11 Oct 18

EDF aims for mobility dominance

French electricity supplier EDF has announced its ‘electric mobility plan’, through which it wished to become the reference player in sustainable mobility in France, and later across Europe.

To enable it to reach this target, EDF already has a network of around 5,000 recharging points in France, operated by its subsidiary Sodetrel. As part of its new initiative, EDF has said that it intends to supply electricity to 600,000 electric vehicles across Europe from 2022, and to control 30% of the market in France, the UK, Italy and Belgium. From the end of this year, it is thus planning to make special promotions in these countries, involving recharging and servicing packs. And in the four countries targeted, its aim is to become the leading operator of charging points.

EDF also alludes to ‘smart charging’ in its ambitions, which means that at certain times, a charged electric vehicle can return electricity to the national grid. Managing Director Bernard Lévy speaks of his company contributing to the fight against climate change.

Authored by: Tim Harrup