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Shell ubitricity to install 294 new public chargers near Paris

Nic Ryan

British electric vehicle (EV) drivers heading to or through France this summer will gain access to hundreds of new EV chargers thanks to ubitricity securing a public tender with the Communauté d’Agglomération de Marne et Gondoire (CAMG) for the installation and operation of new public chargers near Paris.

252 AC fast and 42 DC rapid charging connectors across 147 charge points will be rolled out throughout cities in the region of Marne et Gondoire, located 25 kilometres east of Paris. 

CAMG is situated 25 kilometres east of Paris and consists of cities like Bussy-St-Georges, Bussy-St-Martin, Lagny-sur-Marne et Montévrain, and Disneyland Paris is located only a few kilometres away.

 All AC chargers will be equipped with two sockets per charger and a charging power of up to 22 kW, and will be located at destination charging locations such as shopping centres or leisure facilities.

The DC rapid chargers will deliver electrons at 50 and 150 kW, perfect for drivers wanting a quicker pit stop en-route to their destination.

EV drivers travelling to the continent can use the Zapmap app and desktop map to search and filter for certain charge points in France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.

All drivers of electric vehicles will be able to use the new charging stations – either with their usual RFID charging cards and e-mobility apps, such as Shell Recharge, or via individual QR codes / NFC tags at the respective charge point.

“Following a competitive tender, we chose the Shell ubitricity offer, which we felt was the best suited to the area, to the development of the charging infrastructure and therefore to electric mobility," said Pierre Tebaldini, Chief of Staff to the Chairman of the Communauté d'Agglomération de Marne et Gondoire.

"Shell's teams have worked closely with our local authorities to provide a real response to the current and future electrification of our vehicles."

The location of each charging station is currently being determined based on local insights and in close consultation with the CAMG. As with all new ubitricity roll-outs, the chargers will be branded Shell Recharge.

“The new public charging stations will make it easier for people in the region to switch to electric vehicles," said Mickaël Garreau, Market Unit Lead France at Shell ubitricity.

"Already operating almost 300 AC and DC charging points in Le Havre Seine Métropole, our team is now looking forward to working with cities and representatives in the region of Marne et Gondoire.”

Whether you're a seasoned EV enthusiast or a curious first-timer, our guide to charging in mainland Europe will help you in preparation to take your EV into and across the continent.