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Minister Bruton announces an investment of €20M in electric vehicle charging points

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ESB ecars to roll out nationwide high-power charging hubs in Ireland
11 April 2019 - SECURE  project
Electric cars. Picture by Pixabay.

The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton T.D. announced that an investment of €20M is going to be implemented for high powered chargers across ESB ecars network. It is 50% financed by the Government’s Climate Action Fund with the remainder funded by ESBESB. The initiative is focus in solving the “range anxiety”, which explains the problem that electric cars cannot travel far if they are not recharged. 

Minister Bruton said, "we are stepping up our response to climate change across the board and this government is determined to take the lead and put in place the necessary infrastructure to make it easier for people to play their part." This investment also tries to give confidence to the people so they can make the switch. For this reason, the government is offering support to those changing their vehicle. 

With this investment, more than 50 high power ESB network charging hubs will be installed in different national roads and motorways. The government seeks that these hubs will be able to charge between two and eight vehicles and provide up to 100 km of electric driving range in almost six minutes. The sites will be identified with the latest software mapping techniques. This total network capacity will meet the requirements of thousands of vehicles. 

Jerry O'Sullivan, Deputy Chief Executive of ESB said, "high-power hubs would enable seamless EV travel across the island of Ireland, which will support the Government’s ambition to have more than 500,000 EVs on Irish roads by 2030."




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