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Global energy company Total has completed the acquisition of some 2,000 electric vehicle charging points in Germany.

Total has acquired the chargers from Viessmann Group. The chargers have been developed by Viessmann’s affiliate Digital Energy Solutions.

The electric vehicle charging points are installed at private businesses’ locations, including some of which are accessible to the general public.

Total will operate the infrastructure through its German affiliate Total Deutschland as from 1 November 2020.

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Total Deutschland will pursue the development and further expansion of the network by offering complete solutions for electric charging, including consulting, planification, installation and invoicing of charging services.

Alexis Vovk, president for marketing & services at Total, said: “The ambition of Total is to operate 150,000 charge points in Europe by 2025. The acquisition of Charging Solutions will allow us to accelerate our development on the German market.

“Electric charging is modifying the traditional model of energy supply for vehicles, from the distribution at service-stations to a multi-channel distribution: at work, at home, in public places, in commercial areas or at service-stations. We expect a strong growth on the professional and B2B segment and we will be ready to cater to their needs with dedicated charging solutions.”