France On Track To Reach 100k Charging Stations Milestone
- Written by : Ashton G. Curran
- Date Published : 2023-04-12
- Date Updated : 2023-04-12
- Category / Tag : articles
The pace of installation of charging stations continues to accelerate in France, with nearly 5,000 infrastructures built in the country in March 2023 alone.
Since the start of the year, there have been 13,648 new charging points deployed over 4,487 stations.
The target of 100,000 charging terminals was initially announced for the end of 2021, but it is now expected to be reached before the summer of 2023.
With 142 charging points on average per 100,000 inhabitants, France is currently one of the best-equipped countries in terms of charging infrastructure.
The Ile-de-France region has the highest number of charging stations, with 17,451 terminals and 4,692 stations, followed by Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes with 11,491 terminals and 4,405 stations.
More than half of the installed base, 53%, concerns charging terminals ranging from 7.4 to 22 kW.
Charging points of less than 7.4 kW account for up to 33%, while high power is intended to be marginal, generally confined to highways.
There are 4,726 charging terminals ranging from 150 to 350 kW and 1,356 terminals over 350 kW in the country, according to the barometer.
Bourgogne-Franche-Comté has the highest share of terminals over 50 kW, representing nearly 25% of the regional park.
The total installed power amounts to almost 3 million kW, with Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes being the best-equipped region with a cumulative power of 410,738 kW, ahead of Ile-de-France at 349,871 kW.
Each terminal recorded 13.6 charging sessions during the month of March, with terminals of more than 150 kW posting an availability rate of 78%.
The number of connections is expected to increase noticeably with the approach of the summer period.