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Shell ubitricity to increase charging infrastructure in three Dutch provinces

Nic Ryan

ubitricity has secured a tender in the Netherlands for new public charging stations to roll out up to 35,000 charge points in Flevoland, North Holland and Utrecht alongside two other charge point operators (CPOs).

As ubitricity received the most points out of the three CPOs in the tender, ubitricity is entitled to the largest share of charging points to be realised over the next six months.

ubitricity will install Shell Recharge branded AC standalone charge points with two connectors per charging unit The roll-out is set to begin in the coming months and will be completed by 2028 at the latest. Following the installation, ubitricity will operate the chargers for up to ten years.

ubitricity will also roll out innovative smart charging features to enable EV drivers to charge according to their needs and at better conditions. This technology also allows to control the load on the local power grid.

The new project marks the second collaboration between MRA-Elektrisch and ubitricity in less than a year. The first joint project began in April 2023, when ubitricity won a tender for the operation of nearly 1,500 charge points in the same three regions.

“Our team is proud to further support MRA-Elektrisch and the Dutch provinces in expanding the excellent local charging infrastructure even further,” said Daniel Kunkel, CEO at Shell ubitricity.

“This project is also underlining the success of our approach of offering cities and municipalities the right charger in the right place and at the right time.”

In the UK, ubitricity has worked with over 30 local authorities to rollout over 7,000 on-street residential charge points.

Thanks to a live data partnership between Zapmap and ubitricity, users of the Zapmap app and web map are able to access the live status and availability of Shell Recharge, and ubitricity charge points across the UK and parts of mainland Europe.