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ENGIE subsidiary to install hundreds of EV charging points across UK

by Liam Turner
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EQUANS has been appointed by NatWest to install hundreds of high-powered GeniePoint electric vehicle charging points across its offices.

As part of the five-year deal, ENGIE’s services-led arm will supply, commission, and operate a network of electric vehicle charging points at various NatWest offices in the UK.

A total of 600 sockets are set to be installed by 2023.

Belfast Donegall Square East will be the first NatWest location to receive the chargers, which are due to be installed in the next few weeks.

Natwest colleagues and customers stand to benefit from the low-energy-price unit, while the chargers will also support the company’s transition to 300 electric vehicles within its own fleet.

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.

‘Clear and strong commitment’

Commenting on the intiative, 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.

“We’re delighted to be offering NatWest customers, staff, and visitors with access to our fast and reliable GeniePoint Network and look forward to progressing this partnership.”

Michael Lynch, climate solutions lead at NatWest, added: “At NatWest, we are helping our staff decarbonise transport and achieve net-zero commuting.

“Working in partnership with EQUANS to provide EV charge points at key strategic office locations supports our staff in making that transition to electric vehicles and help reduce our carbon footprint.”

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