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TotalEnergies opens first Electric Vehicle charger in Accra

Source The Ghana Report

TotalEnergies Marketing Ghana has commissioned its first Electric Vehicle (EV) charging unit in Ghana.

This is part of efforts to boost the increasing demand and usage of electric vehicles in the country.

Managing Director of TotalEnergies Marketing Ghana PLC, Olufemi Babajide, in his address, indicated that the EV charging unit in Ghana is the first in West Africa and serves as a momentous contribution to the automotive industry.

According to him, the aim is to reduce the carbon footprint and support the Paris Climate Ambition by meeting the target of NET Zero by 2050 by reducing the emission of carbon as their customers use their products.

He also revealed the charging unit is level 2 with about 22 kilowatts, which will take at most 2 hours to fully charge a vehicle.

Mr. Babajide also announced that the company had introduced an added service of providing free wi-fi at some selected TotalEnergies Service Stations.

Senior Vice President at TotalEnergies Marketing and Services Africa, Jean Philippe Torres, also emphasized on plans by TotalEnergies to support countries committed to the development of electric charging units.

“The demand for supporting new types of mobility comes from all over the continent. All countries can count on TotalEnergies to support them in the deployment of adapted infrastructures. We can respond on a case-by-case basis thanks to our wide network of service stations throughout the territory, and by relying on solid partnerships,” said Jean Philippe Torres, Senior Vice President at TotalEnergies Marketing and Services Africa.

Representative from the Ministry of Energy, Solomon Adjetey, speaking on behalf of the Energy Minister, lauded efforts by TotalEnergies in establishing these charging units by stating that: “Data shows that currently, there are over 1000 electric vehicles in Ghana, and the deployment of these charging units at TotalEnergies service stations is a step in the right direction”.

The charger unit is located at the Liberation Road Branch of TotalEnergies Service Station in Accra.

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