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Electric cars: the State will devote 500 million euros more to the deployment of charging stations


Two hundred million euros will be allocated in particular to a program financing the installation of terminals in condominiums, car parks,

The State will devote an additional 500 million euros to the deployment of charging stations for electric vehicles, including 200 million euros to extend the "Advenir" program, the Minister of Transport announced on Monday during a trip in Limoges.

Already endowed with 100 million euros between 2020 and 2023, the Advenir program, intended to finance the installation of conventional charging stations in condominiums, car parks, or on roads, covers between 30% and 60% of installation costs of a terminal.

An envelope of 30 million euros will be earmarked specifically to support the installation of "semi-public" recharging infrastructure among professionals in the automotive services, the ministry said in a press release.

Several calls for projects for ultra-fast charging stations will also be launched to the tune of 300 million euros as part of the “France 2030” investment plan.

Heavy goods vehicles also targeted

Part of this amount, i.e. 50 million euros, will be used for the electrification of heavy goods vehicles, via subsidies for the construction of dedicated charging stations.

A call for projects of 65 million euros had already been announced on November 19 for aid for the purchase of heavy goods vehicles and the installation of terminals.

According to the Minister of Transport Jean-Baptiste Djebbari, “these 500 million euros will allow us to equip ourselves with terminals throughout the territory and particularly in our rural areas, in order to accelerate [their] opening up and put an end to the areas. gray of mobility ”.

The objective of 100,000 terminals open to the public that the government had set will not be reached by the end of 2021. “There remains one point of accentuation of the effort: the terminals open to the public.

To be at the right level of equipment in the territory, there is a shortage of 15,000 terminals by 2025, ”the Minister of Transport indicated in October.

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While the European Commission intends to ban the sale of thermal vehicles in 2035, French manufacturers are insisting on the deployment of charging stations for electric vehicles, essential to reassure motorists.

If the cost of using electric vehicles is close to that of thermals, the lack of terminals remains one of the main obstacles to their purchase, along with autonomy and charging time, according to a survey published at the end of October by the firm AlixPartners .

On the motorways, the equipment of service stations has accelerated in recent months: one in two stations is equipped with an ultra-fast charging station and they should all be by the end of 2022.

Source: leparis

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