Egis wins contract for design of electric vehicle charging infrastructure in Paris

11/23/2020

As part of Paris City Hall’s plans to deploy new electric vehicle charging infrastructure, Egis is to be the engineering consultant for Total, with the role of managing the project to design and implement the capital’s new grid.

This project consists of replacing all the existing Autolib’ charging stations (the city’s erstwhile public car sharing scheme) by 1 December 2021 and supply new stations in 10 off-street car parks.

Total, the new operator of the electric vehicle charging grid in Paris, has selected Egis to produce design studies and supervise the installation of the capital’s new public charging stations. Our Mobility & Systems teams have been hard at work since early August to rise to this challenge whose delivery timescale stipulated by Paris City Hall is very ambitious.

The new grid, which combines the Bélib network – whose brand name it will also adopt – and the former Autolib network, will on completion comprise 2,300 charging points (including 80 rapid charging hubs in underground car parks), representing a 56% increase on the number currently in service.

The new charging stations will be commissioned throughout 2021 in five successive phases:

  • January-March: deployment of a pilot site
  • April: pre-deployment of 12 stations
  • May-July: deployment of Lot 1 comprising 113 stations
  • August-September: deployment of Lot 2 comprising 110 stations
  • October-December: deployment of Lot 3 comprising 106 stations

"Egis is proud to be part of this project to modify the Parisian on-street public charging grid, as it clearly lies at the centre of the mobility issues of the future. During these times of climate emergency and urban concentration, the development of the electric vehicle constitutes a premier solution to help to reduce urban pollution, use and manage a very low-polluting energy and meet the growing mobility needs of the capital. There can be no doubt that encouraging the development of electric vehicles in cities will in due course lead to changes in individual mobility habits.”

Elias Seddiki, directeur Mobilité & Systèmes