French McDonald’s Are Getting 200kW EV Chargers Across The Country

McDonald’s is installing a huge number of fast electric vehicle chargers across France, with 2,000 charging points being added across 700 different car parks.

The aim is to have them all operational by 2025, with each McDonadl’s charging station being capable of offering 150-200 kilowatts of power.

According to Electrek, this is an indication of the current situation in terms of charging points across the country, with France requiring businesses with more than 20 car parking spaces to install at least one charging point.

This speaks to a serious need for fast charging stations in France. At the end of October last year, the country had more than 111,000 public charging points, but only 8% of them with a power rating of 150 kW or more, with most of those located a highway service stations. With the McDonald’s deal, the rollout in France has already begun, starting on the outskirts of Paris.

Pricing hasn’t yet been confirmed, but we’re told that it will be “attractive” which should ensure that people are able to charge their cars the next time they go for a French Big Mac.

The company in charge of providing the new charging points says that they will be “supplied by green energy (wind, solar, hydroelectricity) to guarantee the lowest possible CO2 levels.” France as a whole is targeting 400,000 public charging points by 2030 with 50,000 of those being capable of fast charging.

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