TotalEnergies will soon increase its presence in Belgium. The global group has recently won a tender to install up to 800 electric vehicle public charging points in the municipality of Ghent by 2025. It is the third agreement in Belgium after some similar ones in Brussels and Antwerp. TotalEnergies has recently invested 200 million euros in France, besides signing agreements with major manufacturers such as Daimler, as well as with players such as Air Liquide and VINCI, just to make an example.
Back to the Ghent project, these new charging stations, to be installed by TotalEnergies and operated for the next ten years, will be supplied with 100 percent renewable electricity generated by offshore wind power in the North Sea off the coast of Belgium. In order to optimize the existing network, the City of Ghent will also analyze the usage rate of EV charging stations already in operation to determine if the current offering should be reinforced with additional charge points in certain districts.
TotalEnergies in Belgium and more: projects in Europe and beyond
Since 2020, TotalEnergies has been pursuing its deployment in large metropolitan areas around the world. The Company has a large portfolio of charge points in operation or under construction in Greater Amsterdam (22,000 charge points), Antwerp (3,000), London (1,700), Paris (2,300), Singapore (1,500) and Wuhan (11,000). All of these developments are in line with TotalEnergies’ ambition to operate more than 150,000 EV charge points in Europe by 2025.
«We thank the city of Ghent for the trust they have granted us for the coming decade. This partnership rewards the quality of our EV charging offering and the commitment of our teams, fully focused on our customers and future users», said Bernadette Spinoy, CEO of TotalEnergies Marketing Belgium. «As in the other European markets where we are pursuing our development, TotalEnergies resolutely supports mobility shift in Belgium towards carbon neutral. This new contract contributes to the acceleration of our transformation into a broad energy company».