As sales of electric vehicles (EV) increase globally as well as in France, the demand for charging infrastructure is rising accordingly. The French government and local industry players have already recognized this challenge and set ambitious targets, i.e., 100,000 publicly accessible charging points by the end of 2021. To achieve a satisfying charging offer for EV drivers, it is important to ensure that all key stakeholders in the field of electric mobility and charging infrastructure will have a common understanding of the future development of this EV ecosystem.
An important building block for this goal is the announcement of the French transport minister, Jean-Baptiste Djebbari, to equip over 400 highway service stations with High Power Charging (HPC) infrastructure by the end of 2022.
Nonetheless, there remains the questions: how many EVs will be newly registered in the next ten years? How many charging points are needed and what are the specific use cases identified that could help adequately plan for this new demand in a powerful EV charging infrastructure? And how to manage this roll-out?