The British National Westminster Bank NatWest wants to install 600 charging points at its locations by 2023. The charging points will also be available for use by the bank’s customers. The contract to supply the charging infrastructure goes to the Engie brand Equans.
The Bank itself wants to convert its own fleet to 300 electric vehicles. The electric charging points will be for its own fleet, but also for its customers.
“We’re helping our employees switch to an electric car and achieve ‘net zero’ when commuting,” says Michael Lynch, head of climate solutions at NatWest.
But the charging points are mainly optimised for employee charging rather than a short customer visit to the bank.
The chargers are to go into operation before the end of August at Donegall Square East in Belfast as the first NatWest location.
Our Opinion: We are happy to see companies rolling out more Charging Stations. Charging is still an issue and any additional Charger can help remove the burden.