The objective of 100,000 charging points for electric vehicles has been brought forward by one year. Rapid terminals will be deployed on national roads and highways.
With Barbara Pompili, Minister of Ecological Transition, Minister of Transport Jean-Baptiste Djebbari will sign the charter on Monday “Objective 100,000 terminals“on the electrification of the French automobile fleet.
The goal of deploying 100,000 electric charging stations faster than expected. Instead of 2022, as previously announced, the Minister of Transport has announced his desire to achieve it by the end of 2021.
In an interview with Parisian, the Minister of Transport declared that this acceleration is necessary to “develop roaming, that is to say long distance journeys”.
A budget of 100 million euros will be devoted to the creation of 500 fast-charging stations, equipped with at least 4 terminals with a power of 150 kilowatts each. They will be installed along the 12,000 km of national roads and 9,000 km of motorways.
“I have set the goal that all motorway stations and national roads are equipped as quickly as possible,” said the minister. “With the installation of terminals in collective housing, this is one of the main obstacles to the development of electricity today”.
Acquisition aid for low-income households
To support this deployment, the Minister recalls the existence of the Advenir device “which supports” in addition to communities, also private actors, companies, motorway concessions, mass distribution, collective housing “.
This support is currently in the order of 1000 to 2000 euros per terminal. The Minister of Transport announces that it “will now range from 2000 to 9000 euros, depending on the power of the terminals”. This amount represents approximately 60% of the cost of the terminal. The government also intends to cover 75% of the cost of connection to the network.
The other obstacle to the development of electricity remains the cost of acquiring vehicles for low-income households. In order to “establish real social equity for access to ecological cars”, the government has proposed a microcredit system with state guarantee. This aode “will allow precisely these most modest households to be able to supplement public aid”, explains Jean-Baptiste Djebbari.