Total is already managing over 4,500 charging points in Europe and aims to install up to 20,000 in the Netherlands. Specifically in three provinces of North-Holland, Flevoland, and Utrecht.
It is assumed that most charging points will be AC (probably three-phase 11 or 22 kW).
“This new contract intends to address the fast-growing demand for public Electric Vehicle (EV) charging points in the Netherlands. This EV charging network covers a population of 3,2 million inhabitants and around 15% of the current Netherlands EV charging demand.
Total Netherlands’ is already the main EV charging operator in the MRA-Electric region, with over 4 500 public charging points under operation and accessible to the public. The size of this new contract, the largest ever in Europe, is the logical resultant of the success of the existing EV charging solutions available in the MRA, combined with Total’s expertise in installation, operations, and management of public EV charging networks.”
The company wants to commit to deliver 100% of renewable electricity: “As part of this concession contract, the electricity supplied by Total Netherlands to the EV charging network will be 100 % sourced from renewable power (Solar, Wind, …) and produced in the country. Total Netherlands has additionally pledged to gradually source part of it from the MRA region itself, enabling EV drivers to charge their electric vehicles with locally-generated and sustainable energy. Total Netherlands will also study new solar power production opportunities in the MRA region.
In addition, Total will develop and implement smart charging technologies allowing both stable grid management at times of high electricity consumption as well as efficient and sustainable charging when the cost of energy is more affordable.”