Total wins tender to modernise EV charging in Paris


Global energy company Total has been awarded a tender to modernise existing electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure in Paris.

The tender awarded by the City of Paris includes Total expanding the city’s EV charge points in the next 10 years.

This public service concession covers the supply, installation and technical and commercial operation of this charge points network.

The new network will ultimately encompass 2,300 EV charge points, an increase of 56% compared to the number currently in service.

New EV chargers will include fast-charging hubs at selected underground parking lots.

Total will offer attractive energy tariffs adapted to the needs of the EV drivers, in addition to a seamless and simplified customer experience while ensuring both availability and quality of the services.

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Total has also included in its proposal the development of solar farms in France that will be dedicated to covering the entire electricity needs of this network, providing Parisian users with a 100% renewable electricity charge for their vehicles. 

Alexis Vovk, president, marketing & services at Total, said: “This partnership with the City of Paris enables us to accelerate our transformation toward a broad energy company. We are delighted by the trust placed in us by the Council of Paris for the 10 coming years, through this concession, for the Bélib’ network management and modernisation. Following Amsterdam, Brussels and London, another major European city is henceforth building on Total’s expertise to foster the transition of its citizens’ mobility. As such, our promise is to provide our customers with a 100% renewable electricity charge and a service that meets their expectations.

“This Belib’ offer will complement the electric mobility services that Total already provides to its customers, both individuals and professionals: at work, at home, in public spaces, in commercial areas or in our service stations.”