Unprecedented data on charging networks
Watts d’Or offers us the chance to compile some fascinating data on networks of electrical car charging stations.
Last week, we revealed some statistics and data associated to the electrical automotive sector in France, their compilation vital to ascertain the record of nominees for the Watts d’Or. An stock that considerably revealed that 20 new fashions had hit the market and had been out there for buy between October 1, 2021 and September 30, 2022 from 14 manufacturers and had been out there in 48 completely different variations of engines and/or batteries.
In order to pick the most effective charging community out there within the French area, we carried out the identical train. Results are fascinating if displayed with much less granularity as a result of nature of the market (fewer manufacturers current and fewer consultant standards).
Here are the fundamentals of what that you must know
- Current variety of charging networks in France: 12
- Number of charging stations, all networks mixed: 1,407
- Average variety of stations per community: 117.25
- Maximum energy equipped: 350 kW (Ionity)
- Average energy supply: 212 kW
- Number of Shelter Networks (Roof, Canopy): 1 (Fastened)
- Number of fee networks built-in into one cellular utility: 7
- Number of networks offering plug and cost performance (car recognition that robotically initiates charging): 4
- Number of networks providing tri-standard sockets: 9
- Number of Credit Card Payment Networks (Integrated TPE): 5
- Number of networks providing to order a terminal earlier than charging: 1 (Electra)
Some rationalization about this data on charging networks
For the variety of charging networks, we take as a primary criterion that these networks ought to be established on the nationwide stage, or purpose to ascertain one. For instance, Electra has solely 12 stations in the intervening time however they’re already unfold throughout a number of areas and know that their improvement plan gives for dozens in a really quick time frame. Which, on the opposite hand, excludes de facto all regional networks that function, for instance, units of terminals assigned by native authorities, however restricted to a division or area.
Another criterion is the variety of terminals per station. To enter the classification, a community should supply at the least 2 terminals per station (ie normally 4 to six charging factors). It additionally excludes “village” terminals, even in a community, as a result of they’re largely distinctive of their location. A criterion which will appear fascinating however we lastly didn’t think about the variety of terminals per station as a result of it’s a trompe-l’oeil if we think about that this quantity can range enormously relying on the institution and due to this fact the market, with out this being crucial. . On the opposite hand this data just isn’t reliably out there for all networks and all stations
Among the “atypical” networks, we notice the presence of Tesla, which seems on this record as a result of gradual opening of a few of its Supercharger stations to different manufacturers, which finally makes it a multi-brand, and Lidl, for the reason that community may be very giant open to the general public. The variety of institutions additionally retains it aggressive.
Various companies… once they exist
As for the companies offered, they’re diverse and diverse, and partly rely on the placement of the stations, which may vary from open countryside with no close by services (no matter) to the automotive park of a 4-star lodge. By motorway stations or supermarkets. These considerably specialised instances are judged by the jury in accordance with their variety of priorities, not all having the identical standards of consolation and practicality.
Finally, a quick phrase concerning the nationality of origin of those networks. Not everyone seems to be Franco-French. As everybody is aware of, Tesla is American, however there are 4 extra international sources on this record, however in fact with a storefront in France. They are Fastand and Allego from the Netherlands and Ionity and Lidl born in Germany. In this case it’s not stunning that the Netherlands is the primary nation in Europe within the variety of terminals per 100 km (47.5) and Germany is third on this record with 19.4 terminals per 100 km, Luxembourg (34.5) is sort of insignificant. The measurement of its territory. And France? Tenth with a restrict of 4.1 per 100 km, behind Portugal and Italy.
Watch the total reveal of the Watts d’Or winners on November 10
In the meantime, we remind you that you’ve got till Friday 23/09 to vote to pick the most effective electrical automotive of the 12 months!