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In the Netherlands, Total has been selected by the Metropolitan Region Amsterdam Electric (MRA-Electric) to develop and operate 20,000 new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations.

The deal is claimed to be the largest contract for the development of EV charging points in Europe.

The 20,000 EV charging points will be installed in three provinces of North-Holland, Flevoland and Utrecht.

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The aim of the contract is to prepare the Netherlands for the growing demand for EV chargers owing to an increase in the adoption of e-mobility in the Netherlands. The charging network will support 3,2 million inhabitants and around 15% of the current Netherlands EV charging demand.

Total is currently dominating the country’s EV charging stations market and operates 4,500 chargers.

Total will power the EV chargers with 100% energy sourced from renewables.

In addition, Total will conduct studies on how to expand the region’s solar industry and integrate the chargers with demand response solutions to stabilise the grid during times when demand is high.

Total has plans to operate 150,000 charging points in Europe by 2025.

Alexis Vovk, President for Marketing & Services and Member of the Executive Committee at Total. “By combining the experience and legacy of our team in the Netherlands -formally PitPoint Clean Fuels**- with the expertise of Total in EV charging and in Solar Power, we were able to present an innovative offer fitting the needs of both the MRA-Electric and the future users.”