Press Review

April 11, 2014, SWR

ubitricity Field Test in Lake Constance Region

The local TV broadcast SWR (South-West Broadcast) put together a small movie about the field test of ubitricity technology in the around Lake Constance. 

April 11, 2014, Südkurier

Something's Happening with eMobility

The field test of ubitricity's mobile metering technology is featured in the local newspaper "Südkurier". 

April 1, 2014, ATZelektronik

The Market Will Demand It

Dr. Rupert Stützle, ubitricity's CTO, in an interview with the professional automobile electronic jounal ATZelektronik: "Even when I was stil working with Bosch, I was convinced that charging infrastructure for EVs would become a limiting factor for electric mobility. I was not convinced by the concepts that were offered - until I got to know ubitricity and their economically worthwile and thus superior concept."

April 3, 2014,

Charging Electric Cars At Street Lights, an online-platform for electric mobility, reports on ubitricity's and Berlin energy provider Grundgrün's cooperative field test of ubitricity's charging infrastructure based on mobile metering.

April 2, 2014, Forbes Magazine

What If?

In Forbes Magazine, Knut Hechtfischer comments on ubitricity's innovation in charging infrastructure: "How do you make a service ubiquitously available today? Exactly. By attaching it to a mobile device that you bring along. In most cases today, it’s your smart phone. But the commercial and technical logic can be applied to access other things or services, too."

April 1, 2014,

Green Energy for EVs at the Street Light

The webpage for electric mobility reports on ubitricity's and independent energy provider Grundgrün's cooperative field test: "The mobile metering system makes sure that renewable energy is always attainable for the vehicle while at the same time enabling smart grid integration by monitored charging", Marek Hornschild (COO Grundgrün) explains.

March 27, 2014, Berliner Morgenpost

The Dream of an Electric Future

Joachim Fahrun reports from the Berlin "Hauptstadtkonferenz für Elektromobilität" in the Berliner Morgenpost: "State secretary Reiche mentioned the Berlin start-up ubitricity as a positive example. They have come up with a way for everyone to charge their electric car at the closest street light."

March 26, 2014, Zeitung für kommunale Wirtschaft

Charging with Mobile Electricity Meter

The journal for municipal economics "Zeitung für kommunale Wirtschaft" (ZfK) reports on the ubitricity mobile metering system currently implemented in the joint field test of Berlin energy provider Grundgrün and ubitricity: "The electricity is not measured and billed by a fixed installed meter in the street light, but by the customer's portable charging device. Now, the metering point is mobile and independent of existing infrastructure."

March 25, 2014, Tagesspiegel

Berlin Sets the Standard

On the occasion of the second Berlin "Hauptstadtkonferenz Elektromobilität", the Berlin daily Tagesspiegel interviewed Claudia Yzer, the Berlin Senator for Economy, Technology and Innovation. She says: "The capital region is setting standards even today. (...) The best examples are ubitricity, Hubject or Yoove." 

March 25, 2014, Tagesspiegel

Prolific Providers

Quoting Frank Pawlitschek, the Tagesspiegel writes: "Conjoining IT and mobility will be a great transformation." His enterprise seeks to apply the change that mobile phones made in telecommunication to the energy sector.

March 18, 2014, MDR, "Einfach Genial"

Ingenious approach

The inventor magazine "Einfach Genial" reports on the "simple and ingenious approach“ for ubiquitous charging infrastructure of ubitricity. The TV program shows how mobile meters make charging and billing possible anywhere along the way.

March 15, 2013, Challenge Bibendum

Challenge Bibendum Word Rap features Frank Pawlitschek

ubitricity Managing Director Frank Pawlitschek gives his take on e-mobility developments in the Challenge Bibendum Word Rap.

March 13, 2014, Deutsche Welle

Power from street lighting

In March ubitricity participated in the “Forum Elektromobilität” event with a talk on ubiquitous charging infrastructure by ubitricity COO and founder, Dr. Frank Pawlitschek, and contributed to the accompanying exhibiton. Deutsche Welle - impressed by ubitricity’s concept of recharging at lighting poles - reports on the event.

Feb. 24, 2014, BizTravel

EVs welcome

The online magazine for business travels "BizTravels" reports on the inauguration of the first ubitricity charging sport for hotel guests at the Welcome Hotel in Frankfurt. 

Feb. 20, 2014, Handeslsblatt

The future of e-mobility

When Matthias Wissmann looks out of his office in central Berlin, the President of the The German Verband der Automobilindustrie (VDA) gets an impression of how the future of e-mobility could look like", says Germany's leading business newspaper, Handelsblatt, referring to ubitricity's street light integrated smart charging solution that is currently tested by the VDA in Berlin.

Jan. 17, 2014, VDI-Nachrichten

Simple, yet ingenious!

The German newspaper for technology topics, VDI-Nachrichten, reports on the simple, yet ingenious, idea of the mobile metering technology and interviews Dr. Rupert Stützle: "Our system is considerably less costly than the expansion of a network of conventional power stations," says ubitricity’s CTO.

Jan. 9, 2014, Der Tagesspiegel

Electric Driving

In its print edition, the German newspaper Tagesspiegel reports on driving with electric power and quotes ubitricity founder Knut Hechtfischer: "A well-functioning infrastructure is essential for e-vehicles. " (article in german).

Dec. 19, 2013, Die WELT

First streetlamp fueling station opened

First streetlamp charging spot opened: Die WELT reports on how the German Verband der Automobilindustrie (VDA) tests ubitricity charging technology in front of its headquarter in Berlin.

Dec. 14, 2013,

Testing ubitricity charging infrastructure

The daily newspaper for renewable energy and sustainability,, reports on the joint pilot project of ubitricity and the German Federal Association of Solar Mobility (BSM). Interested EV-users can test the ubitricity mobile metering system at the system socket installed in front of the BSM building in Berlin.

Nov. 28, 2013, auto motor und sport

Lighting poles as electricity charging stations

Lighting poles as electricity charging stations: The leading German automotive magazine “auto motor und sport” reports in edition 25/2013 on ubitricity and the new way of refueling electricity.

Nov. 24, 2013, SWR4

Unique field test

The German public radio station SWR4 reports on the "uniquie field test for eMobility" by ubitricity. Starting January 2014, ubitricity charging infrastructure will be tested in the Lake Constance area.

Nov. 8, 2013, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Revolution of charging infrastructure

“Simply recharge with a charging cable at street light.” The print edition of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reports on how two Berliners revolutionize charging infrastructure for EVs with a groundbreaking idea.


Nov. 2, 2013, Südkurier

Südkurier on the pilot project “Lake Constance”

Südkurier reports on the joint field trial of ubitricity and the Energy Agency of the district of Constance aiming to promote e-mobility in the region.

Nov. 2, 2013,

Start for the E-Taxi 2 in Munich

The daily newspaper for renewable energy and sustainability,, reports on the launch of the e-taxi 2 as part of the project “E-Plan Munich”. As of November 2013, the e-taxi 2 from the Munich taxi company Isarfunk will load efficiently at six locations in the city using only one ubitricity charging cable.

Oct. 23, 2013, Berliner Morgenpost

Refueling at the lighting pole

Refueling at the lighting pole: The Berlin Morgenpost reports on ubitricity and emphasizes the special role Berlin’s streetlights will soon play (Article in German). 

Oct. 14, 2013, Handelsblatt

Handelsblatt E-Mobility Special

The leading German business newspaper “Handelsblatt” publishes an          e-mobility special and devotes extra attention to ubitricity’s innovative charging solution and simplified billing system. 

June 28, 2013, Der ADAC Blog zur Elektromobilität und alternativen Antrieben

ADAC tests ubitricity system

On its eMobility blog, the German Automobile Club (ADAC) reports about the field testing of the ubitricity system, concluding that “the installation of a system socket is hardly more complicated than connecting a ceiling light above the dining table” (article in German).  

May 18, 2013, Süddeutsche Zeitung

What a grasp!

The German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung portraits Heinz Dürr and acknowledges his god grasp for the right topics for investing in ubitricity (Article in German).

May 18, 2013, Berliner Morgenpost

ubitricity as most favorite green Start-Up

Hans Evert points out why ubitricity is Berlin’s most favorite green Start-Up (Article in German).

May 17, 2013, Berliner Morgenpost

Heinz Dürr at ubitricitys

Berliner Morgenpost writes about Heinz Dürr’s investement in ubitricity (Article in German).

May 17, 2013, ZDF Morgenmagazin

ubitricity in ZDF Morgenmagazin

ZDF-Morgenmagazin reports about VC-funding in Germany. Wolfgang Seibold (Earlybird) talks the successful financing round from ubitricity.

May 17, 2013, WirtschaftsWoche

Heinz Dürr invests in ubitricity

In the German business magazine WirtschaftsWoche, author Christian Schlesiger comments on the investment of Heinz Dürr in ubitricity (Article in German).

April 16, 2013, Tagesspiegel

EV Charging at Street Light

The German newspaper Tagesspiegel reports on the future of street lights: The simple system sockets by ubitricity can easily be integrated in urban furniture such as street lights. This presents the first solution for a large number of charging spots in public spaces that is affordable and eliminates additional underground construction (Article in German).

April 4, 2013, VDI Nachrichten

Take on the Start-Up Challenge

Peter Trechow reports on the opportunities and the challenges of working in the dynamic surroundings of a start up company. (Article in German)

April 3, 2013, energie+mobilität 1/2013


energie+mobilität-nachhaltig unterwegs, an insert of energiespektrum published in April 2013, comments on the opportunities of creating a dense and yet affordable charging infrastructure by integrating system sockets in street lights (Article in German).

March 30, 2013, E-Mail 1/2013, Magazin des Forum Elektromobilität

Charging at the Street Light

E-Mail, the Forum Elektromobilität magazine, points out the advantages of a charging infrastructure based on mobile metering technology in public spaces (Article in German).

March 28, 2013, Gründerszene

5 major trends in green startups

Magdalena Räth is writing about major trands in green start-ups, ranging from smart home technologies to green search engines. The renowned online magazine counts ubitricity among the promising start-ups of the e mobility sector.

Jan. 1, 2013, Handelsblatt

Looking to the future

German Handelsblatt counts ubitricity founders and managing directors Knut Hechtfischer and Frank Pawlitschek among those visionary entrepreneurs providing new perspectives for 2013.

March 14, 2013, BINE Informationsdienst Industrie&Gewerbe

Charging EVs at the street light

ubitricity Managing Director and Founder Frank Pawlitschek talks about the future of charging in cities: charging points as part of the street light (article in German).

Feb. 28, 2013, Charged Electric Vehicles Magazin

ubitricity's mobile EV charging intelligence

The company ubitricity plans to reduce rollout costs by removing the “intelligence” from the charging access point, because the intelligence - billing, metering, access control, cloud connection, etc. - is what makes charging points expensive. 

Feb. 22, 2013, Markt & Technik: Special Issue Elektromechnik & Passive Bauelemente

TE delivers intelligent charging cables

ubitricity partner TE Connectivity will be in charge of series production of the intelligent charging cable based on Mobile Metering Technology as off 2014.

Feb. 19, 2013, Berliner Morgenpost

Pragmatic solutions for EVs

Hans Evert points to the challenge of meeting the demands of e-mobility and the shift to renewable energies as envisaged in political discourse. He points to the importance of approaches tailored to users' daily needs, as exemplified by Berlin based start-ups. (Article in German)

Feb. 19, 2013, Der Tagesspiegel

Saving the climate, and the day

Maris Hubschmid is writing on the the first "Infratour" of the Verein Berliner Kaufleute und Industrieller (VBKI). The ubitricity Mobile Metering solution, enabling the inclusion of charging points in street lights by relying on mobile metering and billing technology, presents an approach tailored to users' daily needs. (Article in German)

Feb. 19, 2013, Berliner Zeitung

Back to the energy future

Thomas Rogalla reports on the first "Infratour" of the Verein Berliner Kaufleute und Industrieller (VBKI). Making infrastructure affordable yet enabling intelligent grid services by relying on mobile technology presents a smart alternative to conventional infrastructure appraoches. (Article in German)

Feb. 15, 2013, manager magazin online

German start-up intends to fill in the blanks of EV charging infrastrukture

The hype about electric vehicles is over and building a German-wide charging infrastructure stagnates. Now, the startup ubitricity offers a solution that makes charging infrastructure much more affordable. Town councils show interest - and the EU starts to push.

Feb. 13, 2013, Bloomberg Businessweek Technology

German start-up ubitricity’s New Way to Recharge Electric Cars

ubitricity is attempting to make electric-car charging ubiquitous with a mobile electric meter that drivers can carry around in their trunk. The company is making its first thousand plugs available this year.

Feb. 12, 2013, gigaOM

German start-up: EV charging services akin to cell phone service?

gigaOM's Jonathan Gifford writes about the innovative potential of the Mobile Metering appraoch. Especially in the face of the slow roll-out of EVs, ubitricity's infrastructure system provides for business models and incentives for a widespread roll-out of charging infrastructure. This resolves the classic bottleneck of e-mobility.

Feb. 1, 2013, Energie & Technik

Charging at the street light

ubitricity and TE Connectivity are jointly planning and implementing an innovative EV charging infrastructure, making charging in public spaces affordable. TE Connectivity's Alexander Jakob, Director Global Product Management for Hybrid & Electric Mobility Solutions, explains the details to Energie & Technik.

Jan. 26, 2013, Süddeutsche Zeitung

The EV project is about to die?

Michael Bauchmüller and Markus Balser point to the importance of innovative approaches to save the EV project. ubitricity's infrastructure solution, enabling charging at street lights or in other places on the go yet offering an affordable introduction, does just that. 

Jan. 22, 2013, DIE WELT

Will EVs soon be charging at street lights?

Street lights have always been more than just the light bulb: lock your bike, attach a message... or charge your EV. Berlin based ubitricity is offering a concept to do just that. And the city is more than interested.

Jan. 22, 2013, Die Morgenpost

Turning street lights into charging points

Berlin-based start up ubitricity offers an affordable solution for public charging infrastructure. City officials are interested.

Jan. 16, 2013,

Make street lights into charging points!

ubitricity's solution enables future proof modes of mobility. Especially urban areas stand to profit.

Jan. 13, 2013, Clean Energy Project

Charging at the street light

The battery, the range, the infrastructure - to turn an EV into an everyday car, it has to be more than just a green sports car. The German Nationale Plattform Elektromobilität recently demanded the realization of infrastructure at the lowest possible cost. ubitricity offers a solution.

Jan. 4, 2013, Handelsblatt

Make things easy.

ubitricity founders and Managing Directors Knut Hechtfischer and Frank Pawlitschek portrayed by the German Handelsblatt.

March 26, 2014, RBB Abendschau

Chances of Electric Mobility

In their evening report "Abendschau", the rbb reports on how to turn street lights into affordable charging spots for electric vehicles.

May 23, 2012, Tagesspiegel

Where will I plug in?

In his article "Suche Anschluss für mein Auto" (article in German), Tagesspiegel author Matthias Mechnich highlights the difficulties of introducing EVs without an affordable and widespread infrastructure. Mobile Metering is presented as an alternative to expensive conventional infrastructure systems.

Dec. 3, 2012, DER SPIEGEL

Giving street lights a day job

Should the state be paying for expensive new charging spots for EVs? ubitricity does not think so.

Nov. 30, 2012, VDI

A lean alternative to Hubject

Hubject still has to prove itself. Mobile Metering provides for a lean alternative. With mobile intelligence as envisioned by ubitricity, any street light could soon be turned into a charging point.

July 14, 2012, Die Welt

Two guys greening the gas station

German daily newspaper "Die Welt" features ubitricity in an article on infrastructure solutions that enable frequent recharging.

June 3, 2012, Berliner Morgenpost

The green charging station

An article in the print version of Berliner Morgenpost points out the potential of mobile metering for e-mobility infrastructure: If only two per cent of German street lights were used as charging points, the goal of 150.000 public charging points could already be reached by 2020.

April 13, 2012, Forum Elektromobilität Infothek

Mobile metering technology enables custommade charging infrastructure

The Forum ElektroMobilität regularly presents the latest in market developments in the EV sector on its website. It counts ubitricity's Mobile Metering System among the most innovative ideas.

April 3, 2012, Tageszeitung für Eneuerbare Energie und Nachhaltigkeit

Mobile Metering: The Meter is in the Car

ubitricity's innovative infrastructure concept increasingly attracts international interest: currently, Austria's "Tageszeitung für Erneuerbare Energie und Nachhaltigkeit, the country's largest online magazine covering renewables and sustainability, is portraying the advantages of mobile metering technology.

March 27, 2012, Handelsblatt

"Making the future"

Today's print version of Handelsblatt features a portrait of Knut Hechtfischer and Frank Pawlitschek, ubitricity founders and managing directors, demed "makers of the future" by the renowned German newspaper.

March 27, 2012, Gründerszene

ubitricity featured in the Scan of Startups

Following the presentation of the Mobile Metering system and prototypes at the Ecosummit 2012, ubitricity has been featured in the Gründerszene's scan of innovative start ups.

Jan. 14, 2012, Wirtschaftswoche

One of the 30 most innovative start ups

ubitricity has been chosen as one of the 30 start ups deemed most innovative by the German Wirtschaftswoche.