NatWest will install 600 electric vehicle (EV) charging points at its UK offices by 2023.

EQUANS, the new brand for ENGIE’s services led activities, has been appointed by the banking group to supply, commission, and deliver the chargers.

A total of 600 sockets will be in place by 2023, with Nat West strategically selecting locations where demand is high and power is readily available. Access to the charging points will be for staff, visitors, and customers at NatWest offices, using the Equans GeniePoint platform. The chargers will also support the company’s transition to 300 fleet EVs.

Michael Lynch, climate solutions lead at NatWest, said:

“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.”

Belfast Donegall Square East will be the first NatWest location to receive the EV chargers in the coming weeks and Jerry Moloney, managing director for EQUANS’ Futures business in the UK & Ireland commented:

“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.”