In its latest barometer, Avere France warns of the stagnation in the number of charging points open to the public in France and calls on the authorities to use all existing means to speed up deployments.
Announced a few months ago by the government, the target of 100,000 charging points open to the public in France is not on track to be reached. This is the finding drawn up by the latest Avere France barometer, which is concerned about the stagnation of the French network.
28,928 charging points
For the publication of this new barometer, Avere France announces that it has carried out with GIREVE, which provides the list of charging points, an important job of cleaning up the data.
“On some declarations, operators confused connectors and charging points,” notes Cécile Goubet, General Delegate of Avere France, who takes as an example the case of certain tri-standard terminals sometimes declared as three separate charging points. Work that has resulted in the “loss” of 1000 charging points but which allows the barometer to be as close as possible to reality.
Cleaned, this new base figures at 28,929 the number of charging points open to the public in France. Applying the same correction to the last barometer, dating back to the end of May, the increase in the number of charging points in France will have been only 0.2%. If the health crisis has slowed down many deployments, the loss of two important networks justifies this weak development. Closed a few weeks apart, the Bluely (Lyon) and Bluecub (Bordeaux) car-sharing facilities have removed 514 and 354 charging points, respectively.
Accelerated charging still predominant
Alone representing nearly 70% of the installed charging points, accelerated charging (14 – 22 kW) is still the most widely deployed solution in France. Totaling more than 1800 charging points, rapid charging (> 24 kW) only 6.5% of installations.
In terms of distribution, Ile-de-France appears to be the best equipped today, with nearly 4,500 charging points in operation. Conversely, the Ile-de-France region is the one that remains the most in tension with a ratio of one charging point for sixteen vehicles.
Strong development of kWh billing.
Beyond the calculation and distribution of charging points, the Avere France barometer is interested for the first time in the distribution of billing typologies.
Based on 6,300 charging sessions from 7 mobility operators, this data provided by the Chargeprice platform shows strong growth in charging per kWh. From only 20% of sessions in January, kWh billing rose to over 30% in September. Conversely, per-minute billing declined from 50% in January to 40.3% in September.
A necessary acceleration
With nearly 295,000 electric vehicles put into circulation since 2010, France now has an average of one charging point for ten electric vehicles. A ratio that drops to one to thirteen if we include the more than 97,000 plug-in hybrids driving on the roads of France. Recently underlined by ACEA, this difference in pace between registrations and deployments of charging points is also singled out by Avere France.
“The government’s objective of 100,000 terminals by the end of 2021 will require the mobilization of all existing tools, both financial and legislative, to be achieved” warns Cécile Goubet, General Delegate of Avere-France, who is counting on the new Advenir funding to speed up deployments. Ranging from € 2,100 to € 9,000 per charging point, these new aids are now a function of the power delivered. Valid until the end of October 2021, they have a voluntarily binding timetable. This is a way of encouraging project leaders to make up their minds quickly and in particular those whose equipment obligations will not occur before 2025.
“There is a real awareness of the government on the importance of electricity and this target of 100,000 has created real momentum,” notes Cécile Goubet. “This is reflected in the arrangements made by the LOM but also in the funding resources available today. However, there is a delay before the projects emerge from the ground ”.