BRD to install charging stations for electric cars at branches in Romania

Alina Oprea
BRD Groupe Société Générale, in cooperation with Eldrive Romania, started this month the first phase of a pilot project to install charging stations for electric cars at the branches in Galati and Timișoara. This is part of its sustainability strategy. For the next stage, the cities of Râmnicu Vâlcea and Sibiu are proposed. Both customers and bank employees will have access to these stations.

Fast charging stations of over 120kW were included in the project, one in each branch. The two commissioned stations each have two CCS type connectors and can thus divide the charging power into 60 kW by 60 kW, for the simultaneous supply of two cars.

"BRD Groupe Société Générale is the first bank in the country with which we have the opportunity to create a sustainability project that encourages electromobility in congested urban areas. We hope to expand the collaboration at the national level and thus, as many owners of electric cars as possible can benefit from fast charging solutions, at hand", said Camelia Popescu (Sin), Country Manager, Eldrive Romania.

BRD - Groupe Société Générale operates a network of 441 units. The total assets of the bank amounted, at the end of June 2023, to RON 74.5 billion (€14.9 billion).

Eldrive is a brand of the international company eMobility International AD, which operates in Romania through the company eMobility Charging S.R.L. Eldrive is also active in Bulgaria and Lithuania, and Latvia is included in the expansion plans. There are currently over 800 charging stations active in the Eldrive network.

"Sustainability is an important component of BRD Groupe Société Générale's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy. The stated objective of the group is to build together with our clients a better and sustainable future, through responsible and innovative financial solutions. This pilot project through which we install fast charging stations for electric cars at our branches is part of a wider set of initiatives through which we aim to continuously increase our positive impact on the environment and society", said Mihai Selegean, Deputy General Manager, BRD Groupe Société Générale.

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Green Forum  |  20 June, 2024 at 8:04 AM