It's now February 2015 and the project of building 16,000 charging points in France was finally approved.
Bolloré Group will install those points in four years (by end of 2019) for some €150 million.
Charging points will be just 7.4 kW Type-2
to not blow away the grid "to avoid destabilizing the grid by excessive power demand".
Combined with the recent project of 200 DC fast chargers (three-heads to handle CHAdeMO, Combo and AC Type-2) on top of 10,000 points (including 200 DC fast chargers) already installed, France should be well positioned in terms of charging infrastructure compared to most other countries.
Bollore To Install Nationwide Network Of 16,000 Charging Points In France