The municipality of Amsterdam has awarded the concession for the expansion of its electric vehicle public charging network to TotalEnergies. As part of this new concession, TotalEnergies will expand Amsterdam’s network with 2,200 new EV charging points, to be installed by Autumn 2022.
The installation of 1,100 chargers, each equipped with two charging points, will give a boost to Amsterdam’s Clean Air Action Plan, which aims to achieve completely emission-free transport by 2030. Providing sufficient charging points to support strong growth of electric vehicles is core to the clean air plan.
TotalEnergies says it will offer a “hassle-free and transparent” customer experience, while guaranteeing both the availability and the quality of the charging service.
Total Energies says it is taking a data-driven approach in which chargers are proactively added to meet demand. For the first time in Amsterdam, Total Energies will make large-scale use of clustering of chargers and the expansion of the charging network will be partly based on requests from drivers of electric vehicles.
Egbert de Vries, Amsterdam’s Deputy Mayor for Traffic, Transport, Water and Air Quality said, “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. 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. I look forward to a great collaboration.
“This policy is a striking example of joint efforts towards more sustainable and emission-free mobility, delivering affordable energy that is increasingly reliable and accessible to as many people as possible.”
With over 6.500 charging points in operation, TotalEnergies is already the largest EV charging operator in the Metropolitan Region of Amsterdam which includes the three provinces of Noord-Holland, Flevoland and Utrecht.
TotalEnergies says this new concession reinforces its position as a key player in electric mobility across Europe, supporting its plan to operate more than 150,000 charging points by 2025.