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.