By December 2022, France had 82,107 charging points accessible and open to the public. That is an increase of 53% in one year and a multiplication by 2.6 in 2 years. In fact, this is a significant increase in the last two years as noted by AVERE. In addition, the association announced positive prospects for electric mobility in 2023. The total number of charging points (including private ones) in France stood at around 1.2 million by the end of 2022.
The initial goal set by the government of 100,000 public charging stations by the end of 2022 aimed to give a new boost to deployments. In this sense, it has succeeded (…) Between 4,000 and 5,000 charging points were installed per year between 2014 and 2020, while around 50,000 charging points were put in place between 2021 and 2022.Clément Molizon, General Delegate of Avere-France
Since 2021, Avere-France and the Ministry of Energy Transition have joined to establish a reference barometer on EV charging infrastructure. They have entrusted Gireve with the mission of producing reliable and transparent indicators to track changes in the deployment and use of charging infrastructure.
The main priority for electric mobility in 2023: the quality of the charging network
According to AVERE, it will be necessary to have between 330,000 and 480,000 charging points open to the public for light vehicles by 2030. The association emphasizes the importance of quality of service, which is a prerequisite for meeting users’ needs.
Since the end of 2022, the monthly barometer has included indicators on the use and quality of charging points. Thus, in last December, 1 charging point had an average of 15 sessions, with an average availability rate of 85%. Conversely, charging points are considered unavailable when they are under maintenance or out of service.