Energy company Total has taken over the management and operation of Source London, the largest electric vehicle (EV) charging network in the UK capital.
Total has signed the acquisition of ‘Blue Point London’ from the Bolloré Group, a development increasing the energy company’s portfolio of EV chargers by 1,600 street charge points.
The Bolloré Group has been developing Source London in partnership with London Boroughs since the launch of the network in 2010.
The network currently represents more than half of the charge points in operation in London.
Source London growth perspectives are supported by the City of London’s ambition to be a zero carbon city by 2050, notably with the aim of increasing tenfold the number of charge points within five years.
Total is also committed to powering this charging network with electricity 100% guaranteed from renewable sources, to be supplied by its subsidiary Total Gas & Power Limited.
Total is expanding its footprint in e-mobility. The company is active in the installation and operation of charge points networks in the Metropolitan Region Amsterdam (Netherlands) and the Brussels-Capital Region (Belgium).
Alexis Vovk, president, marketing & services 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.”