Energy producer and provider Total have acquired ‘Source London,’ the largest electric vehicle (EV) network in the capital.
Source London was launched in 2010 in cooperation with London Boroughs and it currently represents more than half of the charge points in operation in London.
The network includes more than 1,600 on-street charge points and is a major part of the City of London’s ambition to reach zero-carbon emissions by 2050.
The oil and gas company have said they are committed to powering this network with 100% renewable sources.
The group is also pursuing EV development in other major European cities, with an aim to operate more than 150,000 EV charge points by 2025.
Alexis Vovk, president of marketing and services at Total said: ‘By combining today these existing infrastructures with Totalâ€™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.’
In related news, Octopus Energy to partner with Volkswagen to help fast-track uptake of electric vehicles (EVs).
For the partnership, the Volkswagen group will offer customers in the UK who move to Octopus Energyâ€™s renewable energy tariff and purchase a VW EV a Â£90 energy voucher.
For the ID.3 Volkswagen EV, this equates to 8,000 free miles.
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