If you’re interested in charging and billing solutions for electric vehicles or a new provider of green electricity, it’s only natural that you have questions. With all our products and solutions, it’s of maximum importance for us to leave no questions or wishes unattended. With ubitricity, you’re placing your trust in an experienced partner who can provide answers to all your questions around charging infrastructure, billing solutions for electric mobility or green electricity – which is why we have put together a Q&A for you here. Didn’t find the response to your question? Then we’re happy to respond to you in person.
While ubitricity charge points always have a Type2 outlet, modern PHEV and BEV can have either a Type 2 or a Type 1 car side socket installed.
When choosing the appropriate cable and plug type EV, drivers will need to choose the connector type accordingly. Otherwise they will not be able to charge their car. In case you are not fully confident, refer to your car's handbook, or ask the car manufacturer or retailer.
Type 2 connectors are the European standard and usually to be found on most EV produced for European markets.
The shape of the IEC 62196 Type 2 connector is circular with a flattened top edge. Colloquially the connector is known as the “Mennekes Plug”.
Type 1 connectors are to be found on some US and Asian EV.
The Type 1 connector, also known as the “Yazaki connector“ or J1772 connector, features a round housing with a single notch for proper orientation.
Contact the ubitricity team for more information about our smart charging solutions. Whether you’re a resident, from a local authority, or a private customer, we’ll be glad to answer your questions about the market’s smartest charging technology.