EasyGo and eir have launched the first of a nationwide collection of Electric Vehicle Rapid Chargers which are replacing eir telephone kiosks.
Ireland’s leading telecommunications company joined forces with Ireland’s largest car charging network provider to rollout these electric vehicle (EV) chargers in towns and cities across Ireland, and Carlow has proven itself to be the pioneer in adopting this program. The chargers in Carlow, Tullow and Bagenalstown have been installed to help Ireland’s growing fleet of EVs stay on the road. These have been installed at ZERO cost to Carlow County Council, with plans in place to roll these out in a number of other counties.
Dual 50kW DC (Rapid) Chargers and Dual 22kW AC (Destination) Chargers
The seven new EV chargers installed in Carlow are a mixture of Dual 50kW DC (Rapid) chargers and Dual 22kW AC (Destination) chargers. The four Carlow Town chargers can be found at Kennedy Street, Green Lane (2), and Green Bank Car Park, while a further three EV charging points have been installed in Tullow, Bagenalstown and Borris Main Street.
This project is open and available to any County Council in Ireland. We would love to work with you to provide free DC electric vehicle chargers in your area, click below to enquire.
Electric vehicles are a critical part of the Government’s Climate Action Plan which sets out a target of almost one million electric vehicles on the road by 2030. In order for Ireland to move to electric vehicles, we must have the required infrastructure in place, not just in cities, but across all of Ireland. We are proud to partner with EasyGo and Carlow County Council to assist in the installation of EV charging points across Carlow Town and County.
This new infrastructure will benefit the community similar to the way public payphone services once did. The chargers will not only benefit people living and working in Carlow, but those travelling through. Today we are in discussion with other County Councils across the country and we hope others will follow Carlow’s lead. Wherever possible we will replace unused eir payphone kiosks with rapid EV charging units, and we will continue to assist EasyGo and County Councils across Ireland to help to make the transition to electric vehicle ownership a viable alternative for people.
According to SIMI, about 1 out of every 8 cars sold in Ireland so far this year are fully electric, and the rate of adoption of EVs is growing quickly. Adding these chargers, in easily accessible town centre locations will increase the appeal of EVs for drivers as it will reduce range anxiety. Transport accounts for one-third of Ireland’s energy-related Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions so increasing the adoption of EVs is a key aspect of Ireland’s Climate Action Plan.
In rural areas, where public transport is far less available, it is even more important that people can go electric with confidence that charging infrastructure is in place. That is why Carlow was the perfect launchpad for this program, and both residents and visitors to Carlow can now charge a vehicle up to 80% in less than 30 minutes. The EasyGo network is today used by more than 20,000 Irish EV drivers that can find, use, and pay for charging at more than 2,300 charge points nationally.
We welcome enquiries from any county council or local authority who wishes to explore how they can help local EV drivers in their areas charge their electric vehicles more easily through installation of charge points via the eir and EasyGo partnership.
Contact Dermot O’Toole in our EasyGo Commercial team
Tel: 085 877 5253
Office: 01 25 444 56