Charge4Europe concludes roaming deal with Total

Charge4Europe concludes roaming deal with Total

Charge4Europe, the joint venture between DKV and Innogy, has signed a roaming agreement with the petroleum company Total. The agreement provides DKV customers with access to additional high-capacity charging stations of up to 350 kW operated by Total.

The charging stations are already "connected and active", Charge4Europe shareholder DKV said in a statement, adding that the charging points will be discoverable by customers via Innogy's "eCharge+" app.

Sven Mehringer, Managing Director of Energy & Vehicle Services at DKV Mobility, describes the cooperation as an "important step in the further expansion of our charging network". The aim of the joint venture, which was founded in 2018, is to establish a Europe-wide roaming network of public charging points for e-fleets and to offer this to B2B customers. DKV and Innogy want to market this charging service to third parties as a white-label product, so Charge4Europe does not make contact with end customers itself.

"Total's high-performance charging system allows drivers to travel internationally with their electric vehicles as charging time decreases significantly, which is the future way of charging," said Felix Mertz, Supplier Country Manager eMobility at DKV. The new HPC stations will be located "mainly at Total service stations on motorways in France, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands."

For Germany, Total had announced in February 2020 that it planned to build 200 fast charging points, while in Western Europe, Total plans to install around 1,000 charging points at 300 locations by the end of 2022.