For more than 400,000 French drivers who do not have their own parking space, the switch to electric vehicles depends on access to a charging station network, both in the city centre and in residential areas. Local authorities seeking to drive the transition to electric cars must therefore answer a key question: how to install charging stations on an existing network while controlling costs and keeping disruption caused by the works to a minimum.
The Alizé team at Bouygues Energies & Services has developed City Charge®, a charging point for electric vehicles that can be installed directly onto the public lighting network, to meet the need of local authorities and users for flexibility and efficiency.
City Charge® offers a solution for electric vehicles that can be adapted to any community size or neighbourhood with no need for roadworks or ground space. Up to three terminals can be installed per street for optimal coverage, low investment and minimal operating costs.
Client and User Benefits
For communities of all sizes, City Charge® offers both installation and operating cost efficiency, and is exceptionally easy to install:
- No road works
- No resizing of the network
- No ground space taken
- Can be attached to all types of post
Meanwhile, there are many advantages for the end-users, i.e. drivers of electric vehicles:
- Recharges all vehicles: car, bike, scooter, etc. (T2 and E/F domestic socket)
- No disruption to the grid
- Secure charging station with door to protect the charging cable
- Creation of user accounts and setting of access rights
- Consumption analysis
- Identification with RFID/NFC/QR code
Data collected from the roll-out indicates a significant reduction in maintenance costs, as well as high user satisfaction.
Level 1 : Proof of concept or lab test
Level 2: Tested under real life conditions
Level 3: Commercial solution