France is beginning to equip itself with a new ultra-fast charging network, the installation, operation and above all maintenance of which will be carried out directly by an energy distribution specialist. A little extra: it will be possible to pay directly from your bank card.
A key issue for the transition between thermal and electric vehicles, the installation of charging stations is continuing in Europe and in France. We thus learn that in addition to the private networks (installed by oil groups and construction giants like Vinci) and that of Ionity (which recently changed its billing method to switch to kWh), a new network of ultra-fast terminals are being rolled out on certain French motorways.
Called e-Vadea, this new network has a great advantage over competing solutions: its development from A to Z, its operation and above all its maintenance will be provided by SPIE CityNetworks, a specialist in energy distribution. By managing everything itself, without going through any subcontractors, the group could enable the network to maintain a high level of availability. An important argument for motorists since it is not uncommon to come across terminals out of service, the repair time of which varies greatly between the different players. Tesla’s Supercharger network is one of the most reliable in France.
A new national and ambitious network
Co-financed by the Ecological Transport Modernization Fund (FMET), the e-Vadea network is moving towards a relatively ambitious network stretching from North-East quarter of the territory up to Bordeaux and Monaco on the APRR and VINCI Autoroutes networks “, we read. For the moment, 13 stations of a dozen terminals oscillating between 150 and 300 kW are planned, explains the specialized site. A boon for vehicles capable of exploiting these recharge powers.
SPIE and FMET, managed by DEMETER, will deploy the first stations of the new e-Vadea ultra-fast charging network.
e-Vadea is a national network of ultra-fast charging stations that will have up to 12 charging points, accessible to any type of vehicle.
— Demeter (@Demeter_im)
The opening of this new network should take place at the end of 2022, but it is not known at this stage what the charging prices will be. On the other hand, we know that access to these terminals can be done thanks to a recharge badge, but also by means of a simple bank card, an additional argument in favor of the e-Vadea network.
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