7th May 2019 - New energies and service stations: What developments, what possibilities?

Occupying 59 hectares within Grand Paris Metropolis, the 402 service-stations distributing fuel in the urban environment are having to face profound changes.

Station-service - Avenue Émile Zola, Paris (15e) © Apur - Hanna Darabi

Currently, only 11 stations on the territory provide NGV/Biofuel and 4 offer hydrogen refilling for road vehicles. The objectives announced, which aim to improve air quality and prepare for the arrival of new zero-emission and silent vehicles, require that new types of energy be provided and therefore that adapted infrastructures be developed so as to encourage the momentum of this rising trend. 7,106 electric vehicle charger points are set up in the territory, 2,185 of which are operational and 4,921 await to be put into service. This already forms a considerable network of this new energy offer. 

Apur, already monitored the evolution of this trend 5 years ago and wanted to update and enrich the possibilities for these new fuel service stations to open; it is also a question of imagining their evolution towards stations providing services, contributing to setting up a network of new generation urban services, multi-sites that are complementary to the large infrastructures which expanded throughout the 20th century.

 

At this stage the study reached the following forward looking conclusions:

  • 222 stations have been identified as mutable and could accommodate new energies such as  NGV/Biofuel and/or hydrogen.
  • 102 stations could possibly be converted under certain conditions, they could accommodate complementary forms of fuel provided they stop selling all or part of currently distributed fuels or thoroughly overhaul the organisation of the facilities they provide. 
  • 78 stations cannot accommodate the new energies (NGV/Biofuel, hydrogen). However these stations could, providing they have a sufficiently high electrical capacity, accommodate electrical recharge “hubs” and/or other urban services.

 

The next part of the study will deal with the potential for accommodating urban services in a metropolis that seeks to optimise conditions for the emergence of “zero-carbon”, recycling /upcycling, and reuse. 

Press contact : Quentin Treton - e-mail - 01 83 97 63 59

 

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