COP21: charging stations promote electromobility

More choice of electric vehicles, more charging stations, more range: attitudes to electromobility seem to be changing... To mark COP21, Citeos has installed charging stations for electric vehicles at strategic locations.

Borne Recharge véhicules électriques Paris Cop21To mark the COP21 event, car manufacturers Renault and Nissan have made electric vehicles (EVs) available to dignitaries in order to promote this mode of transport. Citeos was responsible for installing the charging stations at the various strategic sites. At Le Bourget, where the conference is taking place, Citeos installed six rapid charging stations (50kW), which fully charge EVs in 30 minutes, along with six 1x22kW stations and five 2x7kW stations. These temporary facilities will be dismantled when the event is over. However, other facilities are set to stay: in fact Citeos has added twenty 7kW charging stations to existing infrastructure plus two rapid charging stations at a Renault site in Boulogne-Billancourt. It is also due to install charge points in Total and Avia petrol stations and near the Paris-Bercy and Montparnasse train stations.

In early November 2015, GIREVE, in partnership with Avere-France, listed over 10,000 charging stations in France compared with 8,600 in September 2014 , representing an increase of more than 17% in just over a year.