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TEN-T: First fast charging points operational in France thanks to EU support

Date: 10/06/2015

Two charging points have been put into service today as part of the Corri-Door project, an action benefitting from almost €5 million funding under the EU TEN-T Programme . The aim of the Corri-Door project is to enable an interoperable fast charging network and foster rapid electric vehicle deployment in France and in Europe.

The two first fast charging points of the Corri-Door project were put into service today in the Bosgouet Nord (A13, 128 km from Paris) and Tardenois Nord (A4, 97 km from Paris) rest areas. Thanks to these new points, users can charge their electric vehicles in less than 30 minutes. They are part of a pilot deployment of 200 new fast charging points along the main French highways which will be completed by December 2015.

The Corri-Door project will analyse many aspects related to the usage of electric vehicles and develop innovative business models supporting the deployment of a fast charging infrastructure. Corri-Door will also provide a roadmap for the rollout of electric vehicle charging infrastructure in France, as well as recommendations for other EU countries.

Co-funded by the European Commission under the TEN-T Annual Call 2013 , priority 'Decarbonisation / reduction of noise', Corri-Door is a project involving seven consortium partners including business and engineering schools. Its implementation is monitored by INEA, the European Commission's Innovation and Networks Executive Agency.

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