandy region by the end of 2024.

Berlin and Le Havre, April 19, 2022: ubitricity, manufacturer and operator of charging solutions for electric vehicles and a wholly owned subsidiary of the Shell Group, has secured a public tender from the French Metropolitan Community of Le Havre Seine to install 534 public AC and DC electric vehicle (EV) charge points in 172 locations.

The installation of the first 22kW AC chargers will begin in summer 2022, with 478 AC charge points to be installed by the end of 2024. In addition, ubitricity will operate 56 rapid charge points with a capacity of up to 150kW. The charge points aimed at residential and tourist use, will be available across the region. The locations of all charging points will be determined in close coordination with local authorities.

As a leading provider and operator of lamp post charge points, ubitricity has significant experience advising local governments on their public EV charging infrastructure needs. For this tender, ubitricity will also leverage the resources and capabilities of Shell’s European e-mobility business in order to offer the full range of charging solutions.

The project is expected to significantly improve access to electric vehicle charging for all residents and visitors in the Metropolitan Community of Le Havre Seine. EV drivers will be able to use all of the newly integrated ubitricity charging options with common roaming apps such as Shell Recharge. All 534 charging points will be supplied exclusively with electricity from renewable energy.

Daniel Kunkel, CEO of ubitricity said: “We are pleased to be part of the rapid expansion of charging infrastructure in the Normandy region. By combining ubitricity’s experience advising cities on EV charging with the strengths of the Shell’s e-mobility offerings, we can offer more solutions that enable more drivers switch to EVs. That’s why we plan to collaborate further with cities in France and across Europe in their transition to e-mobility.”

Press Contacts:

Nicole Anhoff-Rosin
ubitricity Gesellschaft für verteilte Energiesysteme mbH
EUREF-Campus 7-8 · D-10829 Berlin

About ubitricity Gesellschaft für verteilte Energiesysteme mbH: ubitricity is part of the Shell Group and has set itself the goal of providing “electricity for everyone, everywhere” with innovative charging solutions for electric cars. ubitricity is known for converting urban lamp posts into charge points. The charge points are integrated into or fixed to the pole and enable the rapid expansion of a dense charging infrastructure without extensive construction work. Additionally, as a charge point operator (CPO), ubitricity is also able to offer standalone AC and DC chargers. In the UK, ubitricity operates the largest public charging network. The headquarters of the Berlin-based company is on the campus of the European Energy Forum (EUREF).

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