Electric vehicle (EV) charging network ubitricity has passed a milestone. Indeed, the charging company has installed 5,000 EV charge points, and counting, in the UK as part of its mission to install 50,000 electric vehicle charge points in the UK by 2025.
The charging provider, which is based in London and Berlin, offers slow, on-street charging solutions for electric vehicles – predominantly installed in lampposts.
ubitricity has been operating in the UK for over five years, and has mostly contributed to the switch to e-mobility in the UK by converting existing lampposts into EV charging point in residential areas. With over 5,000 public EV charge points, ubitricity operates the largest public charging network in the country, with the majority of chargers currently found in London.
The 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 next year.
“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,” said Butler, who joined ubitricity as Managing Director of the UK in January 2022.
Before the role, he held several management positions and most recently was focused on leading the growth of EV charging infrastructure and services as the General Manager E-Mobility Europe at Shell.
ubitricity is looking to work closely with Local Authorities and councils to help execute their sustainable mobility strategy in the UKs race to achieve Net Zero by 2050.
“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 network,” said Poppy Mills, who was appointed as Commercial and Strategy Director in January 2022.
Leading ubitricity’s acquisition by Shell in 2021, with a background in strategic investments and acquisitions in the future of mobility space, she is an expert in renewables and energy solutions.
The additions to the management team come as ubitricity gears up for rapid growth in the UK with the installation of 50,000 EV charge points by 2025.