Energy company Total, which very recently renamed itself TotalEnergies, has received a new concession from the city of Amsterdam to expand its public charging network. Under this new concession, TotalEnergies will add 1,100 new charging stations, or 2,200 new charging points, to Amsterdam’s current network.
According to the French group, the installation is expected to be completed by autumn 2022. In their announcement, TotalEnergies has not said whether these will be AC or DC chargers.
When setting up the chargers from this concession, TotalEnergies says it plans to combine the charging points into clusters in some cases, but also to implement them at the request of electric vehicle drivers. A data-driven approach will not only take into account insights from the utilisation of the current charging network to determine optimal locations – but Users will also be able to suggest where they have a need for more charging points – which may not necessarily be apparent from the utilization of existing pillars.
“With the installation of 2,200 new charging points in the city, we are taking the next important step towards cleaner air for all Amsterdam residents,” says Deputy Mayor Egbert de Vries, who is responsible for traffic, transportation and air and water quality. “Together with TotalEnergies, we will continue to work on the roll-out of a reliable charging network, which is essential for the transition to electric transport.”
The current concession from the city of Amsterdam complements a concession from the Amsterdam metropolitan region (MRA-Electric) that Total was awarded in early 2020. In the MRA-Electric area, which covers the three provinces of Noord-Holland, Flevoland and Utrecht, Total has been awarded the concession for up to 20,000 new charging points, of which more than 6,500 are now in operation.
In addition, TotalEnergies is active in the operation of charging infrastructure in major European capitals such as Paris and London. By 2025, TotalEnergies aims to operate more than 150,000 charging points for electric cars. In Germany, TotalEnergies focuses on fast charging points at gas stations and the B2B business with charging points in company parking lots.
The French group’s decision to rename itself TotalEnergies was decided by the Annual General Meeting on June 1, 2021.