BMW i3, Volkswagen e-Golf, Nissan LEAF and Renault ZOE at fast charging station in France

BMW i3, Volkswagen e-Golf, Nissan LEAF and Renault ZOE at fast charging station in France

The electric vehicle charging infrastructure in France has been growing rapidly of late, and last month reached the milestone of 20,048 stations at some 7,242 locations.

Compared to year ago, France had 14,799 stations at 4,507 locations, making the increase 35.5% and 60.7% respectively.

The country's long term goal is to set 100,000 stations into service by 2020.

As there is some 115,000 electric vehicles on the road today in the country, statistically France has one of the deeper networks in relation to the amount of EVs in service.

The latest report doesn't provide specific data about how many of those stations are DC and AC, but in the country where most of the BEV sales are the Renault ZOE, it's obvious that three-phase 22 kW AC Type 2 rules.

Almost 15,000 Charging Points In France – September 2016 (source: L’Avere-France)

Almost 15,000 Charging Points In France – September 2016 (source: L’Avere-France)

source: L’Avere-France