Two charging points have been put into service 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 charging points are manufactured in France and run on renewable electricity supplied by EDF.
Based on project feedback and studies conducted by ParisTech, Corri-Door will glean information on:
– customer expectations of the charging service,
– economic viability and business models,
– opportunities for deployment of an interconnected and interoperable charging infrastructure network in Europe.