ESB installs new car charge points
Published 16/08/2014 | 00:00
THE ESB has announced that it has successfully completed the installation of electric vehicle fast chargers across the country, as part of a first of its kind project co-funded by European Commission via the Trans-European Transport Network.
These installations bring the total number of public electric car charging points across the island of Ireland to approximately 1,200, connecting all major towns and cities.
In County Wexford, fast charging points are located in Maxol at Gorey; Texaco, Rosslare Port; and Topaz at Drinagh. Standard charging points are located at: Redmond Square car park, Whites Hotel, and High Street in Wexford; Maher's car park and Barrack Lane in New Ross; Market Square in Bunclody; Island Road car park, the Fair Green on Duffry Gate Road, and the Garda Station car park in Enniscorthy; the Civic Centre, the Railway Station, and Maxol in Gorey; and the harbour car park in Courtown.
'It is a great achievement to reach the completion of this project. A huge amount of work has been put into providing fast charge points throughout Ireland and it is expected that the nationwide network of charge points will encourage people to go electric in the near future,' said John McSweeney, head of Innovation with the ESB.
He said the expansion of the charge point network allows the electric vehicle driver to travel longer distances, facilitated by the availability of a fast charger every 60 kilometres along Ireland's main roads. Fast charging enables an electric vehicle to get an 80 per cent charge in as little as 25 minutes.