Total purchases 1,600 London charge point network

The management and operation of Source London has been taken over by Total, it has announced.

The deal will see the Blue Point London network acquired from the Bolloré Group. It will see Total control the largest current electric vehicle charging network citywide, it claims, which includes more than 1,600 on-street charge points.

Launched in 2010, the current Source London network has been developed in cooperation with London councils and currently represents more than half of the charge points in operation in the capital city.

Total hopes Source London’s growth is part of the City of London’s ambition to be a zero carbon city by 2050 with the aim of increasing tenfold the number of charge points within five years. Total is also powering the network with electricity 100% guaranteed from renewable sources, which will be supplied by its subsidiary Total Gas & Power Limited.

Total aims to operate 150,000 EV charge point across European cities by 2025.

Alexis Vovk, president of marketing at Total, said: “By combining today these existing infrastructures with Total’s know-how in terms of installation, operation and management of public electric vehicle charging networks, we are starting a new phase, supporting the expansion of electric mobility in London.”

“In collaboration with our partners and the local authorities, we will be able to meet both the strong growth in demand for on-street charge points and the needs for new mobility solutions of London users.”

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