ESB reaches goal of 1,000 electric vehicle charge points across Ireland

31 Oct 2012

Bernice Whelan, electric car ambassador with Dermot McArdle, manager of ESB eCars and Liam Mullaney, CEO of Sage at the announcement that 1,000 electric vehicle (EV) charge points have now been installed in Ireland

Ireland is on track to have one of the most advanced electronic vehicle infrastructures in Europe, the ESB claims after it reached its goal of installing 1,000 electric vehicle charge points across the country at a variety of domestic, commercial and public locations.

This means that all counties and 85pc of major cities and towns now have access to electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

The electricity provider said the plan is to make sure every town with a population of more than 1,500 people is equipped with charge points.

The development is designed to coincide with the arrival of new electric vehicle models into the market.

“The availability of charge points are key to the uptake of electric vehicles, making them practical alternatives for inter-urban, as well as daily, commutes,” the manager of ESB eCars Dermot McArdle said.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years