Ubiquitous electricity: This is the basic idea behind the Berlin company ubitricity (ubitricity Gesellschaft für verteilte Energiesysteme mbH) founded in 2008. It should be possible to charge electric cars wherever they are parked. The solution: A mobile electricity meter for electric vehicles integrated in the charging cable. As a result, the charging stations are so small and economical that they can be installed practically anywhere – they can even be integrated in urban furniture, e.g. in streetlights.
E-vehicle users conclude a mobile electricity contract with the provider of their choice for the mobile electricity meter in the cable. They then charge at any ubitricity charging station in accordance with the terms of the contract. At the end of the month, they receive a straightforward bill of all the power charged – precise down to the kilowatt hour.