How to charge at an Ubitricity station
The first step is to find one of the 7,000 charge points operated by Ubitricity. These are on all the usual apps and websites.
Once you’ve found a spot, there are three ways of getting to the precious power, and only one requires a subscription or contract. You will need a smartphone and a decent signal however. Also remember to check the local parking restrictions as you may be time limited or have to pay.
The first is called DirectAccess. You simply scan the QR code on the post or bollard with your mobile device and follow the instructions on the site.
Be warned though – some fraudsters have been known to put fake QR code stickers over the real ones, so look out for anything suspicious and check the URL in your browser starts with “mysimplesocket”.
Then just follow the instructions, enter your details (unless you’ve previously registered) and then charge.
Shell Recharge App: Unsurprisingly, the Shell Recharge app will also allow you to use Ubitricity points. Once you’ve registered and found the point, it will allow you to start the charge.
Bonnet App: This is the one that requires a subscription. Bonnet gives you access and a discount on charging across many operators, including Ubitricity. For £2 per month, Bonnet gives a 10% discount for drivers under its ‘Light Boost’ payment plan. For a subscription of £8 per month, you’re guaranteed a 15% discount on all their charging costs under its ‘Turbo Boost’ package.
All you need to do is open the app, find the charger and follow the instructions.
The Bonnet app accesses the points and gives a discount