Fastned announced a cooperation with foreign fast charging networks to make driving across the EU a better experience. We’re currently working out the technical details of this collaboration. On this support page you can read how you can already charge in France today.
Our French partner Sodetrel has placed fast chargers (with 43 kW AC & 50 kW CCS and CHAdeMO connectors) on ~200 rest areas along the highways. These fast chargers are mostly situated near the existing gas station on the nearby parking area. They are indicated by traffic signs.
Charging & paying
Download the Sodetrel app (download iOS or Android). Here you can find all fast chargers as well as their status (e.g. broken or in use). When you arrive at one of the chargers, you can open the app and select your charger on the map. When selecting your charger, you can choose between the available connectors. After choosing the right connector, enter your e-mail address and credit card details. Hereafter you can start charging via the app. Stopping your session can be done by the app as well.
Costs are EUR 1 per 5 minutes charging (July 2017). There is no connection fee. After entering your personal details you will also receive a code (by app and e-mail). You can start and/or stop your charge session by entering this code via the screen of the charger, if it doesn't work via the app.
The telephone number for support (in French) you can find on the charger.