Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

Greening transport 2013-EU-92055-S 


The overall objective of the project is to foster Electric Vehicle (EV) deployment in France within a short timeframe. It will develop an understanding of all technological, environmental and end user requirements to enable the viability of an interoperable fast charging network in France and in Europe. There are three specific objectives, namely to:


1. Test the use of EV infrastructure in a full live trial in France along the main TEN-T axes and French highways linking together large urban areas and suburban population centres. This objective will be met by deploying, testing, operating and monitoring a pilot of 200 new interoperable and multi-standard fast charging stations.


2. Ensure full national interoperability within the pilot-scale network of 200 fast charging stations. Recommendations about interoperable connections with other already existing EV charging networks in France and neighbouring countries will be established in order to ensure full replicability across Europe.


3. Develop and validate innovative business models supporting the deployment of a fast charging infrastructure. This objective will be met by comparing the data processed during the pilot with available benchmarks from other European EV infrastructure systems.


The consolidated results of the project will be widely disseminated at national and European levels. They will provide a roadmap for France, and possibly other Member States, and support decision-making on nationwide roll-outs of EV infrastructure.



State of progress on 31 December 2014:
Beneficiaries have started to deploy the pilot of 200 fast charging stations but face permitting and regulatory issues which delay the whole process. Interoperability related tasks are on going.




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Total project cost covered by this Decision:


Percentage of EU support:  


Studies: 50%

EU contribution:




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This project was also the subject of a press release issued by the Agency.

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Implementation schedule:

Start date: April 2014

End date: December 2015


Beneficiary & Implementing body:

 Electricité de France SA

 Renault SAS

 Nissan West Europe SAS

 Institut des Sciences et Technologies de Paris – ParisTech

 Volkswagen AG

 BMW (Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft)


Additional information:

 European Commission, DG MOVE

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