Tesla opens first charging point
The first Tesla destination charging location is opening here.
It is at the Powerscourt Hotel in Enniskerry.
Another 10 charging sites are scheduled to be installed in coming weeks, the company says.
Destination is one of three ways to charge Teslas - home (for everyday travel) and super (for long journeys) are the other two.
The electric-car maker says that with the three options you don't waste time and can go as far as 613km on a single charge.
The company also says it is "continuing to build momentum for our Irish store opening and first Irish deliveries next year". Meantime, the Powerscourt charger will not just be for Irish drivers but will allow UK/European owners to avail of it when visiting here.
A spokeswoman said owners of the Model S (seven registered in Ireland this year) and Model X travel all over Europe thanks to the expanding charging network.
She said: "UK customers don't think twice about driving to Italy, France, Spain, Switzerland and Germany."