Marne-la-Vallée is to significantly increase the number of ‘eco-mobility stations’ across its town thanks to the support of an EU-funded project.
The MOLECULES project, which is helping three European metropolitan regions with the uptake of smart connected electromobility, is supporting Marne-la-Vallée to create 72 ‘ecomobility stations’ over a two-year period.
The town has the fourth-highest number of car-share vehicles in France after Paris, Nice and Lyon and also offers carpooling services. It will be the first location, however, to offer charging stations for all types of electric and hybrid vehicles, together with information on local public transport.
In June 2014, when Marne-la-Vallée launched the first phase of the project, the town had 16 ecomobility stations. The aim is to open 88 by 2016, which in total will accommodate 86 vehicles for car-sharing initiatives and 176 charging spots for electric vehicles.
The services associated with the stations are available for € 4 a month; electric vehicle charging is priced between € 2.5 and € 3.5 per half-hour.