By summer 2022, Greater Paris will have more than 3,000 charging stations for electric cars. The metropolis has accepted the offer of the Metropolis group for the installation and operation of the largest charging network in Ile de France.
Grand Paris is about to catch up on the charging infrastructure for electric vehicles. An important step was taken with the selection of the industrial group which will build and operate the vast network of Ile-de-France terminals, using in particular the Autolib stations abandoned since 2018. Called “Metropolis”, it brings together the manufacturer of e-Totem terminals, installer SPIE and the investment company SIIT. A first pilot station is planned for June 2020 before the launching of the deployment during the summer. The network should be complete by mid-2022.
A total of 3,084 charging points will be put into service, including 2,582 at ex-Autolib locations and 502 new sites. Distributed in 130 municipalities in the Greater Paris metropolis, Metropolis will offer several types of charging stations depending on the power delivered. “Metropolis Proximity” will include points from 3 to 7 kW, “Metropolis Citadine” from 7 to 22 kW and “Metropolis Express” will deploy 252 charging stations from 50 to 150 kW.
Access to the top-up may in particular be by credit card. A website and a mobile application are provided to locate and configure the load. The network announces a somewhat complex rate, from 0.36 to 0.72 euros per kWh depending on the power, then from 1 to 3 euros every 15 minutes after charging is complete. For large recharges, a fixed price of 45 euros will offer 100 kWh.