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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

ESB ecars has today announced a planned price decrease across our 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%. 

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.”   

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. We now have over 1,600 public charge points in place across the country with an average reliability rate of 98%.  

What are the prices?  

Please see the table below for full view of our new prices:  

 Membership PAYG
Standard Charging (<22kW+)  €0.47 / kWh€0.52 / kWh
Fast Charging (50kW - 100kW)  €0.52 / kWh €0.57 / kWh
High Power (150kW - 300kW)  €0.54 / kWh €0.59 / kWh
Monthly Subscription  €4.79 N/A

There is no change to the membership subscription.

Contactless payments will be available on our high-power chargers from June 2024. We are continuing to roll out this functionality on our fast chargers over the coming months. There will be no premium charged for using contactless on our network.

Changes to overstay fee 

As 76% of our recent customer survey respondents support an overstay fee to reduce queuing, we have listened to your suggestions and have made some changes to the overstay fee to reflect what we have heard.  

The existing one-off overstay fee of €8 has been replaced by a more progressive, incremental fee to further encourage drivers to free up charge points for other drivers when finished charging. The new overstay fee structure is 50c/min and kicks in after 45 minutes on fast and high-power chargers and after 10 hours on our standard chargers.   

To ensure you are notified of when overstay fees would apply, we encourage all drivers to turn on notifications on the ESB ecar connect app. This will mean you will receive push notifications as a reminder overstay fee when you start your charge.

UPDATES  High Power Chargers (150kW - 300kW)  Fast Chargers 
(50kW – 100kW) 
Standard AC Chargers 
€0.50 per minute incremental overstay fee is applied AFTER:   45 minutes 
45 minutes 
10 hours 

Local parking enforcement is managed separately to ESB by local authorities. Please refer to local parking fee signage when charging to ensure you are compliant.  

Do drivers need to do anything?  

If you are already signed up to use ESB’s public EV charging network, you do not need to do anything – the new rates will be displayed on the ecar connect app and you can continue to charge as normal.  

For more information, visit our price plans page HERE.