Guide to the public charging network in Marseille

As part of the transfer of skills, since 2018, the skill “Creation and maintenance of the charging infrastructures necessary for the use of rechargeable electric or hybrid vehicles” (IRVE) is exercised by the Aix-Marseille Metropolis throughout its territory.

A brief overview of recharging in Marseille.

Recharging your electric car in Marseille, a real headache

The inhabitants of Marseille, like all French people, are buying more and more electric cars. The problem is that the deployment of charging equipment is not keeping pace. Recent converts therefore have all the difficulty in the world finding a parking space with a charging station to fill up with electricity.

It can also be noticed that this deficit affects the PACA region. Indeed, while the region is regularly on the podium for electric car sales, it is only the 6th provider of charging stations for recent buyers, behind Hauts-de-France. This generates a lot of questions, given that the market is developing very quickly, as the figures from Avere-France show (1,500 electric cars registered in PACA in January 2021). It should nevertheless be remembered that this problem concerns France as a whole, which has a ratio of 13 vehicles for one charging station.

How many charging stations are there in Marseille?

In October 2020, the Aix-Marseille Metropolis announced drumbeat that it was going to install 275 charging stations (550 charging points) on its territory. Which would bring the total to 500 electrical terminals at the end of 2021. The gap between the electric car market and the deployment of these solutions on a local scale is quite phenomenal. At the very moment of the Métropole’s announcement, L’Argus recalled that the Bouches-du-Rhône department had more than 5,000 electric vehicles in circulationincluding a large majority in the cities, and a fortiori in Marseille.

Why did you develop a public charging network in Marseille?

In this context, it is enriching its La Métropole Mobilité transport network by deploying charging stations for electric vehicles in its territory. Launched in September 2018, the La Métropole Mobilité network is characterized by its multi-modality. By offering an increasingly wide range of modes of transport, its objective is to reduce the share of cars running on fossil fuels in the territory.

The Aix-Marseille-Provence Metropolis is committed with the Bouches-du-Rhône Department to an Environmental Agenda. This action plan aims, among other objectives, to improving air quality. Several measures have already been taken in this direction, including financial aid of €5,000 to encourage residents to buy electric cars, and a maximum of €400 for an electric bicycle.

In addition, the deployment of charging stations co-financed by the Department will make it possible to secure journeys with this type of car that does not emit greenhouse gases. The urban transport plan (PDU) adopted by the Metropolitan Council on December 19, 2019, provides for the deployment of more than 1,000 charging points by 2030, “more if the demand justifies it”. The desire to adapt to changes in use is therefore very present!

A guarantee for the inhabitants via a complete network of the territory

Thanks to charging, residents traveling with an electric vehicle will be guaranteed be able to recharge it with electricity at any time throughout the metropolitan territory.

The terminals have been deployed since 2019. Their installation is preferred in town centres, shops, tourist areas, medical, sports or cultural centers as well as attractive places poorly served by public transport. Thus, today we count around 275 terminals and double the number of charging points in 92 towns!

Of course, budget issues come into play and it is impossible to ask for such a vast network from a metropolis. But another problem is likely to affect some motorists who have chosen electric: Marseille’s strategy is to concentrate charging points in the city center, around shops and medical and sports centers. This means that a large part of the City will not be integrated into this network.

How do I access the electric charging service?

Your my customer area ever It allows you to :

  • to order a card
  • activate your card (mandatory BEFORE first use)
  • change your personal data
  • view your bills

As for my app everit allows you to:

  • find a terminal
  • consult charging point prices
  • start and stop a load
  • consult your consumption history
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Order a card

When registering, order a card or go to your customer area if you are already registered. A card will be mailed to you. Don’t forget to activate your card in your customer area before using it!

On the terminal:

  • pass the card over the terminal
  • plug in the cable to start charging
  • then pass the card over the terminal to stop charging

What are the charging station prices?

Rates on accelerated terminals (maximum power of 22kW for compatible vehicles)

  • From 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.: €3.00 incl. VAT per hour deducted by the minute.
  • From 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.: €1.20 incl. tax per hour deducted by the minute.

Price per connection time independent of the energy actually delivered.

The transaction amount is capped at €30 including VAT.

WARNING : the price on these terminals is the same regardless of the socket used and the actual charging power.

Rates on normal terminals (maximum power of 7kW for compatible vehicles)

  • From 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.: €1.20 incl. VAT per hour deducted by the minute.
  • From 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.: €0.60 incl. tax per hour deducted by the minute.

Price per connection time independent of the energy actually delivered.

The transaction amount is capped at €30 including VAT.

WARNING : the price on these terminals is the same regardless of the socket used and the actual charging power.

Rates on slow terminals (maximum power of 3kW)

  • From 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.: €0.60 incl. tax per hour deducted by the minute.
  • From 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.: €0.30 incl. tax per hour deducted by the minute.

Price per connection time independent of the energy actually delivered.

The transaction amount is capped at €30 including VAT.

WARNING : the price on these terminals is the same regardless of the actual charging power.

Finally, the creation of the Scic Totem Provence, to promote the installation of free-sharing electric cars, is another initiative that is part of this approach to calm the hyper-centre of Marseille.

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