In July 2022, the ADVENIR program benefits for the installation of charging points were launched in France.
Since the beginning of its implementation, the figures as of December 2023 show that a total of 2,297 new charging points have been activated.
This figure includes both units that are already operational and those still in the pre-process stage.
These chargers were distributed among a total of 440 companies in the sector that are already equipped.
During this period, 8.5 million euros were disbursed as a benefit, representing almost a third of the budget allocated for installations.
It is worth noting that for automakers requesting the subsidy for installation, targeting employees and their own fleets, they receive support of 25 per cent of the cost, or 750 euros.
On the other hand, for automotive service professionals open to the public, the assistance covers 50 per cent of the cost or an amount ranging from 1,700 euros to 7,500 euros depending on the charger’s power.
These figures are stipulated since October 1, 2023.
Additionally, ADVENIR recently launched a training program for industry professionals, consisting of two modules.
The first is called “What infrastructure, for what needs?” and the second “What charging, for what customer?”.
Both classes have more than a 90 per cent acceptance rate among attendees, according to the program’s official website.
These educational units were designed by Continuing and Alternating Training in the Automotive Sector (GNFA) and released to the public in January 2023.
What is ADVENIR?
The ADVENIR program is led by Avere-France, a national association that brings together actors in electric mobility in industrial, commercial, institutional, or associative sectors, offering its members multiple benefits.
Since 2016, this plan has contributed to accelerating the deployment of charging infrastructure throughout the country by supporting various audiences: individuals in collective buildings, condominium administrators, businesses, communities, and public entities.
The system’s goal is to remove obstacles to the development of electric mobility by offering users various bonuses based on their projects, complementing current public initiatives to incentivize the sector.
With a budget of 320 million euros, the aim is to finance 175,000 new charging points by 2025.
To benefit from the program, companies have to go through three steps outlined on the official page.
These steps include defining a project, finding a qualified and trained installer for the work, and finally, contacting the ADVENIR support team to initiate the process.
What subsidies does France offer to encourage electric mobility?
The French government provides a series of incentives to promote the electric mobility sector.
One of the most recognized subsidies is the social leasing, which allows citizens to acquire an electric vehicle without paying the total cost.
The lease contract must last at least three years, and at the end, the individual can return the vehicle or purchase it at its residual value.
Prices vary, but the fee is usually 100 euros or less per month, although it can reach up to 150 euros for family models.
As for the car, it must achieve the minimum environmental score, and its purchase price must be less than or equal to 47,000 euros.
On the other hand, the ecological bonus is a financial aid granted to any buyer or lessee of low or zero-emission cars.
The amount of this government incentive is determined based on the type of vehicle’s motorization and its purchase price.
Currently, the amount ranges from 5,000 to 7,000 euros, and it will only be granted to electric cars with a production carbon footprint of less than 14.75 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2).