There Are Now 23,000 Public Charging Points In France
There is now over 10,000 places to charge in France.
The number of public charging points in France increased within a year by some 14.8% to 23,019, installed at 10,060 sites.
Currently, there are around 6.5 electric cars per one public charging point in France. Only several percent of those charging points are DC fast chargers:
- roughly half is below 20 kW
- almost half is between 20-45 kW
- 6% are above 45 kW (DC fast chargers)
The reasons behind the relatively slow pickup of charging infrastructure is that BEV sales didn’t grow fast (just +16% in the first eight months). The other thing is the death of Autolib, which also absorbed some of the charging infrastructure.
The third reason is low revenues from commercial charging networks – just see the example of 200 Corri-Door fast chargers along major routes.