PHOTO CAPTION: Renault Kangoo ZE electric van using publicly-accessible charger.

Carmakers to Accelerate Public Charger Installation in France

The Nissan Renault Alliance will give away close to 1,000 fast chargers costing around 5,000 euros ($6,300) each, mostly in France.

Published: 14-Jun-2012

Automaker Renault, frustrated by the speed at which electric car chargers are being installed across France, is to fund some of the missing infrastructure itself.

A century after French tiremaker Michelin issued road signs to help early motorists find their way, Renault and Japanese affiliate Nissan are preparing to hand out charging stations for installation in public spaces.

"It is not our job to install chargers, but somebody has to kickstart the market," Thierry Koskas, head of Renault's electric vehicle program, told Reuters. "This cannot be a long-term policy."


Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric car belonging to SourceLondon, an EV charging infrastructure operator in the British capital.

Ernst & Young's 'Beyond the plug: finding value in the emerging electric vehicle charging ecosystem' identifies business risks and opportunities in charging system build out.

AeroVironment eVgo electric car charger in Washington, D.C.'s Union Station.

SPX Corp-commissioned survey finds 78 percent of potential buyers of electric cars like the Chevy Volt do not have 220V electrical outlets.

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