At present, it has been noticed that the electric car is beginning to enjoy a very high level of popularity among the general public around the world and, in particular, among the population of the member countries of the European Union, such as France, the United Kingdom, Germany and many others. However, the autonomy of these electric vehicles depends deeply on the quality of their traction battery, which sometimes requires, after a linear journey of 500 km, on average, a new supply of electrical energy from a recharging station to be able to resume the road.
Appropriate recharging points are also becoming more numerous during this period
In the same vein, many electric vehicle dealers are committed to installing a whole network of fast-charging stations and, in the majority of cases, the service is available on a self-service basis. One of France’s objectives for this period is to increase the number of stations equipped with electric car charging stations to 45,000 before the advent of the year 2020. In any case, one of the major concerns of drivers of these urban compact cars is above all to know where quick charging stations can be easily found along any route, both in the city and on a road outside the urban district.
Mobile applications provide guidance on charging stations
Moreover, as a result of the innovations offered by the new current technology, it is practically possible to efficiently locate these charging stations using a mobile phone, equipped with an application in its mobile version, connected to the Internet via GPS to achieve this. Subsequently, information in real time on each of these terminals, such as their location, their power, their opening time or even the price applied per outlet, can be obtained at all times by the Internet user.
There are four distinct types of sockets on the charging stations
Apparently, contrary to what happens at the petrol station for internal combustion cars before, it should be noted that it is not yet possible to go to any recharging point to refill the car because there are still, at present, four types of sockets at these terminals. Among other things, this anomaly can be rectified in the near future, for the good and simple reason that the standardisation of these different connectors is in progress.