Paris Will Resume Service Of 1,000 Autolib Charging Stations

OCT 10 2018 BY MARK KANE 2

Autolib’s charging infrastructure is to be partially resumed

This summer, Europe’s largest electric car sharing system, Autolib in Paris, was terminated including both – Bluecars and the charging infrastructure.

According to latest news some 1,000 out of 6,200 charging points (single-phase, ≈3 kW) will be reopened on December 1, 2018, which sounds like good news to us.

The other good news is that charging stations will be available – at least temporarily – for €10 monthly (subscription) with unlimited access!

However, soon three new car-sharing systems will be launched in Paris (announced by Renault, PSA Group and smart’s car2go) with a total of some 1,500 EVs. If the city will not resume more charging stations, it will become crowded at those terminals again.

It’s never easy to solve problems after unprofitable enterprises and we will be watching how Paris will be able to emerge from troubles and deal with several competing car-sharing systems.


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Great! Cheap, ubiquitous, low-power street-side chargers are exactly what cities need for EVs to really become attractive. But why only 1000 of the 6200?

Also: I find it a bit funny how even in the AutoLib publicity shot the gutter is full of garbage… At least that part of the picture is realistic though, because as far as the AutoLib cars are concerned, I never once saw one even remotely as clean as the ones shown here!