It was 1 p.m. Jean-Philippe had come from Dax. Check out their app. He had started recharging his car near the exhibition center. “96%” could be read on the screen. “A gentle refill. I was about to go and look for her. Not to return to the Landes immediately, because I hadn’t finished studying the new exhibitions, but to” free up space. ”
A good example of a modern civic mentality. “I don’t have a specific prey,” he says. But there is a terminal in the square below my house. The rate is quite low, especially if recharged at night. It costs about 2 euros per 100 kilometers. I used to have a car that consumed 10 liters of diesel for every 100. The calculation is done quickly. We just had to make the leap. Which he did a month ago.
“Rising fuel prices are not just cyclical”
But then why keep consulting? Doesn’t your purchase live up to your expectations? “Yes, I’m very happy with it. But I’ll renew it in a year after the resale. Technologically, I think it will evolve very quickly. I can ask. bomb after the outbreak of war in Ukraine finally convinced him.
Sales doubled each year
“Rising fuel prices are not just cyclical,” said Jean-Patrick Teyssaire, founder and honorary president of Electric-Road. “It simply came to our notice then. We all think that what is happening today, anyway, would have happened. Maybe not so hastily, but “infallibly.” The rise of electric cars is accelerating, both for the 100% electric version and for the hybrid versions. Market description: “They currently account for 10% of sales, which double every year, and 1% of the fleet in France, or just under 500,000 cars. »
The Electric-Road Show allows manufacturers to tour, with the regional premiere for certain models. Renault, for example, introduces the new Mégane E-Tech. Quentin Lassalle, of the Villenave-d’Ornon concession, confirms the trend. When the price of a liter exceeded 2 euros, “we had a strong demand for everything that is electric.” Especially at the doors open in March. In “four or five days,” he calculates at “fifty” the number of Zoe they have found. Both on the commercial side, it promised great success until Sunday.
See you in late June
But Electric-Road is its originality, it’s not just a car show. This year there will be two highlights, these four days to start, then from June 29 to June 1er July, the traditional meeting of experts, communities and business leaders in the sector, now called Electric-Road Business and Seminar, at the Palais des Congrès in Bordeaux.
Since its creation nine years ago, professionals have come together for intense debates on the future of electric mobility, which are contradictory and fascinating from all points of view. The general public can attend. There will be a lot of talk about employment, about the changes that this technology means for many professions. Not to mention the infrastructure, the “road” dimension, so to speak.
For Jean-Patrick Teyssaire, these will be real “foundations for the streets and roads of the future.” An example of development under study: “Electrified highways by land. It’s not science fiction, it’s advanced science. Therefore, the batteries could be recharged while driving. “There is a pantograph and catenary system in Sweden,” he added. The truck lifts the pantograph like a tram. There are already miles of highways that work that way. »
The immediate future is the series of debates that will be organized this weekend in the “ring” of the Electric-Road Show. On the program, Saturday and Sunday: “Is the electric car more or less polluting than the thermal car? Do we have enough electricity to power all the electric cars? Will the fleet of charging stations allow us to cover long distances tomorrow? How to use the electric car daily? Are There Really Advantages to Using an Electric Car? The rise in fuel prices is concrete.