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Electra carried out this funding round with the Eurazeo, RGreen, RIVE and Serena funds, as well as the SNCF 574 Invest fund, the RATP and the group of car dealers Chopard.
Launched in 2021, Electra is being developed in major cities and their outskirts, in partner car parks such as Altarea shopping centers, Accor hotels or Indigo car parks.
Objective: 50 stations / 600 charging points by the end of 2022
According to one of Electra’s co-founders, Aurélien de Meaux, the company aims to have 50 stations and 600 charging points by the end of 2022.
While European charging champions like FastNed or ionity emerging on the main roads, “we thought that there was room in France to bring out a + pure player + of fast charging”, explains Mr. de Meaux.
The operator pays for the installation and operation of the terminals, paying rent to the owner of the car park.
Electra, which has 55 employees, will also deploy stations this summer in Belgium and Italy, with an overall objective of 8,000 charging points in 2030, i.e. 1,500 stations.
Sources: AFP, Electra
The French company Electra said on Thursday that it had raised 160 million euros to develop its network of high-power charging stations in the city. The operator thus wishes to “encourage the switch to the electric car”.