British bank NatWest is to install 600 electric vehicle charging points across its UK locations by 2023. Charging infrastructure is to be supplied by EQUANS, the new brand for renewable power generator Engie’s services-led activities.

The charging points support the bank’s pledge to convert its fleet to electric vehicles but will also be available to its 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.

NatWest has strategically selected locations where demand is high and power is readily available. The five-year partnership with EQUANS will benefit both employees and customers of the bank, while the chargers will also support the company’s transition to an electric fleet.

The first NatWest chargers are to go into operation before the end of August at Donegall Square East in Belfast.

“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.”