Luis Santiago Pinto, CEO of Powerdot, and Matthieu Dischamps, General Manager of France, were recently invited to the Choose France summit organized by President Emmanuel Macron in Versailles. The summit brought together more than 200 CEOs of international companies that invest the most in France on Monday, May 15. It was an opportunity for Powerdot to renew its commitment to France and its ambition to improve the charging infrastructure for electric vehicles in the country through destination charging.
With more than 1,200 charging points already installed in the country, France is today the largest Powerdot network in Europe. The summit was also an opportunity for Powerdot to announce major commitments to strengthen its growth in France in the years to come: 140 million euros will be invested in the French market by 2025 and 8,000 charging points installed (in addition to the 1,200 already installed), which represents more than 200 direct and indirect jobs in France.
“France’s commitment to the transition to electric mobility is very inspiring,” stated Luis Santiago Pinto. “The deployment of charging infrastructure will be decisive in the adoption of electric vehicles by the greatest number. We are convinced that we can play a central role in this transition by partnering with French retailers and installing charging stations at places where French people stop naturally”, he said.
This summit was also an opportunity for our CEO to announce major commitments to strengthen our growth in France in the years to come:
140 million euros
invested in the French market by 2025
8k charging points
in addition to the 1,200 already installed on our network
direct and indirect jobs in France
Powerdot praised in the media for its growth and charging network
Powerdot’s commitment to France and its investment plans were widely praised in the media. Luis Santiago Pinto also answered questions from TF1 for the 8 p.m. news and gave an exclusive interview to Les Echos.
You can access the interview from Les Echos here.
Meetings to advance electric mobility in France
The Choose France summit was also an opportunity to meet with the President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron and ministers to discuss electric mobility and charging infrastructure. Powerdot is excited to be at the forefront of electric mobility and looks forward to working with France to build a sustainable future for transportation.