The French oil and gas giant TotalEnergies announced an investment of €200 million to add fast EV charging points to its highway gas station. The plan includes more than 150 motorway service stations in France to become EV-ready by end-2022.
TotalEnergies plans installation of 50 kW and 175 kW charging stations at 60 of the 150 locations is by the end of this year.
Further expansion throughout 2023 will see TotalEnergies equip a total of 200 service stations with EV charge points delivering 175 – 300 kW on major roads, along with 100 additional high-power charging hubs in urban areas. TotalEnergies said this was reaffirming its ambition to offer its customers a fast-charging station every 150 kilometers.
“Thanks to the revenue generated from our oil and gas businesses, we can massively invest in electric vehicles charging infrastructures and accelerate our transformation,” underlines Alexis Vovk, President Marketing & Services at TotalEnergies.
In June, Total won the concession from the city of Amsterdam to expand its existing public charging network. Under the contract there, Total will add 1,100 new charging stations or 2,200 new charging points to the network.
TotalEnergies made similar deals in Paris and London. By 2025, the company aims to operate more than 150,000 charging points for electric cars. Total focuses on fast charging points at petrol stations and the B2B business with charging points in company car parks in Germany.