Electric car: investigation of charging stations’ “business” – Page 1

Sales of electric and hybrid cars have exploded since 2020, but that of terminals has not followed. However, since the beginning of the year, networks of charging stations have also boomed in all regions of France and they are now attracting the interest of various players, from car manufacturers to oil companies and including energy companies and pure players. However, this promising market is extremely complex and its economic model is still uncertain. But beyond that, what are drivers thinking? Is the customer experience there or is it becoming a headache? The answers in our file “Electric charging stations: the weak link in the decarbonisation of the car”…


The tightening of the rules against thermal cars and support for the purchase of electric and hybrid cars cause the sale of electrified cars to explode. This dynamic raises the question of the pace of implementation of…

INVESTIGATION (1/5) . First part of a series of five investigations into the complex “business” of charging stations…

INVESTIGATION (2/5) . The second part of a series of five studies on the business of electric charging stations…

Forced to transform on a forced march, TotalEnergies wants to operate 75,000 electrical terminals in France on public roads, in companies and at home, before the end of 2025.  The major hopes to reach 20,000 terminals by the end of the year.  .

Investigation (3/5) . Part three of our series of five investigations into the “business” of electric charging stations…

Since the mobility orientation bill of December 24, 2019, non-resident parking lots - here in La Défense - must reserve 5% of their spaces for electric mobility.

Investigation (3/5) . Part three of our series of five investigations into the “business” of electric charging stations…

EXAMINATION 4/5. The fourth part of our series of five investigations into the complex business of charging stations…

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The fifth and final part of our series of five investigations into the complex business of charging stations…

The fifth and final part of our series of five investigations into the business of electric charging stations…

The fifth and final part of our series of five investigations into the business of electric charging stations…

To recharge the battery in his hybrid model, Stéphane has to juggle the many subscription cards.

EXAMINATION 4/5. The fourth part of our series of five investigations into the complex business of charging stations…

EXAMINATION 4/5. The fourth part of our series of five investigations into the complex business of charging stations…

In 2020, the Île-et-Vilaine public network thus carried out almost 19,000 collections, i.e. 1,500 charges on average per month.  In the first two quarters of 2021, the increase in the number of charges and in July (3,350 charges instead of 2,050 in July 2020) exceeded 60%.

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EXAMINATION 4/5. The fourth part of our series of five investigations into the complex business of charging stations…

EXAMINATION 4/5. The fourth part of our series of five investigations into the complex business of charging stations…

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Modulo's terminal fleet, which covers three departments in the Center Val de Loire, will be modified in 2022 to take into account the widespread use of electric vehicles.  (© Benjamin Dubuis)

EXAMINATION 4/5. The fourth part of our series of five investigations into the complex business of charging stations…

Freshmile and Engie will operate a network of 180 charging stations in the Strasbourg city area.

EXAMINATION 4/5. The fourth part of our series of five investigations into the complex business of charging stations…

A car charging at a charging station in the Grand Paris metropolis.

EXAMINATION 4/5. The fourth part of our series of five investigations into the complex business of charging stations…

Part four of our series of five investigations into the complex business of electric charging stations…

An electric car recharges at a Metropolis terminal.

EXAMINATION 4/5. The fourth part of our series of five investigations into the complex business of charging stations…

Révéo is the network of charging stations for electric cars in Occitanie.

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A charging station installed in Trouville-sur-mer.

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