The INDIGO group and ELECTRA open the first ultra-fast charging station in Paris
Dec 13, 2022
The INDIGO group and Electra inaugurate the first ultra-fast charging station in Paris. Located in the INDIGO car park at Porte d'Italie and equipped with 4 charging points, it is not only the first high-power station in the capital but also a first in an underground car park. This station is the first step in a partnership signed in April 2022 which aims to deploy ultra-fast stations in INDIGO car parks throughout France.
This station is the first in Paris to offer ultra-fast charging (150 kW), which allows a vehicle to be fully recharged in 20 to 30 minutes underground.
Located in a strategic sector of the capital, this hub will facilitate the daily life of many users who have difficulty recharging their electric car quickly and easily: residents who do not have a home charging point, private individuals on the move who want fast recharging in the heart of the city, and professional fleets (taxis, VTCs, car-sharing, etc.)
An evolving service in partnership with electronic drivers
Customers wishing to recharge take a ticket and pay for their parking at the prevailing rate, however, to ensure an optimal user experience, the equivalent of the parking fee is deducted from the recharge price up to €3, which is the equivalent of 45 minutes* of parking, for customers having booked via the Electra app.
Thanks to a simplified customer path via the Electra application, the user of the station will be able to reserve his or her terminal remotely, recharge his or her vehicle and pay for his or her electricity consumption and parking via the Electra application, his or her recharge pass or a bank card. All this for a clear and competitive price of €0.44/kWh including tax.
*Offer valid from 13 December 2022 to 31 March 2023 inclusive, for any charge of at least 45 minutes, booked exclusively on the Electra application and carried out at a terminal in the Porte d'Italie car park in Paris, subject to availability.
After this first pilot station, INDIGO and Electra wish to continue their partnership by relying on feedback from electronic drivers. The programme includes the deployment of 16 ultra-fast stations in 11 cities, including 7 in the Ile-de-France region.
"We are very pleased to offer this first ultra-fast charging station in Paris with Electra. In order to promote the growth of electric mobility, which is beneficial for our cities, it is essential to strengthen the confidence of “electronic drivers" in the availability of recharging facilities. The deployment of these ultra-fast charging stations, which allow charging in 20 minutes in the city centre, and which complement our network of standard charging stations, contribute to the creation of this necessary and expected ecosystem. Promoting electric mobility is a strong commitment for INDIGO", says Sébastien Fraisse, Managing Director of INDIGO Group.
"We are delighted to open the first underground ultra-fast charging hub in Paris with the Indigo Group. It's a double challenge that was very important to us. We are aware of the issues surrounding the fast charging network in urban and suburban areas that suffer from a lack of fast charging. And these stations installed in Indigo car parks are strategic in the development of the first fast charging network in the Paris region that we operate at Electra", explains Aurélien de Meaux, CEO of Electra.
Station address : level -1 - Parking INDIGO Paris Porte d'Italie, 18/20 avenue de la Porte d'Italie, 75013 Paris
Electra deploys and operates fast charging points with one ambition: to definitively erase the barriers to the adoption of the electric car thanks to a massive, fast and efficient charging network. The company has the trust of major groups such as AccorInvest, LSGI, Altarea Commerce, Indigo, Louvre Hotels Group, Primonial REIM France, the Chopard Group, Jardiland and the Delhaize Group in Belgium. With the support of 100 high-level experts, Electra is investing heavily in innovation and research for the benefit of a unique user experience: rich, intuitive and customisable mobile interfaces. All of this, in the context of a dense network in Europe with a fleet of more than 8,000 charge points available by 2030.
INDIGO is a French group, world leader in parking and individual mobility, employing 9,000 people in 9 countries and 500 cities. INDIGO operates 2,600 car parks worldwide (1.4 million spaces) and manages over 2,100 km of on-street parking. It is the only international operator to be present in all types of parking facilities: on-street, multi-storey car parks and shared private car parks. INDIGO supports local authorities and private players (hospitals, shopping centres, stations, airports, universities, etc.) and develops innovative mobility solutions to make it easier for users to get around town.
Indigo Neo is a unique digital platform that offers all parking services in a single application to all INDIGO Group customers, from booking a parking space to paying for parking on the street. Indigo Neo is present in 4 European countries: France, Belgium, Spain and Luxembourg.
Streeteo supports French local authorities in the management of paid parking controls, in order to improve the fluidity of city centres.
With INDIGO Weel, the INDIGO group is the only French player to offer parking solutions for bicycles, as well as private bike-sharing offers for BtoB (companies, industrial sites, local authorities, etc.).
Firmly committed to a global CSR approach, the INDIGO Group has formalised its long-term commitment to sustainable development by voluntarily joining the UN Global Compact. The INDIGO Group is ranked 85th worldwide by the extra-financial rating agency Vigeo Eiris out of a panel of 4,889 companies evaluated, with an overall score of 65/100.
INDIGO is a global player with local roots, wholly owned by Infra Foch Topco. Infra Foch Topco is 47.83% owned by PREDICA, a subsidiary of Crédit Agricole Assurances, 33.38% by Vauban Infrastructure Partners, 14.44% by MEAG, 0.34% in treasury stock, and the remainder by the management of the INDIGO group.