Automotive: the State accelerates the transition to electric

Automotive: the State accelerates the transition to electric

Automakers are trying to speed up their conversion to electric. The state supports them via a recovery plan, reports France 2, Monday, October 26.

Automotive: the State accelerates the transition to electric

It is a small revolution which is taking place. Gradually, charging stations are multiplying in France. They are even found in supermarket car parks. “This is a good idea because people by the time it does their shopping, […] well that gives us time to put the car on charge“, Rejoices a client of this Leclerc in the Paris region.

Speed ​​up deployment

The government aims to support the deployment of these charging stations. He wants to go from 30,000 to 100,000 devices accessible to the public by 2021. For the moment, the distribution remains uneven in France, some departments being better equipped than others: there are more than 4,000 terminals in Ile-de -France against around 70 in Corsica. However, this deployment will have a significant cost: up to 500 million euros according to a study. For the user, too. “When you are on the highway and you are using a device that may have cost 100,000 euros each, naturally you are on amounts that can approach, or even exceed the amount of a full tank of gasoline.“, Warns Quentin Derumaux, energy specialist at SIA Partners.