Wednesday 18 July 2018

Tesla opens second supercharger ... and there are two more on the way

The Junction 27 site has eight bays
The Junction 27 site has eight bays

Eddie Cunningham Motoring Editor

TESLA has just opened the country's second supercharger at the Applegreen, Birdhill site on the M7 - one of the busiest motorway service stations in the country.

The Junction 27 site has eight bays, which means you should easily be able to drive a Tesla from Dublin to Limerick and well beyond without worrying about battery charge.

The supercharger will replenish half a battery in 20 minutes.

Also being lined up are superchargers at Enfield and Lisburn in the North.

The Tesla move follows the separate announcement, revealed last week, that up to six more high-power charging (HPC) stations will be built here next year - with as many as six charge points at each 'super' site.

It is part of a major agreement to substantially expand the charge network across Europe. In Ireland, the deal involves Topaz installing between four and six HPCs at strategic locations.

The development follows the recent announcement of the IONITY joint venture involving the BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford and the Volkswagen Group with Audi and Porsche to develop an HPC network for electric vehicles across Europe.

Read more: Driving the new Tesla is a real electric dream ... if only we could develop better recharging points

Irish Independent

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