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ubitricity, a manufacturer and operator of charging solutions for electric vehicles (EVs) and a wholly owned subsidiary of the Shell Group, is introducing a standard compliant EV lamp post charge point for the German market. The lamp post-mounted solution, called Heinz, allows city residents to charge their vehicles with a standard type 2 cable in their neighbourhood.
The charge point can be accessed without a subscription The new technology is now available.
The lamp post charge point was developed in cooperation with the hardware developer ebee Smart Technologies GmbH.
Shell bought the Berlin-based start-up ubitricity, in February, 2021.
Lex Hartman, CEO of ubitricity, says: “The Heinz lamp post charge point closes a key gap in the publicly accessible charging network by offering EV drivers the opportunity to charge their electric vehicles in everyday life in an extremely convenient way. We are delighted to be working with German cities and municipalities to make this innovative technology available to everyone everywhere with immediate effect.”
At the end of 2019, Shell started building Shell Recharge fast charging points at Shell petrol stations. This year, another 50 sites will be added.
By the end of 2021, approximately 240 fast charging points will be operating under the Shell Recharge brand at 110 Shell service stations.
In addition, Shell supports IONITY, a joint venture of BMW, Daimler, Ford, VW, and Hyundai, which aims to build a network of ultrafast charging points with 350 kW charging power along European motorways.