France has 25 000 charging stations for electric vehicles

The number of charging points AC in France is relatively high. The number of charging stations in France increased to approximately 25,000 in more than 10,000 locations across the country. The exact number at the end of November 2018 was 24 780. All this is not surprising because the most popular electric car in France — the Renault ZOE, which has a port rapid charging, alternating current.

France has 25 000 charging stations for electric vehicles © avere-france.org

As of the end of November 2018, the number of points public charging stations in France increased by 24% compared to September 2017 and 8% in the last quarter of 2018, despite the closure of thousands of stations Autolib in the second half of the year.

Comparing the number of electric cars in the country (157 838), an average of one station to have 6.3 electric vehicle, which is high (European Union would like to see the rate of 10 electric vehicles per station).

Two-thirds of the stations — three-phase AC 11-22 kW, which is very well suited for electrical networks in most European countries. Single-phase on-Board charger can take 1/3 of the output power that ranges from 3.7 to 7.4 kW, while three phase on-Board charger using the full potential of the station and usually add more than 100 km of the reserve in less than an hour of charging (at a power of 22 kW).

Statistics of charging stations as of the end of November 2018:

  • 16 038 (65%) — 11 to 22 kW (three-phase);
  • 6722 (27%) — less than 11 kW (single-phase);
  • 2020 (8%) — more than 22 kW (usually DC).

Recall, the PSA launched in Paris the new service of car sharing electric vehicles and provides 550 Citroën C-Zero & Peugeot.

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