16.8.2021NatWest plans to install 600 workplace chargers
NatWest has announced plans to install 600 electric vehicle (EV) charging points across its UK locations by 2023. The charging points will be delivered by Engie brand EQUANS, and will be available for use by the bank’s employees and customers. The bank is also planning to convert its fleet to 300 electric vehicles.
NatWest has strategically selected locations where demand is high and power is readily available. The partnership with EQUANS, the new brand for global energy company Engie’s service-led activities, will benefit both employees and customers of the bank. The charging points will be optimised for the company’s own fleet, but will also be available for customers.
“At NatWest we are helping our staff decarbonise transport and achieve Net Zero commuting. Working in partnership with EQUANS to provide EV Chargepoints at key strategic office locations supports our staff in making that transition to Electric Vehicles and help reduce our carbon footprint,” said Michael Lynch, Climate Solutions Lead at NatWest.
Access to the charging points will be for staff, visitors and customers at NatWest offices, using the EQUANS’ GeniePoint platform – which also powers one of the largest national EV networks, the GeniePoint network. EQUANS will install high-specification Alfen Pro-Line 7.4kW dual chargers.
EQUANS recently secured the five-year deal to supply, commission and operate a network of more than 600 EV charging points across NatWest office locations in the UK.
“This partnership demonstrates a clear and strong commitment from NatWest on where they stand on the net zero transition,” said Jerry Moloney, Managing Director for EQUANS’ Futures business in the UK & Ireland.
“The only way we will convince a greater proportion of the population to consider electric vehicles is by giving them greater options and better access to chargers. This investment from NatWest does exactly that.”
The first NatWest chargers are to go into operation before the end of August at Donegall Square East in Belfast.