Just recently, Carrefour surpassed the landmark of 100 electric vehicle charging stations. With more than 850 charging points nationwide, half of which are high-power ones (up to 300 kW), it becomes the first terminal network in France.
Dedicated to provide electricity to rural areas of France, Carrefour Energies
Since its April 2022 debut, Carrefour Énergies has added electric charging stations to more than a hundred of its hypermarket locations. Before the year is over, it hopes to add 200 more stores to this total.
The store is assisting in the introduction of electric mobility to France by rolling out stations around the nation, in both urban and rural locations, allowing as many people as possible to access a new local service, powered entirely by green energy.
Map of Carrefour Energies’ first 100 charging stations
To meet this ambitious aim, the retailer has teamed up with two leading partners – Allego and Driveco. They are responsible for building and operating the charging infrastructure.
For the past year now, Allego has been installing terminals for Carrefour hypermarkets and will be opening 100 new stations over the next 12 months.
Driveco has just started fitting out supermarkets and has just opened its first two stations in the car parks of Carrefour’s Vire and Estaires Market stores. It wants to have 600 by 2025, particularly in small and medium-sized towns.
Barely a year after we opened the first station in La Chapelle Saint-Luc, in the car park of the Troyes hypermarket, Carrefour now has over a hundred charging stations.
In order to reach our target of 5000 charging points and 800 stations between now and 2025, we are going to pick up the pace even more, opening an average of nearly 30 new stations every month!
Thanks to all the efforts of Carrefour Énergies’ teams and those of our partners, we are rolling out a network of charging terminals boasting a unique level of regional coverage, so as many of our customers as possible can use them,said Arnaud D’HOOP, Director of Innovation and New Business
With these new stations, Carrefour Énergies is providing its users with a charging service for all types of mobility
– ranging from comfort charging (22 kW) to rapid and ultra-rapid charging (50 to 300 kW), which will fully charge a battery in 20 to 60 minutes, depending on vehicle type.
There are also charging solutions for soft mobility transport modes.
Carrefour Énergies wants to maximise its customers’ purchasing power and so is also giving away one hour’s worth of 22-kW charging for all loyalty card or Carrefour PASS card holders.
That’s a customer benefit worth between €3 and €6. Under this scheme, more than 65,000 charging hours have already been given away for free to users since the first station was opened.