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Electra reinvents electric car charging with a network of ultra-fast stations and a simple user experience

2020 – France

As the transition to electric cars accelerates, 68% of users are not satisfied with the charging stations open to the public.

To make charging as easy as filling up with gasoline, to save time and provide comfort to motorists, the French company Electra is deploying a connected, reliable, and ultra-fast (15 to 30 minutes maximum) charging network in all the major cities of France. Offering this simple and digitized charging experience will enable a faster switch to electric cars.

Electra was founded by three experienced entrepreneurs with a passion for electric mobility: Aurélien de Meaux – CEO, Augustin Derville – CDO, and Julien Belliato – COO. Their objective is to set up 1,000 stations by 2030.

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Electra team
Aurélien de Meaux
Julien Belliato
Augustin Derville

What we say

Xavier Lorphelin

Xavier Lorphelin

"The decarbonization of the automotive market is one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century. In 2020, the French electric vehicle market grew by 180%, while the market for all types of energy decreased by 25%. This growth seems unprecedented, yet it is largely held back by the lack of infrastructure. Electra's ambition is to erase all obstacles in the adoption of electric cars by deploying the most efficient network of ultra-fast charging stations in France. We have been working with its founder Aurélien since 2014 when we invested in his previous company and are convinced of his and his team's ability to become a European leader.”