ENGIE installs 4,000 charging points for electric cars in Rotterdam and The Hague
ENGIE and EVbox won the biggest tender in the Netherlands with the public electric charging tender of Rotterdam and 16 other municipalities (including The Hague).
Today, the transformation to mobility that is less CO2 emitting, less polluting, and more fluid is essential, particularly in cities where three out of every four persons will live by the year 2050.
The contract consists in creating a maximum of 4000 new charging points for electric cars in the whole concession area, of which 1,800 are located in Rotterdam. ENGIE was awarded the installation, management and operation of these electric charging stations. Big Data analysis will play an important role during the installation of new recharging stations in order to optimize the use of charging network.
ENGIE already won tenders in this field. Over the past years, ENGIE has installed more than 5 000 charging points in Europe. Recently, the partnership between Powerdale and ENGIE Cofely Luxembourg received in July the orders of 5 administrators of Luxemburg distribution networks (Creos, Sudstroum, Electris, City of Ettelbruck and City of Diekirch) for 800 public charging stations which will be spread over a period of 4 years (2017-2020) as well as the service contract to manage the platform of the common operator for a period of 12 years.
In France, after the recent installations in 2015 and 2016 in Calvados (410 charging stations), Seine-et-Marne
(380 charging stations), Eure-et-Loir (298 charging stations), or still the Indre (240 charging stations), ENGIE Ineo is going to participate in the deployment of about 1 100 new infrastructures of refill of battery-driven vehicles in 3 new departments.
As an energy revolution pioneer, ENGIE considers transportation a major development focus. Transportation is responsible for 23% of CO2 emissions in the world (and even 30% in Europe) ; 95% of the energy consumed by this sector comes from oil. Today, the transformation to mobility that is less CO2 emitting, less polluting, and more fluid is essential, particularly in cities where three out of every four persons will live by the year 2050. To meet this challenge, ENGIE is developing urban planning advisory activities, solutions for public transport (electrification, signal system installations, service optimization), alternative fuels (including electric mobility and natural gas) and digital platforms to improve traffic fluidity.
ENGIE develops its businesses (power, natural gas, energy services) around a model based on responsible growth to take on the major challenges of energy’s transition to a low-carbon economy: access to sustainable energy, climate-change mitigation and adaptation, and the rational use of resources. The Group provides individuals, cities and businesses with highly efficient and innovative solutions largely based on its expertise in four key sectors: renewable energy, energy efficiency, liquefied natural gas and digital technology. ENGIE employs 154,950 people worldwide and achieved revenues of €69.9 billion in 2015. The Group is listed on the Paris and Brussels stock exchanges (ENGI) and is represented in the main international indices: CAC 40, BEL 20, DJ Euro Stoxx 50, Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, MSCI Europe, DJSI World, DJSI Europe and Euronext Vigeo (Eurozone 120, Europe 120 and France 20).