Energy transition is highly linked to a more sustainable mobility and a shift on the energy type we depend on. As a major mobility player, TOTAL is committed to contribute to the development of a cleaner mobility through its EV Charge business line. However, the growing use of electric vehicles brings its share of challenges, starting with e-mobility energy dependence. Aware of these challenges, TOTAL is involved in various projects with the goal to optimize the use of electricity within mobility.
2020 - INCIT EV
Coordinated by Renault S.A.S, the 3-year European project aims at improving EV users experience. TOTAL is directly involved on H2020 INCIT-EV project in the Netherlands. The project aims at working on “smart charging” within Amsterdam and Utrecht.
The project addresses, among others, smart and bi-directional charging, dynamic wireless charging, charging Hub in a park&ride facility, superfast charging systems for EU corridors…
2019 – Je roule en électrique
"Je-roule-en-electrique.fr" was launched and led by AVERE FRANCE, an unprecedented initiative bringing together electric mobility professionals, the French Ministry of Ecological and Social Transition and supported by Total. This Internet portal serves to inform the general public about electric mobility, charging solutions, subsidies, information about electric vehicles, in order to promote their development.
2019 - aVEnir
Led by Enedis, the aVEnir project aims to support the large-scale development of electric mobility. TOTAL contributes to aVEnir project with 10 other partners. The project assesses the interactions between the public electricity grid, charge points and electric vehicles. This experimentation covers technological, economic, sociological and regulatory aspects.
2017 – LiveTree
TOTAL commits to the LiveTree project with the Lille University, in France.
LiveTree project deploys smart grid solutions field trials (smart charging, smart building etc.). It tackles urban areas, such as collective housing, offices and universities, equipped with charge points, photovoltaic panels and storage capacities.
2016 – SoMel So Connected
This project carries smart grid experiments. The objective of the project is to prove the feasibility of self-regulation devices and develop dynamic controls of power release. It will also study the interactions between charging stations, monitored charging cycles and the power grid.
2015- Open Charge Alliance (OCA) member
TOTAL is a member of OCA directors board, the Amsterdam-based organization which defines OCPP (Open Charge Point Protocol) standards, open source protocols for communication between charge points and IT systems. It was key for us to contribute to the interoperability of charging solutions from different manufacturers in order to make electric mobility easier.
BienVEnu is a project led by Enedis. The goal was to simplify the installation of charge points and car-sharing for electric vehicles in collective housing. It has been developed with the aim of encouraging electric vehicles development.
From 2013 to 2016, this project aimed at working on the control of power charging, by developing the digital communication of the EV while on the road. The project will focus on the development of software enabling roaming, while guaranteeing the reliability, security and robustness of the solutions implemented. From this project, two ISO norms are created ISO15118 and ISO61850 norms.
2011- Infini Drive
This pioneering project brought together eight partners, it mobilized 350 players and involved 100 electric vehicles and 450 internal combustion vehicles. Infini Drive tackles a major challenge for EV fleet operators: the charging impacts on the electric infrastructure of a site. To limit those impacts, we deployed the first systems to balance power load.