On March 31, 2023, France had 95,755 charging points open to the public. This represents an increase of 66% compared to the same month of the previous year and an average of 142 charging points per 100,000 inhabitants. In fact, France is getting closer to the goal of 100,000 publicly accessible charging points!
In just three months, nearly 14,000 charging points open to the public have been deployed throughout the country. This is an unprecedented acceleration in the development of the network, […] The milestone of 100,000 charging points could be reached by the end of April.Clément Molizon, General Secretary of Avere-France
The General Secretary of AVERE also highlighted that the validation of the European AFIR regulation opens new prospects for charging. This regulation provides for new objectives that France has already largely achieved. This augurs well for the future of France’s development of charging. In France, the ratio of 1.3 kW of installed power per electric vehicle has already been achieved, with almost 4 kW per vehicle. The regulation also requires the installation of fast charging stations of at least 150 kW every 60 km along the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) by 2025, an obligation that French highways will achieve by this summer, according to Clément Molizon.
Since 2021, AVERE and the Ministry of Energy Transition have been collaborating to produce the monthly charging barometer. The barometer is based on data from Gireve, the e-mobility expert. This barometer provides benchmark information on the number of publicly accessible charging points in France, their geographical distribution, their power. Regional indicators are also available. Additionally, the barometer displays the usage of charging points, their availability rate and session volumes.