- New charging facility is capable of providing 100km of charge in as little as six minutes
- This new hub is one of 17 new public charging hubs installed by ESB in 2023
- 2023 saw ESB reach a milestone of over 1,500 public charge points across Ireland
30 January 2024, Dundalk:
ESB has opened its latest new High-Powered Charging Hub at Circle K Oriel, Dundalk which will benefit electric vehicle (EV) drivers in Co Louth.
The new charging hub, marks the seventh ESB EV charging location installed in the town and includes a 150kW High Power charger and a 50kW Fast charger. The high-power charging option can provide 100km of charge in as little as six minutes, while the fast-charging option can charge up to 80% of a car’s battery in just 30 minutes.
In total, ESB has delivered 17 new charging hubs in 2023, and upgraded charge points in several other locations, meaning there are now over 1,500 public charge points in place across the country.
A key milestone for ESB in 2023 was the doubling of the number of high-power chargers partially funded by the Government’s Climate Action Fund. ESB has built 36 high power charging hubs nationwide over the past two years, replaced over 250 AC chargers with newer technology and upgraded a further 52 AC chargers to fast 50kW & 100kW chargers.
These innovative charging hubs will play a key role in supporting Ireland’s EV transition, which is critical in terms of meeting Ireland’s ambitious transport targets as laid out in the Climate Action Plan.
Welcoming this announcement, John Byrne, Head of eMobility at ESB, said: “We are delighted to have recently opened our brand-new high-power charging hub at Circle K Oriel, Dundalk. The hub installation capped off our most successful twelve months for ESB in terms of upgrading and extending our public charging infrastructure – we now have more than 1,500 charge points across the island of Ireland.
“EVs are the fasted growing segment in the Irish car market so hubs like this are crucial for drivers and demonstrate our commitment to ensuring that the public charging network can support this growth.” John added.