January 23 (Renewables Now) - French energy company Total SA (EPA:FP) on Wednesday said it would build and operate up to 20,000 new electric vehicle (EV) charging points in the Netherlands under a contract with Metropolitan Region Amsterdam (MRA) Electric.
The new EV chargers will be located in the provinces of North-Holland, Flevoland and Utrecht. Total already operates more than 4,500 public charging points in the MRA-Electric region.
The new contract is the biggest concession contract for EV charging in Europe and comes in response to the growing demand for public EV charging points in the Netherlands, the company said.
As part of the agreement, the power supplied by Total to the EV charging network will be 100% sourced from renewables and will be produced in the country. Total has agreed to gradually source the power from the MRA region and will also look into new opportunities for solar power development there.