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Ubitricity uses streetlight for electric car charging station

Tinuku ~ German-based company Ubitricity is developing new technology to turn streetlights into charging stations for electric cars. The Berlin-based company built an easy way to charge electric vehicles using city street lamps as a battery charging station by simply installing SmartCable and SimpleSocket with bills.

Tinuku Ubitricity uses streetlight for electric car charging station Ubitricity uses streetlight for electric car charging station

Users simply attach the cable to a box designed like a mobile phone and serve as a built-in power meter. Ubitricity enables charging from the lamppost and transmits usage data to the server.

SmartCable contains technology to monitor the entire charging transaction starting with authorization and consumption measurements and includes consumption data transfer and billing process.

A simple socket allows the city government to offer a charging station without having to build expensive and destructive infrastructure such as digging sidewalks or buying land. Ubitricity uses streetlight for electric car charging station

Tinuku Ubitricity uses streetlight for electric car charging station

The new method also allows drivers to use smart wires and online payment systems without having to worry about running out of power anywhere.


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