- 264 EV sockets installed at the site in Edinburgh for NatWest staff and visitors
- The installation is part of a five-year partnership between EQUANS and NatWest
The 7.4kW Alfen dual socket chargers are powered by Equans’ GeniePoint platform and are available for use by NatWest colleagues, customers and visitors at Gogarburn. The project will help to encourage and support the transition to EV’s by providing convenient charging facilities.
The installation comes as part of a five-year deal between Equans and NatWest, where EQUANS has been appointed to support the install of EV charge points in 15% of parking spaces across NatWest buildings by 2025, all of which will be powered by renewable electricity.
Dee Humphries, Director of EV Solutions at Equans UK & Ireland said: “We’re delighted to have installed one of the largest EV car park charging installations in the UK for NatWest. The chargers will provide convenient charging for NatWest colleagues, customers and visitors at Gogarburn, helping to remove barriers to EV adoption and supporting others in the transition to EV.
The installation marks a significant achievement for Equans, as we continue to support one of the UK’s biggest banks with their journey to electric vehicles. It’s fantastic to see NatWest setting an example for others to adopt more sustainable transport measures, and this installation is a testament to their commitment to a greener future.”
Judith Cruickshank, Scotland Chair at the Royal Bank of Scotland, said: “We are proud to wear our climate credentials on our sleeve. Having been a principal Sponsor at last year’s COP26 it is important that we continue challenging ourselves to do more, and that includes looking at the support we can offer at our Gogarburn campus.
“Working in partnership with Equans and our property services team, we developed and delivered the installation which has created one of the largest electric vehicle charging car park in the UK, with 264 charging points available for colleagues, customers and visitors to use, charged at set prices to allow for easy budgeting.
“Realising our ambition for Net Zero requires a systemic shift in energy use, in sustainable thinking and action. With this investment at Gogarburn, we are supporting our colleagues to be able to make those changes as stress-free as possible.”
To date, a total of 325 sockets have been installed by Equans for NatWest. Locations have been strategically selected where the demand is high, and power is readily available. The partnership not only enables NatWest to support their colleagues to make the switch to EV, but also their transition to a fleet of 300 EV’s.
Notes to Editors
About Equans UK & Ireland
Equans is a market leader in the sector with 74,000 employees leveraging 200 years of expertise. With revenues of €12 billion, Equans is present in 17 countries – mostly across Europe, but also with significant interests in North America, Latin America and Australia.
In the UK & Ireland, Equans is a provider of technical, FM, regeneration and energy services – with specialist capabilities in smart buildings, green mobility, district & embedded energy and decentralised renewables.
Through our EV Solutions business, our mission is to make the move to green transport simple and accessible for everyone. With over 10 years of experience in the e-mobility sector, we provide true end-to-end electric vehicle charging solutions, from programme planning and design, through to installation and ongoing management.
To find out more, visit equans.co.uk
Equans EV Solutions services are underpinned by our market-leading back-office system, the GeniePoint platform. This platform provides management and reporting for all charge points that we operate, including our nationwide GeniePoint network – the third largest public rapid EV charging network in the UK.
The GeniePoint platform is designed to deliver accurate and reliable real-time data to both network operators and drivers. For network operators, the platform provides a full turn-key solution incorporating the core management and control solutions, billing, fault and maintenance management, user access interface, integrated with 24/7 customer service.
To find out more about the EV services at EQUANS UK & Ireland, visit: https://www.equans.co.uk/ev-solutions
To find out more about the GeniePoint network, visit: https://drivers.geniepoint.co.uk/
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