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ESB launches major High-Power EV Charging Hub at prime South Dublin location in Carrickmines Park

  • New High-Power charging hub at Carrickmines Park is capable of providing 100km of charge in as little as six minutes
  • 20 new public charging hubs installed by ESB over the past 12 months
  • ESB has reached a milestone of delivering over 1,500 public charge points across Ireland

Monday, 29 April 2024

ESB has opened its new High-Powered Charging Hub in Carrickmines Park benefiting all electric vehicle (EV) drivers. The new hub in Dublin 18 has four 200kW high-power chargers which can charge eight EVs simultaneously, providing 100km of charge in as little as six minutes. The installation was in collaboration with IPUT Real Estate Dublin, owner of Carrickmines Park.

Situated in the retail park just off the M50, these chargers ensure effortless access for all visitors, while eliminating concerns faced when searching for charging stations. A key retail and food destination, with six million visitors per year this new charging hub in Carrickmines Park marks a significant step towards a greener and more convenient future for all. Equipped with high power charging technology, drivers can quickly power up their electric vehicles, minimising their wait time and maximising convenience.

A key milestone in 2023 was the doubling of the number of high-power chargers partially funded by the Government’s Climate Action Fund. ESB has built 40 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. With over 1,500 public charge points now in place across the country, ESB has delivered 20 new charging hubs and upgraded charge points over the past 12 months in several other locations.

Welcoming this announcement, John Byrne, Head of eMobility at ESB, said: The addition of eight brand new high-power EV chargers in Carrickmines is a substantial step forward in providing the necessary charging infrastructure to citizens of Dublin and beyond. As the second High-Powered Charging Hub that we have opened in Dublin in recent weeks, our hubs at Carrickmines and Blanchardstown Centre are accessible to all EV drivers and will be instrumental in helping Ireland achieve its climate change goals.”

“EVs represent an important part of the Irish car market and hubs like this are essential for drivers and show our dedication to ensuring the public charging network is accessible and able to support demand.” John added. 

The installation is a collaboration with IPUT Real Estate Dublin, owner of Carrickmines Park. Its Head of Sustainability, Shane Caldwell said: "The ESB charging hub is a significant addition to Carrickmines Park and reflects our commitment towards a net zero economy. Our location makes us an important charging base for EV motorists. We are easily accessed off the M50 and there is plenty to do with shopping, dining, and restroom facilities for motorists to utilise whilst they wait. It is also an essential service for the locale, our visitors, and shoppers. Our ambition is to be among the greenest property companies in Europe and the installation of these chargers represents further progress towards that objective.”