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EU funds 200 charging points for electric vehicles across France

26 January 2015 | Cities Today

The EU’s TEN-T Programme will provide €5 million to co-fund a study and a pilot deployment of 200 charging points for electric vehicles on the main French highways. The project will contribute to the development of charging infrastructure and enable a wider use of electric transport in Europe.

“France has many front-running innovative companies, such as Renault, but for mass market uptake, a wide coverage of charging stations is essential, as most electric vehicle owners wish to cover inner-city and long-distance travel,” Jakub Adamowicz, Spokesperson for the European Commission, told Cities Today. “Consequently, these 200 stations will enable citizens across France to take advantage of this new technology. France is on a good path, via tax incentives for example, but the goal of mass market viability for electric vehicles has not yet been reached.”
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