EDF aims to become Europe’s largest supplier of charging stations for electric vehicles by 2022, as France’s state-backed power utility pushes further into renewable power. Jean-Bernard Lévy, EDF’s chief executive, said he wanted EDF to have 30 per cent of the market share in electric vehicle charging by 2022 and was aiming to have some 75,000 charging stations in place by that date, namely in Italy, the UK, Belgium and France. The EDF boss added that he saw electric vehicles making up some 30 per cent of new cars sold in those markets by 2035. EDF did not give a figure for investment in the plan, saying it would rely mostly on partnerships, including with carmakers such as Renault and Californian EV battery start-up Nuvve.
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EDF relies on the electric car to keep its nuclear. The company has presented a plan to accompany the boom in electric mobility. It wants to supply its “decarbonated” energy to 600,000 vehicles by 2022 thanks to a large network of charging stations. Or how to make your nuclear essential.
Liberation 10th Oct 2018 read more »