ubitricity, who are part of the Shell Group, have successfully installed 5,000 electric vehicle (EV) charge points in the UK. This is part of the company’s mission to install 50,000 electric vehicle charge points in the UK by 2025.
The electric vehicle charging company based in London and Berlin offers innovative charging solutions for on-street charging. Operating in the UK for over five years, ubitricity have contributed to the switch to emobility in the UK by converting existing lamp posts into charging points for electric vehicles in residential areas.
With over 5,000 public electric vehicle charge points, ubitricity operates the largest public charging network in the country, according to Zap-Map, the UK’s leading app and digital platform for EV drivers to search for charge points.
ubitricity’s charge points offer a convenient way of charging for city residents without the need for a private parking space. Their lamp post chargers also allow for the rapid expansion of charging infrastructure without additional street furniture.
Charging at lamp posts offers enormous potential because up to 60 percent of drivers living in cities do not have a private parking space, so don’t have the possibility to charge conveniently at their front door.
ubitricity’s lamp post charge points close this gap and enable a fast, comprehensive expansion of charging infrastructure in public spaces, thereby supporting the adoption of electric vehicles.
This installation milestone comes alongside the appointment of Managing Director Toby Butler and Poppy Mills as Commercial and Strategy Director, as ubitricity prepares for rapid growth in the coming year.
Butler joined ubitricity after leading the growth of electric vehicle charging infrastructure and services as the General Manager E-Mobility Europe at Shell.
Mills led ubitricity’s acquisition by Shell in 2021 and has a background in strategic investments and acquisitions in the future of mobility space. She is also an expert in renewables and energy solutions.
Toby Butler, ubitricity Managing Director, said: “ubitricity has a crucial role to play in the move to electric vehicles in the UK, which is a major step in achieving the low carbon transition and delivering the UK’s commitment to net zero by 2050.”
Poppy Mills, ubitricity Commercial and Strategy Director, said: “We are thrilled to be helping local councils create and execute sustainability strategies. With the UK looking to ban conventional petrol and diesel cars and vans from sale in the UK from 2030, it is essential that they prepare by investing in a vast e-mobility