As of today, electric vehicle drivers using PlugSurfing can pay for charging at over 700 charging points in France.
This comes after the launch of PlugSurfing’s partnership with Sodetrel, one of France’s largest charging networks. With the range of electric vehicles growing, this German-French cooperation marks an important milestone in the push to open Europe’s charging point networks and liberate EV drivers to charge wherever they want to go, even when crossing borders.
Central to the new stations now payable with the PlugSurfing Charging Key is Sodetrel’s ‘Corri Door’. This is a group of rapid chargers (CCS, Chademo and Type 2) located along major French motorways which now form part of a wider network of over 35,000 charging points across 16 countries, all of which can be accessed and paid for using PlugSurfing or the Pass Sodetrel.
A map of these charging points featuring pricing and real-time information on availability can be found at PlugSufing.com or by downloading the free PlugSurfing app.
PlugSurfing CEO, Jacob van Zonneveld, sees a clear benefit for both PlugSurfing’s users and the Sodetrel network in the announcement of this deal: ‘This is clearly a win-win situation for all concerned. PlugSurfing has grown to be one of Europe’s largest EV driver communities and these people want to travel throughout Europe with the same ease as with a conventional car. Today, we are making this vision one step closer to reality while also ensuring that Sodetrel, as a valued partner of ours, will benefit from opening to our thousands of users, meaning their stations will attract more sessions, increased visibilty and more revenue.’Sodetrel CEO, Juliette Antoine-Simone, adds: ‘This a real, working interoperability solution and a big step forward for all EV drivers! Thanks to PlugSurfing, Sodetrel allows it’s customers to access a real European network consisting of more than 35 000 charging points.’ Sodetrel CEO, Juliette Antoine-Simone, adds: “this a real, working interoperability solution and a big step forward for all EV drivers! Thanks to PlugSurfing, Sodetrel allows it’s customers to access a real European network consisting of more than 35 000 charging points.”