July 1, 2019

ubitricity UK appoints Daniel Bentham as Managing Director, set to lead the future expansion

As of July 1st, Daniel Bentham will join ubitricity Distributed Energy Systems UK Ltd. (London) as Managing Director. ubitricity, based in Berlin and London, is one of the leading providers of intelligent charging and billing solutions for electric vehicles. For more than three years now, the company has been contributing to mobility change in the UK by converting existing lanterns into charging points for electric vehicles in residential areas.

Daniel Bentham has held a number of management positions and was most recently responsible for the research and development of future energy systems and technologies such as Smart Cities, Smart Grids, Smart Businesses, Smart Metering, Connected Homes, Low Carbon Transport and Energy Storage for the UK market as Head of R&D | Smart Customers at EDF Energy.

“We’re exceptionally pleased that Daniel has taken on this leadership role,” said Lex Hartman, Chairman of the Board. “As a Managing Director, he will strengthen our team with his long-term experience and excellent knowledge of the British market, as well as a very good network. I am convinced that his management experience will contribute to driving forward our ambitious growth plans for the UK.”

Daniel Bentham:  “I am very much looking forward to becoming a member of the ubitricity management team and leading the UK business. Throughout my career I have been passionate about the low carbon transition in the UK. The electric vehicle charge points and smart energy platforms being deployed by ubitricity are critical to the mass adoption of electric vehicles, which is a major step in achieving the low carbon transition and delivering on the UK’s commitment to Net Zero by 2050.”

About ubitricity Gesellschaft für verteilte Energiesysteme mbH

Charging electric vehicles with renewable energies exclusively and using them as distributed storage systems for the energy grid was the goal when ubitricity was founded in 2008. Today, the company based in Berlin and London is one of the leading providers of intelligent charging and billing solutions for electric vehicles. Herein, ubitricity combines technological know-how, like the development of the mobile electricity meter, with the possibilities of digitalization, creating a data platform for new mobile electricity services. Among the shareholders of the company are Heinz Dürr Invest GmbH, EarlyBird Verwaltungs GmbH, EDF Deutschland GmbH, IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH, next47 GmbH and Honda Motor Company.

Press contact:  Alexa Thiele, Head of Marketing Communications: alexa.thiele@ubitricity.com