Why invest in an electric vehicle charging point?

1- Key figures

  • 24% of global CO2 emissions come from transport.
  • 10 million electric vehicles will be sold by 2025.
  • By 2027, low-emission vehicles will have to represent at least 40% of fleets of 100+ vehicles.
  • By 2030, 50% of your new vehicles must be electric

2 - An obligation from 2025

a) The Lom Law

Committed to a more sustainable mobility, the state has recently taken several measures to encourage
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The Loi d’Orientation des Mobilités (LOM) voted on 18 November 2019 by the National Assembly aims to redefine citizens’ mobility.
 It aims to support the ecological transition linked to mobility in France.


There are two types of obligations regarding charging stations:

  •     Pre-equipment
  •     Equipment

From 11 March 2021, buildings affected by this LOM decree will have to provide for “the installation of conduits for the passage of electrical cables and power supply and safety devices necessary for the subsequent installation of charging points for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles”.

The number of pre-equipped spaces for charging electric and hybrid vehicles depends on

  •     The capacity of the car park;
  •     Type of building;
  •     Date on which the building permit was submitted.

b) Obligations for existing structures

Non-residential buildings with a car park of more than 20 spaces must have, by 1 January 2025, at least one recharging point for electric and rechargeable hybrid vehicles located on a site whose size allows access to people with reduced mobility and must provide 1 space for every 20 parking spaces (unless major work to adapt the electrical network is necessary to meet this obligation).

Non-residential buildings: are buildings that are not intended for residential purposes, including installations and equipment that are an integral part of the buildings as well as the costs of clearing and preparing the sites. Historic buildings whose main function is not housing are also included.

Example: warehouses and industrial buildings, commercial buildings, theatres, hotels and restaurants…


c) Obligations for new buildings

For new buildings, the law requires that part of your parking spaces be equipped with charging stations (Article R136-1 of the Construction and Housing Code)

The latest regulations for new buildings specify the proportion of parking spaces that can charge an electric vehicle.
 A new building is considered to be any building for which the building permit application was submitted after 01 January 2017.
This percentage varies between 5% and 75% depending on the sector:


  •     Residential ;
  •     Industrial ;
  •     Tertiary ;
  •     Public services;
  •     Commercial complex / cinemas.

Example: a hotel with 15 parking spaces should equip 3 spaces with charging stations.

3 - The Advenir bonus

Advenir is a programme that supports you in your project to install charging stations in apartment buildings, businesses, car parks open to the public or on public roads. The aim is to create 120,000 charging points by 2025.  Advenir has 10 types of incentives and a total budget of 320 million euros. The amount of the premium is calculated for each project on the basis of an aid rate and a ceiling. These rates, ranging from 20 to 80%, are a real asset to help you finance your installation at reduced cost. For more information and to test your eligibility, please visit the page on becoming a member of the European Union by  clicking there.