PSA building chargers for European employees
The French automotive group PSA has announced that it will establish charging infrastructures for its employees at all European locations. By the end of 2021, almost 500 charging stations are to be installed at 49 Group sites in twelve countries.
PSA is cooperating with its partners Izivia and Total EV in this development. The charging points have been installed since 2019, and 365 wallboxes with 7 kW capacity have been set up so far. According to PSA, they are to be opened gradually for employees.
At the 7 kW charging points, employees will be able to charge their plug-in hybrids or electric cars. PSA does not specify the exact price in the communication; it should be “comparable with the recharging prices in public external networks”.
“While Groupe PSA is committed to the fight against global warming and forecasts to meet the 2020 CO2 targets set by the European Union, it simplifies the lives of employees who have already opted for clean mobility by facilitating the recharging of electric vehicles batteries at all its sites,” says Xavier Chéreau, Director of Human Resources and Transformation.
However, PSA’s targets of 500 charging stations at all its European locations are less ambitious than those of its competitors: Ford wants to set up 750 charging points with 11 kW on its Cologne factory premises alone. A total of around 1,000 charging points are to be installed at Ford’s European plants by 2023. By 2025, VW wants to set up 4,000 charging points for its employees in Germany alone. In Wolfsburg alone, 1,390 charging points are planned, in Kassel 450 or in Hanover 440. In Braunschweig, the first section of the charging park was opened in August 2019 in an employee parking lot.