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ESB ecars announces price decreases of up to 13% for tariffs across its EV charging network

  • ESB has the largest public EV charging network with over 1,600 charge points across the country  
  • ESB is implementing tariff reductions for customers on all its chargers in the Republic of Ireland effective from Friday 21st June 
  • A revised overstay fee structure has been introduced to reduce queuing at charge points in response to customer feedback   

Thursday, 20th June 2024 – ESB ecars has today announced a planned price decrease across its public EV charging network in the Republic of Ireland, which will be effective from Friday, 21st June. This will see unit rates for High-Power (200kW) chargers reduce by 13%, Fast chargers reduce by 12% and Standard chargers reduce by 8%.  

Contactless payments will also be available on High-Power Chargers from the end of this week.  

The existing one-off overstay fee of €8 has been replaced by a more progressive, incremental fee to further encourage drivers to free up charge points for other drivers when finished charging. ESB’s most recent customer survey found that 76% of respondents support the overstay fee. The new overstay fee structure is 50c/min and kicks in after 45 minutes on High-Power and Fast chargers and after 10 hours on Standard chargers.   

Commenting on the price reduction, John Byrne, Head of eMobility at ESB, said: “We are pleased to announce a reduction of prices across our extensive EV public charging network. We are lowering our prices following reductions in wholesale energy costs while continuing to upgrade and improve our charging infrastructure across the country. We keep our prices under constant review and are committed to providing value to our customers with competitive prices.”    

To ensure customers are notified of when overstay fees would apply, ESB is encouraging all drivers to turn on notifications on the ESB ecar connect app. Customers will receive push notifications as a reminder about the overstay fee when they start their charge.  

ESB has installed 42 multi-vehicle, high-power charging hubs nationwide over the past two years and replaced over 300 chargers to increase the speed and capacity of the charging network. ESB now has over 1,600 public charge points in place across the country with an average reliability rate of 98%.   

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