Paris, 26 December 2022 - Following on from a decade-long commitment to deploying multi-operator charging points, APRR motorways are now welcoming a new ultra-fast charging operator, e-Vadea. This operator has launched eight charging stations at the same time with support from SPIE CityNetworks and DEMETER via the Ecological Transport Modernisation Fund (FMET). This marks the continuation of APRR and AREA deploying charging stations for electric vehicle users on their motorways. Almost 90% of rest areas are now covered.
Eight e-Vadea stations set up on key motorways
e-Vadea was selected following a call for tenders that closed in the spring of 2022. The operator is setting up its first ultra-power charging stations in the area. These stations are the first of their kind in France and are now operational in the following rest stop areas:
- Besançon Champoux and Besançon Marchaux, on the A36, in Doubs. Each station has five terminals, six charging points and all industry-standard connectors: CCS, Type 2, CHAdeMO.
- Chien Blanc, on the A6, in Côte-d’Or: seven terminals, eight charging points and CCS, Type 2 and CHAdeMO connectors.
- Dijon Brognon, between Beaune and Toul in both directions, on the A31 in Côte-d’Or: five terminals for Beaune-Toul and six for Toul-Beaune, six charging points for Beaune-Toul and seven for Toul-Beaune, all with industry-standard connectors: CCS, Type 2, CHAdeMO.
- Bourg Teyssonge, on the A40 in Ain: five terminals, six charging points and CCS, Type 2 and CHAdeMO connectors.
- Lorraine Sandaucourt La Trelle, on the A31, in Vosges: five terminals, six charging points and CCS, Type 2 and CHAdeMO connectors.
- Plessis Picard Ourdy, on the A5 in Seine-et-Marne: seven terminals, eight charging points and CCS, Type 2 and CHAdeMO connectors.
Each new e-Vadea station is equipped with 5 to 12 charging points, each delivering up to 300 kW of power (providing a driving range of 300 km in 20 minutes), which can be boosted according to demand. This fully covers the requirements of multiple vehicles charging simultaneously, with all industry-standard connector types available (CCS, Type 2, CHAdeMO).
Each station has illuminated signs indicating when the terminals are in use, an LED panel on the roof and markings on the ground indicating power capacities. These modern and ergonomic stations can also accommodate long vehicles, vehicles with trailers and vans.
“Fastned set up operations on our motorways a few months back. We are proud to now welcome a new operator in the market, e-Vadea. Thanks to this unique combination and this service provided by multiple operators, we are now making it easier for people to make long-distance trips to ski resorts in the Alps, Germany, Switzerland and Southern France. Our customers can now recharge their vehicles while taking a break at our motorway rest stops. And this only marks the beginning. We already have plans to increase the number of charging points given the surge in electric vehicle use. Our stations have been designed to allow this expansion and to meet the needs of motorists as effectively as possible”, explains Guillaume Hérent, the Managing Director of APRR and AREA.
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