Several managers from the eborn network attended the final day of the 7th E-Rallye Monte-Carlo on Saturday, in their capacity as official partners of the Monegasque event. A benchmark round of the FIA eco-Rally Cup in which eborn shone, with Jérôme Aymard and Christophe Marques (Nissan Ariya) finishing 4th overall, just off the podium.
Eborn is a public network of charging points set up in 2015 by five energy syndicates in 5 French departements, including the Ardèche, a rallying area and Mecca of the ‘Monte-Carlo’ since a long time. Today, it has 11 syndicates (in 11 departments) spread across two regions (Auvergne Rhône-Alpes and Région Sud) in the large south-eastern quarter of our country (from Allier to the Var, via Drôme and Ardèche). With 2,500 charging points in both urban and rural areas across that big piece of land.
“We have a public service mission and we are seeing a steady rise in the number of people using our charging points. This clearly shows that we are responding to growing demand from users. We were the first operators to offer contactless payment”, points out Laurent Chareyre, Director of Communications for the Territoire d’Energie de la Drôme.
“Eborn is delighted to have a strong partnership with Automobile Club de Monaco, since the 2017 edition, adds Patrick Coudène, President of the Syndicat Départemental d’Energies de l’Ardèche. It allows us to demonstrate in real conditions the technological and avant-garde potential not only of electric vehicles but also of charging systems. The E-Rallye has really helped us to improve our products and processes in recent years”.
In an event that this year brings together 19 car manufacturers, with 36 different models, eborn is at ease. Because the network is fully conscious that electric mobility is not just about charging stations, but also about vehicles and motorists, who are increasingly passionate about cars and the way they evolve!