Universal micro mobility charging infrastructure provider DUCKT has been awarded a pilot project from the Paris Municipality to install 150 dock, lock and charge points across the French capital’s Rive Gauche district of the 13th Arrondissement.
“The aim of this experiment is to provide a last mile infrastructure, which links public transport and shared micro-mobility. This initiative supports the mayor’s desire to reduce the use of cars in town to a minimum and the city’s ambitious “15-minute city” project,” says Marc-Antoine Réol, Country Manager France at DUCKT
The 15-minute city concept is to create cities where everything a resident needs can be reached within a quarter of an hour by foot or bike, based upon six “social functions” of living, working, supplying, caring, learning and enjoying.
Réol says Paris is the ideal city to demonstrate the benefits of universal charging infrastructure with nearly 15,000 electric scooters on its streets. Furthermore, Paris will ban diesel cars from 2024 and petrol from 2030.
The project is supported by the European Union funded sustainable energy innovation accelerator EIT InnoEnergy. Hortense Becheux, Sales Manager France at EIT InnoEnergy said, “Micro mobility is in the driver’s seat as Paris, and other major cities like Barcelona and London, decarbonise. We think DUCKT offers something truly unique – the solution is built to be adaptable and green.”