Automotive logistics and supply chain solution provider GEFCO, is in the final phase of its plan to install 290 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations on compounds across Europe.
Made to order by e-Totem, one of France’s leading EV charger providers, these unique facilities will help carmakers and dealers charge vehicles before delivery to end-customers.
145 new charging stations will be running by the end of 2021 on 23 GEFCO compounds in eight European countries: Belgium (Ghislenghien), Czech Republic (Kolin) France (Blyes, Le Havre, Hordain, Marckolsheim, Marly-la-Ville, Mulhouse, Nantueuil, Poissy, Rennes, Sochaux and Valenton), Italy (Livorno and Parma), Portugal (Setubal) and Slovakia (Trnava), Spain (Ciempozuelos and Tarragone) and the United Kingdom (Sandtoft and Sheerness).
To meet the demand, GEFCO partnered with e-Totem to design and produce two types of unique charging stations, DC50kW superchargers and AC22kW accelerated chargers. These have touch-screen, multilingual controls and are connected to a central management system by 3G/4G with Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP) for live supervision.
Albert Bouchoucha, Director of Industrial Car Flows at GEFCO, said, “The transition to greener fuel requires major investments in new infrastructure. These new EV charging stations will provide a welcome boost to EV manufacturers and dealerships, and we’re delighted to be helping our customers adapt to demand, true to our ‘Partners, unlimited’ culture.”
Hervé SONNEVILLE, CEO e-Totem, commented, “We’re delighted to have worked with GEFCO on this project, bringing customised, 100% French designed and manufactured electric vehicle charging stations to sites across Europe. Since the first days of our company in 2012, we’ve continually innovated and adapted our solutions to our customers’ needs.”