On January 31, 2023, France had 85,284 publicly accessible charging points. This represents a significant increase of 57% compared to the same month in the previous year. Furthermore, the average number of charging points per 100,000 inhabitants stands at 127. Since the beginning of January, 3,177 points have been deployed across the territory.
Since 2021, AVERE and the Ministry of Energy Transition have been jointly developing a monthly charging barometer. This barometer shows how charging infrastructure changes based on location and available power. The data is compiled from Gireve, the central digital platform for new mobility. The barometer highlights the ongoing efforts by AVERE and the Ministry of Energy Transition to monitor the charging infrastructure in France.
AVERE-France’s General Secretary, Clément Molizon, announces that 2023 will be a landmark year. He predicts that they will surpass the symbolic milestone of 100,000 charging points.
The year is starting well: however, the momentum must be maintained and intensified, with a focus on constantly improving service quality and user experience.Clément Molizon – General Secretary of Avere-France
Since the end of 2022, the barometer has also presented indicators on the usage of publicly accessible charging points in France, in terms of availability and volume of sessions. In January 2023, for instance, charging points with a power greater than 150 kW were available on average 78% of the time. However, when charging points are under maintenance or not functioning, we consider them to be unavailable.