Equans has been appointed by NatWest bank to deliver more than 600 high-power GeniePoint electric vehicle charging points across its UK office locations.
Equans, the new brand for Engie’s services-led activities, has won a five-year contract to supply, commission and run the EV charger network across various NatWest premises by 2023.
Central Belfast‘s Donegall Square East will be the first location to see chargers installed in forthcoming weeks.
The bank has selected locations where the demand is high, and power is readily available. It states that through its link with Equans, bank employees and customers can benefit from the low energy price units, while the chargers will also support the company’s transition to 300 fleet EVs.
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-spec Alfen Pro-Line 7.4kW dual chargers.
Jerry Moloney, managing director for Equans’ Futures business in the UK & Ireland, said: “This partnership demonstrates a clear and strong commitment from NatWest on where they stand on the net zero transition.
“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.
Michael Lynch, NatWest’s climate solutions lead, added: “We are helping our staff decarbonise transport and achieve net zero commuting. Working in partnership with Equans to provide charge points at key strategic office locations supports our staff in making that transition to electric vehicles and helps to reduce our carbon footprint.”
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