15/09/2020 Press release
Total Launches its first Standalone Electric Vehicle Charging Station in China
Wuhan, September 15, 2020
Total brings its high-quality electric charging services into China with the launch of its first standalone electric vehicle (EV) charging station in Wuhan today. Equipped with 12 units of 120kW dual chargers, this EV charging station provides fast charging service to the public for both commercial fleets and private customers. Following the launch, Total plans to become a significant player on the EV market across China within the coming years.
“Electric vehicles could represent nearly a third of all vehicles and half of all sales worldwide by 2040. If that boom is to materialize, the number of charging points needs to be increased dramatically. Current growth in the EV industry is bringing charging
solutions into a new era in terms of ambition and capacity. Our ambition is to deliver to our customers top-notch charging services wherever we do operate charging points” said Pierre Clasquin, Vice-President of Total EV Charge.
As the fastest and largest growing EV market, China accounts for around 50% of the world’s battery EV sales. By 2030, approximately 80% of EV charging in China is expected to be done at destination, forecourt and fleet hub charge points.
“As early as 1999, Total began to operate its first wholly owned service stations in Wuhan, and extended to a network of more than 300 service stations both independently and in joint effort with local partners across the country,” said Ian Lepetit, President of Total China Investment, “The pilot EV charging station marks a new start to address the rapid growth in the EV charging market of China, and we sincerely hope to forge a solid foundation toward future success starting from the city.”
In 2018, Total acquired G2mobility, the French leader in smart charging solutions, and went on to establish “Total EV Charge”, which is devoted entirely to electric mobility. Today, Total EV Charge offers charging solutions for every type of customer, from businesses and consumers to municipalities, in all kinds of locations, such as streets, public parking areas, service stations, office buildings and private homes.
Total is a broad energy Group, which produces and markets fuels, natural gas and low-carbon electricity. Our 100,000 employees are committed to better energy that is safer, more affordable, cleaner and accessible to as many people as possible. Active in more than 130 countries, our ambition is to become the responsible energy major.
About Total in China
Total has been present in China for almost 40 years. The Group was the first international energy company to enter China’s offshore oil and gas exploration and refining business.
With a team of more than 4,000 employees the company is actively present across the entire value chain of China’s energy industry, including Exploration & Production, Gas, Renewables & Power, Refining & Chemicals, and Marketing & Services activities. Total is constantly developing new business opportunities with Chinese partners both in China and globally.