The first French motorway with wireless Electric Road for charging EVs
In June 2023, Electreon announced that it had won a tender to install their technology as part of the first wireless Electric Road System (ERS) in France. The project will feature 2.0 km Electreon’s wireless dynamic charging along a section of the A10 highway, southwest of Paris, with an additional static wireless charging system. The project was announced by Bpifrance, the French public sector investment bank, in coordination with France’s Ministry of Transport, which now operates as part of the Ministry of Ecological Transition.
The project will focus on evaluating the decarbonization benefits of commercial fleet transport operators, as a blueprint for large-scale ERS deployment across all major French roadways to support heavy-trucking, freight, and commercial passenger transportation industries. The project will also feature Electreon’s next generation of charging coil segments with increased power transfer capabilities, in addition to new advances and upgrades in the company’s software cloud system. The selection of Electreon follows a French government study which concluded that ERS could reduce CO2 emissions from road freight transport by 86% compared to diesel, thereby proposing a plan to deploy Electric Road Systems over nearly 5,000 km by 2030, and nearly 9,000 km by 2035 in hopes to help achieve net zero road emissions.
- Construction start date: 2024
- Operation start date: 2024
- Project status: Planned
- Application: Inter-city long-haulage and a city bus
- Vehicle type: E-bus with a supercapacitor battery and a heavy-duty e-truck with a lithium-Ion battery
- Roadway length: 2.00 km (1.24 miles) of public road