TotalEnergies has installed and operates over 1,000 high-power chargers (HPC) for electric vehicles (EVs) across France, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Patrick Pouyanné said during the recent inauguration of TotalEnergies’ fifth 100% electric service station, Relais Garibaldi in Lyon.
This significant milestone in electric mobility makes TotalEnergies the No.1 player in ultra-fast charging on France’s motorways and expressways.
As part of its strategy to support the growth of electric mobility, TotalEnergies has already installed HPC points at more than 180 service stations throughout France. The French company aims to reach an impressive target of 500 stations by 2026.
The strategy includes the installation of 200 stations on main roads and corridors, such as motorways and bypasses.
It further includes 300 stations in cities, peri-urban areas, and transit locations like airports, train stations, and tourist zones. Notably, one-third of these stations will be 100% electric, mirroring the stations inaugurated in Lyon and those in Paris-La Défense, Metz, Courbevoie, and Rouen.
High-power charging (HPC) is a technology that enables compatible electric vehicles to recharge at a power of over 50 kW and up to 300 kW. Depending on the type of vehicle, this power enables to restore a range of 100 kilometers in 6 minutes and recharge around 80% of the battery in around 20 minutes.
TotalEnergies’ commitment to providing a seamless customer experience is evident in the design of their high-power charging stations. These stations feature comfortable waiting areas equipped with sanitary and catering facilities, WiFi connectivity, and access to all major payment options. Additionally, friendly and knowledgeable staff are present at all stations to greet customers and provide any necessary information.
“By installing 1,000 HPC chargers, TotalEnergies has demonstrated its commitment to help French households transition to electric mobility,” said Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and CEO of TotalEnergies. “With close to 250 stations equipped by end-2023, TotalEnergies will offer customers ultra-fasting charging every 100 kilometers in cities and on motorways, consolidating its position as a leader in this segment in France.”
Beyond its service stations, TotalEnergies operates around 18,000 charge points in France, spread across local municipalities, corporate fleets, peri-urban locations, parking lots and private residences.