Electra, the leading French pure player for the deployment of fast charging stations, accelerates in Europe in 2023
Jan 16, 2023
The year has started on a very positive note for Electra, with the rapid development of the fleet throughout France (206 fast charge points). The company, which has also signed a number of partnerships with very large accounts, has launched in Belgium and will be developing the fast-charging fleet of the country's leading retail network, Delhaize.
The coming year can be summed up in one word: acceleration, with the aim of becoming a European leader in a network covering several countries. In this sense, Electra is launching in Italy, Spain and Switzerland.
2022, a year of records for Electra
The company has closed numerous agreements with major accounts such as AccorInvest, LSGI, Altarea Commerce, Indigo, Louvre Hotels Group, Primonial REIM France, the Chopard Group and Jardiland. More than 450 fast-charging sites are already secured.
40 fast-charging stations are now open in France, with 12 stations in the Paris region, 4 in the suburbs of Bordeaux and 5 near Lyon, not to mention Marseille, Strasbourg, Toulouse, Rennes, Angers, Le Mans, etc., and as a bonus, the first ultra-fast charging station in Paris in an Indigo car park. The activity has also started rapidly in Belgium with Delhaize Group (827 shops) for a target of 75 sites to be deployed by the end of the year.
The first results are very promising with more than 50,000 loads achieved and more than 1.5 GWh sold in 2022. The satisfaction rate is 70 (NPS) with an availability that was 97.6% in December.
In order to grow rapidly, Electra raised 175 million euros and continued to innovate while maintaining a unique and competitive price. The company, which now has more than 100 employees, has brought together the best talents and created a high-performance industrial organisation.
2023, a year of acceleration
Electra's ambition is to develop its network even more rapidly with 170 new stations planned for 2023, i.e. 900 additional charging points. These will make it possible to avoid 12,000 tonnes of CO2.
To support this acceleration, 400 million euros have been secured from various financial partners and 40 new hires are also underway, particularly in the teams that manage the deployment and operation of the stations, with quality being Electra's main focus.
The company is continuing its development in Europe and is launching in Italy with a team of 10 experts already recruited and led by Eugenio Sapora, who used to run Too Good to go in Italy and has also previously worked in the energy sector in France. Objective: to be useful to the ecosystem in a context where the infrastructure is not very mature and Italians need solutions to switch to electric vehicles. Switzerland and Spain will soon follow. In France, Electra aims to be present in all large and medium-sized cities by the end of 2023.