Groupe Bolloré, the French conglomerate that operates electric car-sharing services in Paris, Bordeaux, Lyon and Indianapolis, has won government backing for a charging network across France.
Bolloré plans to invest 150 million euros ($172 million) to install 16,000 Level 2 chargers over the next four years. Subscribers will be able to reserve time slots at chargers, and the network will also offer wi-fi and carpooling services.
“Wherever you are on the map there will be at least one recharging point every 40 kilometres,” said the company in a statement.
In September, Bolloré and Renault established a joint venture to build EVs at the carmaker’s plant in Dieppe in northern France.
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