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ESB launches major High-Powered EV Charging Hub at prime Limerick location in Crescent Shopping Centre

  • New High-Powered charging hub at Crescent Shopping Centre, Limerick is capable of providing 100km of charge in as little as six minutes  
  • 21 new public charging hubs installed by ESB over the past 12 months 
  • ESB has over 1,600 public charge points across Ireland 

10 June 2024, Limerick:  

ESB has opened its latest new High-Powered Charging Hub at the Crescent Shopping Centre, in Dooradoyle, Limerick which will benefit EV drivers not only in Limerick City and county, but the mid-west region of Ireland and beyond.  

The new hub has four 200kW high-powered chargers which can charge eight EVs simultaneously and can provide 100km of charge in as little as six minutes. These new chargers are a welcomed addition to the already existing 21 chargers in Limerick County, seven of which are located in Limerick City. 

The Crescent Shopping Centre is a key retail and food destination for the mid-west region and the introduction of this new hub will ensure that more people will have access to high powered charging infrastructure allowing them to make more sustainable choices when visiting the centre.   

With over 1,600 public charge points now in place across the country, ESB has built 41 high power charging hubs nationwide over the past two years and replaced over 300 chargers with newer, faster technology. 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. A  key milestone in 2023 was the doubling of the number of high-power chargers partially funded by the Government’s Climate Action Fund. 

Welcoming this announcement, John Byrne, Head of eMobility at ESB, said:“At ESB we know how important it is to have access to EV charging facilities on the go and are constantly upgrading and adding new charging locations to our extensive network. We are thrilled to announce the addition of eight new high power electric vehicle chargers to the Crescent Shopping Centre in Limerick. This expansion is a major step in connecting citizens in the mid-west region to critical charging infrastructure.” 

“EVs have developed into a key aspect of the Irish car market and play an important role in helping to achieve Ireland’s climate change targets. At ESB we are dedicated to enhancing this network to ensure it’s there for drivers when they need it and can empower them to make the transition to electric driving as easy as possible.” John added. 

Brian O'Leary, Centre Manager of Limerick Crescent Shopping Centre also welcomed the new charging Hubs: “The Crescent Shopping Centre has played an integral role in Limerick and the mid-west for over 50 years as a major driver of change and advancement in the region. We are delighted that we can continue to innovate and empower our customers 50 years on and this partnership with ESB is something we welcome, as it increases the sustainability offerings we can provide to shoppers. We know that our loyal customers are more environmentally conscious than ever and the additional charging infrastructure installed by ESB makes it easier and more efficient for them to charge their EV vehicles while visiting and availing of facilities at The Crescent Shopping Centre.”