EV Charging Stations: France

Goals

To determine the number of charging stations for electric vehicles in France. What is the value chain? What are the different business models at each step of the value chain?

To identify the players and to determine their market share (in # of charging points and in revenue)

To identify the latest M&A deals between players, the customers paying for the installation of public EV charging stations, the cities that have the most charging stations and which are growing fastest, the main regulations governing the market, the different technologies for EV charging stations, and any compatibility concerns between chargers and some EVs (specific brands/models).

Early Findings

EV Charging Stations in France

  • The number of electric vehicle charging stations in France, as of 2018, include normal charge, type-2AC, ChaDeMo, CCS, and Tesla SC 22,308, 470, 577, 484, and 488, respectively.
  • By 2019, there were already 230,000 electric cars in France and 28,000 charging stations. The government of France together with manufacturers aims to have 600,000 BEVs, 400,000 PHEVs, and 100,000 publicly accessible charging points by 2022.
  • In France, about 67% of the charging stations are three-phase AC 11-22 kW, which is the best fit for the European electric grid. About 27% of the charging stations are single-phase on-board chargers which can take a third of the output from 3.7 to 7.4 kW. A one-hour charge of the three-phase on-board chargers replenishes about 100 km (62 miles).
  • In summary, (stats from end of November, 2018)
    • 16,038 (65%) of 11-22 kW (3-phase)
    • 6,722 (27%) of <11 kW (1-phase)
    • 2,020 (8%) of >24 kW (usually DC or rarely 3-phase 43 kW AC)

  • In Europe, France is ranked third, after Netherlands and Germany, based on the number of charging stations. The public charging station market is primarly dominated by utilities and oil companies.

Key Players

  • EDF, a French state-owned utility, hopes to dominate the European market by having a 30% market share in France, Belgium, Italy, and the UK.
  • The top EV charging station companies in the world include ChargePoint, ABB, BP, Shell, Webasto, Hyundai, RWE, Daimler Mercedes-Benz, Siemens, EVgo, EVBox, G2Mobility, Pacific Gas and Electric, Blink, Renault, Phihong, Schneider Electric, Efacec, Eaton, and Ample.

Summary of our Early Findings

  • Our initial one-hour research was able to provide insights into the charging station market in France. We were also able to identify key players on a global scale. Our thorough research through industry reports and publications and media sites was unable to find key players within France, or those that only focus on EV charging stations.
  • Based on the availability of information, we have drafted the research paths outlined below. You may select all our suggested research paths to gain more insight into this market.

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