QNB Group, the largest financial institution in the Middle East and Africa, has recently signed a contract with Porsche Centre Doha to install a number of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at its head office and selected branches.
The move was one of a number of initiatives launched during Qatar Sustainability Week as part of the group’s sustainability programme.
“This is only one of the many projects and initiatives our bank is undertaking in partnership with leading organisations in Qatar and across our international network to promote sustainability, considering it an inseparable part of our strategy, and as one of the pillars of the Qatar National Vision 2030,” said Abdulla Kamal, general manager Group Administration and General Services, QNB.
Salman Jassem al-Darwish, chairman and chief executive of Porsche Centre Doha, Al Boraq Automobiles, said with the first destination charging station, it is all prepared for the arrival of the all-new Taycan next year.
“Our first fully electric model is a true Porsche for the age of electro-mobility. The newly installed charging station is part of ‘Porsche Destination Charging’ facilities in Qatar that is connected with a Global Porsche network,” he added.
Porsche Centre Doha, Al Boraq Automobiles currently has three charging stations, one at each of the organisation’s locations.
QNB’s partnership with Porsche Doha is part the group’s ongoing plan to enhance the ownership of EVs in the country, which guarantees the reduction of air pollution levels and a smaller carbon footprint.
Located at the QNB’s head office building on Corniche Road, the 11-kW charger, which is compatible with a range of EVs, will be available to staff and members of the public.