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Electric cars are highly sought-after in urban areas, particularly in large cities like Nice. It's a low-cost way to get around every day, while contributing to a greener environment. For longer journeys, we recommend you take a look at the electric cars with the greatest range.

Nice has seen a sharp increase in electric vehicle sales in recent years. In 2019, the departments with the best sales of 100% electric vehicles were :

  • Pariswith sales up 4.60%;
  • Bouches-du-Rhône, with an increase of 3.75% ;
  • Alpes-Maritimes, with an increase of 3.26%.

These developments are forcing local authorities to adapt by offering their residents more charging options. 

It should also be noted that 80% of electric vehicle users today prefer to install their own charging station. Priority is given to the home or workplace, to ensure comfort and safety when recharging their vehicle on a daily basis. For this reason, Beev has compiled a list of the best charging station installers in the Alpes-Maritimes region.

In this article, we'll take a look at the best options for recharging in Nice and the surrounding area.

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The advantages of an electric vehicle in Nice

  • Free parking: The Nice metropolitan area has set up a very ambitious ambitious policy for the renewal of its vehicle fleet, including free surface parking for electric cars vs. €165 per year for a combustion vehicle. thermal vehicle. As a bonus, owners of electric cars can also charge up for free. Find out more here.
  • The new Nice ZFE: After Grenoble, Lyon and Paris, several French metropolises, including Nice, have already implemented a low-emission zone (ZFE-m) since 2021. A decree, published on Thursday, September 17, 2020, now makes it mandatory to create low-emission mobility zones (ZFE-m), "in the most polluted territories". Christian Estrosi has said he is in favor of its implementation as soon as possible if the government validates his request to downgrading of the Promenade des Anglais from the list of high-traffic roads.
  • Charging at public charging stations is free under certain conditions.

Find out more : Electric car Nice (06, Alpes-Maritimes)

Nice's network of public charging stations

Charging network Prise de Nice network for owners of hybrid and electric vehicles is available to everyone in Nice. The network boasts over 300 charging points in the region.

The proposed recharge is : 

  • NORMAL: 3 to 7 kW 
  • ACCELERATED: 11 to 22 kW
  • FAST: 40 kW and up 

Prices vary according to the time of recharging. Preferential rates are available for professionals, cabs and Lignes Azur subscribers.

It is possible to pay by credit card on the site or to be charged monthly.

To subscribe to the charging network, follow the steps below: 

  • Register online on the prisedenice.fr network website
  • Once you've completed all the fields, a free contactless badge will be mailed to your home address within 10 working days,
  • As soon as you receive it, you can activate it from your personal space on the
  • After this step, your badge will be functional

How much does it cost to recharge an electric car in Nice?

For all individuals and companies wishing to recharge their electric vehicles or plug-in hybrids, the La Prise de Nice charging network offers very attractive daytime rates between 8am and 8pm, and night-time rates between 8pm and 8am.

Here are the daytime rates: 

Load power Rates
Daytime (8am to 8pm)
Load less than 22 kVA

2.5 € per additional hour from the 2ᵉ hour and up to the 3ᵉ

4 € per additional hour from the 3ᵉ hour

6 € per additional hour from the 5ᵉ hour
Daytime (8am to 8pm)

Load between 23 kVA and 50 kVA

2.5 €/quarter-hour for the first 3 quarters of an hour then 10 €/quarter-hour
Daytime (8am to 8pm)

Load between 50 kVA and 150 kVA

5 €/quarter hour for the first 3 quarters of an hour then 15 €/quarter hour

For night rates : 

Load power Rates
Night (8pm to 8am)
Load less than 22 kVA
Hourly rate from 2nd hour: €1 capped at €4
Night (8pm to 8am)

Higher load from 23 to 50 kVA
From 1ʳᵉ hour: €2.50/quarter hour
Over 3ᵉ hours: €10/quarter-hour
Night (8pm to 8am)
Higher load from 50 to 150 kVA
From the 1st hour: €5/quarter-hour
Over the 3rd hour: €15/quarter-hour

Good to know:

  • from 1ᵉʳ September 2023, between 00:00 and 23:59, it will be possible to use 1 hour of free charging per day. This hour of free charging can be segmented into several charging sessions on the same day,
  • Professionals , whatever their sector of activity, associations or self-employed people with one or more electric vehicles who have subscribed to the service in advance, will be eligible for a 50% discount than for private individuals. According to the Prise de Nice platform, the rates applicable to private individuals also apply to professionals.

Tip: as the cost of recharging is calculated per hour of use and according to the recharging power selected, don't forget to remove the charging station from your electric vehicle.

Nice charging station: Installing your own charging station

How to install a charging station vary according to the location of the work to be carried out. There are 4 types of installation, described below.

In the house

In condominiums

In the company

In public establishments

Put simply: safety and efficiency.

We often make the analogy of cell phones to electric vehicles, which need to be charged every day. It's more complex: it depends on your driving habits. If you don't drive much, you won't need to recharge your vehicle every day. If you drive a lot, your electric car will need to be recharged almost daily.

In both cases, we strongly advise you to install a charging station.

The network of public charging stations in Nice is quite extensive, but if you want peace of mind, it pays to install a charging station at home or at work. That way, you won't have to constantly visit public charging stations at random. 

The advantages of installing an individual terminal

  • Ecological
  • Economical 
  • Technical

What's more, when businesses and shops are well equipped with charging stations, they attract more customers by providing this extra convenience. In turn, they prolong the time visitors spend in these places.

They also make everyday life easier for their employees, who no longer have to worry about recharging their vehicles.

The different types of recharging: Which type of terminal to choose?

So you've decided to install a charging station? Congratulations! Now all you have to do is choose the charging station that's right for you.

The type of recharging system you choose will depend on the battery of your electric vehicle. Vehicles with larger batteries and longer range will logically require longer charging times.

Secondly, the power of the charging point that you choose will play a vital role in the recharging charging time. We're talking about :

  • Slow load - 3 kW
  • Normal load - 7 kW
  • Accelerated charging - 22 kW

Good to know: Fast-charging charges of over 50 kW are only available on freeways.


For home or workplace charging, we recommend installing these two charging infrastructures:

  • Wall socket: For enhanced recharging compared with a conventional household socket. The WallBox can be mounted on a wall, in your garage for example. This type of recharging provides a slow charge power of 3 kW, lasting from 8h to 13h.
  • Charging station: Allows higher-power recharging, can be installed in your private parking lot, and is also very efficient if you share the charging station with other people. It offers a slow charge of 7 kW (single-phase installation), then from 9 kW to 22 kW (three-phase installation), for a recharge lasting from 5h to 7h.

How to choose the right charging station installer in Nice?

The following criteria must be taken into account when choosing an installer:

  • Certified professionals (IRVE): The installer who installs your charging station must be certified (IRVE certification) to ensure proper installation and avoid problems. This is a sine quanon condition for receiving certain grants, but also for your insurer (given the changes that will take place at your home or place of work).
  • Compliance with installation laws : As with any work on your home, the installation of a charging station is subject to standards and requirements that must be respected. If you don't, not only will the warranty on the device be void in the event of a problem, but you'll probably also have problems with your charging station.
  • A responsive and available company: When you make a purchase like this, it's normal to have questions. A legitimate company will not only have plenty of information available on its website, but will also know how to answer the ones you ask. If a company dodges questions and answers only that it knows what it's doing... run, it's probably not certified to do the job.
  • Be transparent: Somewhat related to the previous point, you'll know you're dealing with a good company if it's transparent. In other words, they explain the process from A to Z, from quotation to installation to after-sales service. The company will provide you with full details of your purchase and its warranty, and will be on hand in the event of any post-installation problems.

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Help with installing a charging station in Nice

To help finance the equipment needed for electric vehicles, the French government offers grants for the purchase of charging stations . Some of these subsidies are available throughout France, while others are specific to each region or town.

Unfortunately, there is no specific assistance available in the Nice region for the installation of your charging station.

Tax credit

30% tax credit - for Wallbox installation in single-family homes only.

ADVENIR program

    • 50% reimbursement for private parking facilities for truck fleets
    • 20% reimbursement for company fleets and employees of short-term rental vehicles
    • 50% reimbursement - for condominium installations (individual or shared use)
    • 30% reimbursement for on-street installation and for on-street two-wheelers
    • 25% reimbursement of installation costs for fleets and employees, and 50% for private parking lots open to the public (automotive service professionals).

To find out the exact ceiling for your subsidy, please contact our Beev experts.

Ecological transition

The amount of the tax credit for the installation of an electric vehicle charging station is :

  • 500 per charging system for a connected terminal
  • 300 € per charging system for a non-connected terminal, with or without load shedding

Good to know: Advenir is opening a grant to help automotive service professionals install electric charging stations, in collaboration with Mobilians, an employers' organization. In fact, we have an article dealing with this very subject, on subsidies for the installation of charging stations. We invite you to consult it for more information. 

IMPORTANT: ADVENIR incentives for charging points open to the public in private parking lots and for the intermediate target ended on August 1, 2023. 

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