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1 Market overview

1.1 Definition and scope of the study

A vehicle charging station is an infrastructure equipped with one or more charging points for recharging electric vehicles. It comprises the space needed to park a vehicle and other components, such as a charge management cabinet.

Worldwide, the market was valued at $19.67 billion in 2022, and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 25.5% until 2030. The countries with the largest number of charging stations are China, the USA and South Korea, with France occupying 5ᵉ position in the global ranking. However, when we look at the density of the charging station network, we see that it is the Netherlands and Norway that are ahead of the other countries. In Europe, the number of charging stations is rising ste adily, thanks to strong public policy incentives and the prospect of electric car sales far outstripping those of conventional cars in the medium term.

In France, the number of charging points has been rising sharply, particularly since 2020. The vast majority of these charging points are privately owned, with the remainder held by businesses. Demand is being driven by the recent surge in the number of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, which will account for 21% of the market by 2022. Territorial coverage of electric charging infrastructure is becoming an increasingly important issue for public authorities and automotive and energy companies.

The players' business model remains fragile, with profitability affected by increased competition. Players in the sector need to reach a significant critical mass to generate profits, as margins are still very low. If many players are positioning themselves in this promising market today, we can imagine that there will be a concentration phenomenon.

1.2 The global market

The global market for electric charging stations was estimated at $**.** billion in ****, and is expected to grow at a CAGR of **.*% to ****.

Projected development of the global market for electric charging stations World, **** - **** Source: ****

Currently, the majority of electric vehicle (***) charging needs are met by home chargers. However, to achieve ...

1.3 The European market in the process of structuring

The European Union's aim is to create a dense network of charging points for electric vehicles, comparable in convenience to those for gasoline-powered cars. A provisional agreement was reached on March **, **** to update EU rules on alternative fuel infrastructure. The agreement calls for the installation of fast charging stations (***) every ** km ...

1.4 A flourishing French market

In ****, the number of public charging points in France exceeded **,***, marking a significant ***% increase on ****. In the first five months of ****, more than **,*** new charging points were installed, meeting and exceeding the long-awaited target of ***,*** charging points[***].

The "***,*** charging points plan", launched by the government in ****, aimed to set up ***,*** public ...

2 Demand analysis

2.1 Terminal demand and its determinants

Demand for electric charging stations in France is growing rapidly. To meet demand from the *.* million electric vehicles expected to be on the roads of mainland France by ****, the number of public charging stations will need to rise to ***,*** by ****. This expansion will include both public and private charging infrastructures. It ...

2.2 Growth in the number of electric cars in France

Despite a slow start due to factors such as high cost, lack of recharging infrastructure and limited public understanding, the number of electric vehihicles registered in France rose sharply during ****, despite the pandemic, the economic crisis and the shortage of semiconductors[***]. As shown in the graph below, the number of electric ...

2.3 A network of charging stations that is expanding, but still unevenly distributed

Initially scheduled for completion by the end of ****, the French government's objective of deploying ***,*** electric charging stations across the country has been postponed to **** due to the economic climate. The government's aim is to enable drivers to recharge their vehicles to **% in ** minutes, encouraging new habits that are more respectful of ...

2.4 Service to be improved

Afirev (***) has been publishing quality results for the French public charging network every year since ****. We will use these results in this section to estimate user satisfaction.

level of use of public charging sites in **** France, **** - ****, in Source: ****

The graph above shows that utilization rates are falling across all charging ...

3 Market structure

3.1 Intervenants sur le marché des bornes de recharge

Le premier type d’acteur intervenant dans la chaîne de valeur des bornes de recharge électriques est le fabricant. Le marché des bornes de recharge fait également intervenir d'autres types d'acteurs. Le tableau suivant donne un aperçu des différentes catégories d’entreprises et de leur activité sur ...

3.2 Government assistance plans

Advenir program:

Created in ****, the Advenir program is steered by Avere-France and aims to install charging stations using the concept of energy certificates, and in particular to finance ***,*** new charging points by ****, with a budget of *** million euros.

The scheme offers a range of incentives for the installation of charging points. ...

3.3 Un paysage entrepreneurial français dynamique

Le segment de l’exploitation des bornes a vu apparaître un nombre important de startups avec un grand nombre de levées de fonds effectués par des entreprises proposant une grande variété de services. Le tableau suivant en donne un aperçu.

Zoom sur les fabricants de bornes ...

4 Offer analysis

4.1 Typology of terminals available in France

With regard to plugs for recharging electric and hybrid vehicles, the European Commission has designated the following two standards:

Type * for alternating current (***) charging at slow and accelerated charging stations; Combo CCS (***) charging at fast and ultra-fast charging stations.

The following chart shows the breakdown of charging stations open to the ...

4.2 Price overview

First of all, an electric vehicle can be recharged at an outdoor charging station using the following access methods:

access badge, which may be specific to a network of charging stations or managed by a third-party service (***) ; SMS or interactive voice server; credit card; application or QR code (***); directly from the ...

5 Regulations

5. Current regulations on charging stations

The French Ministry of Ecological Transition and Solidarity (***) includes the following provisions concerning charging stations:

The government has introduced a series of measures to promote the deployment of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles. These measures focus on three main areas:

support for infrastructure installation, regulation, promotion of electric vehicles.

According to ...

6 Positioning the players

6. Segmentation

  • Total Energies
  • Schneider Electric
  • Bouygues Energie et Service (Equans)
  • Engie
  • Ionity
  • Legrand Groupe
  • Nexans groupe
  • Indigo Parking Group
  • ZePlug
  • Ziggy (Ford)
  • Powerdot
  • Wattpark
  • ZE-Watt
  • Grolleau
  • E-Totem
  • Izivia (EDF)
  • Driveco
  • Electric 55 Charging
  • Enedis
  • Rexel
  • Mobilize (Renault Groupe)
  • Ortec Group
  • Swish
  • Time2plug
  • Easy Charge (Vinci)
  • Logivolt
  • SPIE
  • Siemens
  • DBT-CEV Groupe
  • Tesla
  • EDF
  • Mob-Energy
  • Freshmile

List of charts

  • Ranking of countries with the most charging stations for electric vehicles
  • Global market forecast for electric charging stations
  • European network of public charging stations
  • Growth in the number of electric cars in Europe
  • Trend in the number of charging stations in Europe
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Latest news

Schneider Electric has had the best year in its history - 16/02/2024
  • Net profit: 4 billion euros.
  • Sales: 36 billion euros.
  • Revenue growth: 13%.
  • Order book for 2024: over 19 billion euros.
  • Market share in electrical infrastructure for data centers: 21% in 2023.
  • Hiring planned as part of this R&D investment: 6,000 people.
  • Sales in the United States: over €10 billion.
  • Schneider market capitalization: over 100 billion euros.
Nexans completes the acquisition of La Triveneta Cavi, Italy's iconic cable company - 11/02/2024
  • Nexans is a global giant in the manufacture of electrical cables.
  • Triveneta Cavi, an Italian company specializing in low-voltage cables, is about to be acquired by Nexans.
  • This acquisition should bring Nexans more than 800 million euros in additional sales.
  • The deal will add four new sites to Nexans, which already owns three. Triveneta Cavi is present in 30 countries and has 700 employees.
  • Worldwide demand for fire safety cables is expected to grow by +13% between 2021 and 2030.
  • French plants account for 27% of the drop in electricity consumption in France.
Service stations: TotalEnergies finalizes agreement with Couche-Tard for 3.4 billion euros - 04/01/2024
  • Assets acquired by Couche-Tard: 100% of TotalEnergies service stations in Germany (1191 stations) and the Netherlands (378 stations).
  • Joint venture in Belgium and Luxembourg: TotalEnergies (40%) and Couche-Tard (60%) to operate 606 service stations.
  • Supply by TotalEnergies for at least five years.
  • TotalEnergies has already sold its service station networks in Italy, Switzerland and the UK since 2015.
Service stations: TotalEnergies finalizes agreement with Couche-Tard - 04/01/2024
  • Sale of service stations by TotalEnergies to the Couche-Tard group: 3.4 billion euros
  • Total number of retail sites acquired by the Quebec group: 2,175
    • In Germany: 1,191 -
    • Belgium: 562
    • Netherlands: 378 -
    • Luxembourg: 44
  • TotalEnergies will retain 40% of the assets in Belgium and Luxembourg, which will be managed as a joint venture
  • TotalEnergies will supply these service stations for at least 5 years
  • The Canadian retail, food and fuel group Couche-Tard operates over 16,700 stores in 29 countries and employs over 150,000 people worldwide
Logivolt presents its charging solution for condominiums - 29/12/2023
  • Logivolt has inaugurated its 330th infrastructure of electric charging stations in the Seine-Saint-Denis department.
  • France aims to produce 2 million electric vehicles over the next 7 years.
  • It is estimated that only 2% of condominiums were equipped with a recharging infrastructure by 2022.
Tesla: green light from China for Elon Musk's giant battery factory - 22/12/2023
  • Tesla has signed an agreement to acquire land on the outskirts of Shanghai to build a giant battery factory.
  • This is their second factory in China's economic capital, the first being an automotive gigafactory installed in 2019.
  • Construction of the battery plant is due to start in the early months of 2024, with commissioning scheduled for the end of next year.
  • It is to have a production capacity of 10,000 batteries a year.
  • The "Megapacks" business accounted for just 5% of Tesla's sales at the start of 2023, but recorded a 40% increase in sales in 2022, reaching $3.9 billion.
  • Tesla installed Megapack batteries totaling 6.5 gigawatt-hours in 2021
  • China asserts itself as world leader in renewable energies

Companies quoted in this study

This study contains a complete overview of the companies in the market, with the latest figures and news for each company. :

Total Energies
Schneider Electric
Bouygues Energie et Service (Equans)
Legrand Groupe
Nexans groupe
Indigo Parking Group
Ziggy (Ford)

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