• Citroën and ubitricity start a partnership with the launch of Citroën Ami in the UK
• First-time Ami buyers can charge for free everywhere for three months
• Over 5,500 charging stations across London and the UK
• Plan: expand cooperation to other cities in Europe

Paris (FR) and Berlin (DE), September 21, 2022: Citroën and ubitricity, a member of the Shell group, have signed a collaboration agreement to make electric mobility more accessible to drivers in European cities. The partnership aims to encourage drivers to switch to electric vehicles (EVs) and help more cities offer their residents EV street charging. The aim is to raise awareness of alternative mobility options that support the energy transition by partnering with solution providers to provide a complete service package for drivers and municipalities.

The partnership will start in London and will help Citroën Ami buyers pay for on-street parking when it goes on sale in September 2022. Drivers who buy a new Citroën Ami get 3 months free of charge on the ubiquitous EV charging network of more than 5,500 EV charging points in the Greater London and a growing list of other locations in the UK. To start the free recharge period, AMI drivers can activate their discount by using a unique code in the Shell Recharge app.

In Europe, the partnership will focus on making it possible to switch to electric vehicles through more streetlight chargers in more cities. ubitricity EV chargers will be available in an increasing number of markets across Europe for Citroën’s growing EV fleet and the partnership will aim to accelerate this growth further. Using existing infrastructure such as street lights provides a quick and easy way for urban areas to deploy a dense charging network without lengthy planning phases. On-street EV charging options allow drivers who don’t have a private driveway or wall-box garage to consider purchasing an EV. Because charging electric cars on the road is just as easy – for example overnight, when cars are parked for a long time anyway – as charging at home.

Apart from cooperation, there are two ways to use the ubitricity charging network: Either you scan the QR code attached to the charging station with your smartphone and follow a few instructions on the access page – no registration or software is required for this. Or use software from any service provider such as Shell Recharge, which provides additional functionality to monitor all charging processes and the monthly payment plan.

Daniel Kunkel, CEO of ubitricity, says: “The vision of Citroën’s Ami and ubitricity’s lighting charging stations match – they are very low, space-saving and simple, they save space, they save resources and they are affordable for everyone. The space is high in many European cities and for EV drivers without private parking, ubitricity’s light pole charging solution provides easy and affordable access to on-street charging directly at their doorstep.

Laurent Barria, International Marketing and Communications Director Citroën, says: “We are very happy to work with ubitricity on this project. Ami offers a comprehensive solution for urban mobility, our goal is to make freedom of movement easy and convenient for the largest number of people.

Eurig Druce, Managing Director of Citroen UK, said: “With this partnership we want to offer our UK buyers a hassle-free and affordable way to charge their Ami. This is in line with Citroën’s philosophy of delivering electric vehicles with a customer focus, where care is at the heart of everything. .”

More details on joint projects within the partnership will be presented on ubitricity and Citroën channels in the coming months.

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