Welcome to the world of electrical mobility
“EDF is a historical actor in the ecosystem of electrical mobility and is aiming to be the leading energy operator for this ecosystem in Europe. The Group’s researchers have been working on a global approach for several decades.
Firstly, to facilitate the use of electrical mobility, the ability to charge anywhere at a reasonable cost: our challenge is, therefore, to ensure that charging solutions are on the right scale and are reliable.
Then, to ensure that the mass deployment of electrical vehicles remains compatible with current networks and that it can offer new opportunities for the use of renewables: our challenge, therefore, involves developing normative tools and software that allow “smart” charging.”
Yves Schlumberger, Head of the R&D Electrical Mobility Programme
Three important things to remember
that’s the share of greenhouse gases produced by the transport sector.
the time required to charge a vehicle to 80% with an ultra-fast charging station.
2 test platforms
on the EDF Lab site, Les Renardières: unit tests for terminals up to 500 kW and testing of high power charging stations up to 1.5 MW.
Interview: 3 minutes with Stéphanie Jumel to understand the issues
Electrical mobility is one of the solutions for decarbonising the transport sector, which produces 35% of CO2 emissions in France. EDF is a historical actor in the electrical mobility ecosystem and is aiming to be the leading energy operator for this ecosystem in Europe. The Group’s researchers have been working on a global approach for several decades. From batteries to ultra-fast charging stations and self-driving vehicles to usage analysis, not forgetting the development of smart charging and hydrogen mobility, discover all our research projects aimed at boosting sustainable mobility.
Concrete solutions developed by R&D!
The electrical mobility laboratory, located on the EDF Lab Les Renardières site, tests the performance and reliability of all types of charging infrastructure and is compatible with all vehicle types.
Thierry Brincourt, committed to electricity!
Thierry Brincourt has been supporting the incredible emergence of electric vehicles for more than ten years. Both witness and participant in this revolution, this highly enthusiastic engineer is ready to take on the many new challenges that await him!
To go further
Hy4Fleets: decarbonising heavy transport with hydrogen
The EDF R&D centre in the United Kingdom is working on the Hy4fleets project, which aims to develop an evaluation tool to encourage heavy vehicles to transition to fleets powered by hydrogen fuel cells.