Metropolitan Region Amsterdam Electric (MRA-Electric) has awarded Europe's largest concession contract for electric vehicles charging to Total.

Total will install and operate up to 20,000 new public charging points in the Netherlands, in the three Netherlands provinces of North-Holland, Flevoland and Utrecht.

The EV charging network covers a population of 3.2m inhabitants and around 15% of the current Netherlands EV charging demand.

Total Netherlands is the main EV charging operator in the MRA-Electric region, with more than 4,500 public charging points in operation and accessible to the public.

As part of the concession contract, electricity supplied by Total Netherlands to the EV charging network will be 100 % sourced from renewable power and produced in the country. Total Netherlands has additionally pledged to gradually source part of it from the MRA region itself, enabling EV drivers to charge their electric vehicles with locally-generated and sustainable energy.

Total Netherlands will also study new solar power production opportunities in the MRA region.

In addition, Total will develop and implement charging technologies allowing stable grid management at times of high electricity consumption as well as sustainable charging when cost of energy is more affordable.

"We are happy to have been awarded the largest public Electric Vehicle charging contract in Europe by Metropolitan Region Amsterdam Electric," said Total Marketing & Services president, Alexis Vovk.

"By combining the experience and legacy of our team in the Netherlands - formally PitPoint Clean Fuels - with the expertise of Total in EV charging and in Solar Power, we were able to present an offer fitting the needs of both the MRA-Electric and the future users.

"For Total, providing the Dutch EV drivers with charging infrastructure and services powered by clean and renewable electricity, is a significant step toward sustainable mobility. It is in line with our ambition to operate 150,000 charging point by Europe by 2025 and to become a major player in the electric mobility business."

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