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The company that revolutionizes the recharging of electric cars arrives in the Canary Islands

The company that revolutionizes the recharging of electric cars arrives in the Canary Islands

The German company Ubitricity has opted for the Canary Islands to measure the positive impact generated by its revolutionary technology that allows recharging electric vehicles on streetlights in cities. The Archipelago is taking another step on the road to becoming a test bed for the development of clean energy.


It will begin with "between three and five" elements of public lighting, as explained yesterday afternoon by the CEO and founder of the company, Knut Hechtfischer. With this small size, they will already know the pace of implementation. The technology is proven in places like Berlin, London and, from next month, in New York.


In Hechtfischer's opinion, the most complicated thing is "to bring all the actors involved in the electrical system into agreement". Even today, the most firm contacts are being initiated after confirming the existing interest, among other things, in this leap that the Canary Islands are making as a laboratory for the development of innovative systems.


"The International Operational Strategy is already bearing fruit," said the Minister of Economy, Industry, Trade and Knowledge of the Canary Islands Government, Pedro Ortega, both for facilitating the Archipelago to become a benchmark natural test, and for the attraction of foreign capital, Ubitricity's vocation is to remain and grow in the Islands, as confirmed by the CEO of the company. In essence they are technology providers, in this case a cable that has an associated meter that reveals who consumes. Therefore, their initial ambition is to leave the operation in the hands of a local partner, but already have the experience of managing all the staff in London: assembly, maintenance, call center ...


If it has already been successfully tested, what is being tested in the Canary Islands? Two questions mainly. The first is the impact that the fact that each citizen is guaranteed a recharging point has on the speed of implementation of the electric vehicle.


On the other hand, Ubitricity's proposal may constitute a solution to the problem of storage of renewable energies. At times when consumption is low because the majority of citizens sleep, and generation with high wind technology, recharging the batteries of electric vehicles would become a redoubt to which to drive all those megawatt-hours without having to waste them.