France has lagged behind its neighbors in terms of managing the fleet of electric vehicles. Indeed, while the German and Dutch neighbors offer railways completely devoid of fuel or coal, in France, diesel is still used to propel trains. And this state of affairs is also evident in the field of electric cars, where France sins due to the scarcity of charging stations. The country aims to install 80 electric charging stations along the highways.
Electrical terminals for the happiness of EV drivers
Electric cars are selling like hot cakes. In particular because of the accompanying measures initiated by the administration, which really wants to see the French switch from thermal vehicles to electric.
A charging station for electric cars – Photo credits: Flickr
Unfortunately, the rate of growth of charging stations has absolutely not kept pace with that of EV sales. Suddenly, we easily find ourselves with 300,000 Zoe sold in Europe by Renault since the start of the year, but less than 100,000 charging stations across the whole of Europe.
A shame, which unfortunately depends on where you are. Since France and Germany, for example, are not in the same boat. While our country is slipping on the charging stations or stations, in Germany the roads and highways abound.
80 electric charging stations on French highways
Led by Kallista Energy and Enercon, the vast project aims to install 80 charging stations on our highways by 2024. The particularity of these stations is that their energy will be entirely produced by renewable sources. Wind power in particular.
A charging station for electric cars – Photo credits: Wikimedia Commons
A much greener energy that will offer consumers the opportunity to really buy themselves an ecological soul. While restoring the image of EVs. The full electric would be charged 15 euros.