Street Lamps Could Soon Also Charge Electric Cars In London

Street Lamps Could Soon Also Charge Electric Cars In London
Automotive

The street lamps in Hounslow, London, have an additional electricity port for electric car drivers who want to charge their vehicle

Zack Palm
  • 29 june 2017

Ubitricity, a German company focused on providing clean energy, converted street lamps in Hounslow, London, to have LEDs in them and included a new charging port for electric vehicles to use with a custom-built charging cable.

The charging cable allows an electric car owner to plug into any standard electrical outlet around a city and charge their vehicle. A wireless component in the plug connects to a server held by Ubitricity, notifying them when a user takes power from a point, and charges that person the amount of energy they take. This provides the electric car owner the freedom to use preexisting electrical outlets throughout a city without stealing from the person who pays for the electricity from that outlet.

Residents in Hounslow can request from city’s council to have a charging point installed near them home and have a Ubitricity cable ordered to use it.

Ubitricity

Ubitricity, a German company focused on providing clean energy, converted street lamps in Hounslow, London, to have LEDs in them and included a new charging port for electric vehicles to use with a custom-built charging cable.

+Automotive
+cities
+Cities
+electric car
+Electric Vehicle
+germany
+LED
+travel

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