Cantal: The First Fast Charging Station for Electric Vehicles is in Service

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Another way to switch to the pump with this fast charging station for electric vehicles in service in Vic-sur-Cère, Cantal

This is a first in the Cantal: the first fast charging station for electric vehicles is in service on the side of Vic-sur-Cère.

The commune of Vic-sur-Cère has voluntarily signed up to a sustainable mobility approach, reducing energy consumption and preserving biodiversity. For this, it responded to the call for project “Territory with Positive Energy Green Growth” carried by the Volcanoes Park of Auvergne. In fact, this sustainable mobility component resulted in the acquisition of two electric utility vehicles replacing two aging diesel vehicles, an electric scooter replacing an old, highly polluting “2-stroke” scooter and most recently d installation of a charging station for electric vehicles.

A first in the Cantal

Geolocated, it is located on the detour route of the RN 122 at the crossing of the village near the tourist office. This is the first fast charging station of this type (44 kW) in service in Cantal. Eight other similar fast-technology terminals should be installed in Murat, Salers, Pleaux, Saint-Cernin and four in Châtaigneraie to contribute to the mileage of the regional network. Note that the France Mobilité plan plans to equip 1,400 points served at charging stations, including 20 to be deployed in the Cantal department. 

Accessible 24/24 and 7/7

It is the Cahors company which designed and manufactured this EVtronic fast charging station which was installed by the company Chavinier on behalf of the departmental energy union of Cantal and whose supervision, preventive maintenance and maintenance. operation were entrusted to Bouygues Energies et Services . This terminal is accessible to users 24/7 with a hotline via the mobile application Alizé whether or not subscribed and it is compatible with the badges and applications of other distribution networks.

A cost of 33 000 euros excluding taxes

During the meeting of the various partners in the town hall, Dominique Bru, Mayor and André Jaulhac, Deputy in charge of this file, representatives of the Volcanoes Park of Auvergne , the State services, the departmental union of energy of Cantal, the company Chavinier, the companies Cahors and Bouygues Energy Services, mayor and deputy of Vic-sur-Cère were unanimous to say that this first charging station for electric vehicles that has just been established in the department is for users in rural, urban, transit or residence and that this equipment dedicated to sustainable mobility is a tool of attractiveness of the territory for the image of Cantal.

The financing of this transaction, amounting to € 33,443 excl. VAT, involved a stake of € 24,000 and a contribution of € 9,443 to the municipality’s equity.

How to recharge your vehicle?

Using the Alizé badge (or partner badges) that can be ordered on the website on or by downloading the Alizé application on to your smartphone. Current cost of the recharge including 15 minutes: 4 € + cost of the extra minute: 0,07 €. Billing ceiling: 20 €. Free phone number if you need help: 0 805 021 480. The charging range is from 30 minutes to 50 minutes depending on the power of the vehicle indicates the company Cahors.

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