The course is symbolic.
France has exceeded one million public or private charging points for electric vehicles, according to estimates published on Wednesday by Enedis, the manager of the electricity distribution network.
A charging “point” differs from a “charging station” which can accommodate several points.
Enedis, which connects these infrastructures to the network on public roads and in the private domain, notes the "dynamic" in progress, with the milestone of one million charging points crossed in the second quarter of 2022: i.e. + 61% compared to the same period of 2021, and almost double compared to December 2020.
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More than half is now in private homes, 43% in companies, and the rest (6%) is accessible to the public on the road, car parks, motorway service areas, etc.
They are also distributed unevenly in France, depending on the population and the equipment policies of the territories, notes Enedis.
More than 900,000 electric and hybrid vehicles on the road
Thus the most densely equipped areas in absolute value are Île-de-France, the Mediterranean basin, the North and the Gironde.
But the balance is more homogeneous if we take into account the population density (the number of charging points per 100,000 inhabitants).
More than 900,000 electric and rechargeable hybrid vehicles are in circulation, there should be 17 million in 2035. 89% of users do their main charging at home, indicated an Enedis / BVA survey in 2021. While nearly half of French people live in collective residences, approximately 2% of condominiums are now equipped with charging infrastructure.