25 Sep EasyGo.ie rapid charger goes live at Mullingar Park Hotel
Photo shows, Chris Kelly, EasyGo (left); Josephine Hughes, Mullingar Park Hotel; and Peter Burke TD.
EasyGo.ie, Ireland’s first privately-owned electric vehicle charging network, has today added a sixth Rapid Charger to its growing network.
The Veefil-RT 50kW DC Rapid Charger from DC charging technology specialists, Tritium, will work on the EasyGo.ie network which enjoys interoperability with other network operators across Europe in its partnership with Gireve.com.
Interoperability between network operators was a cornerstone of the decision published by the Irish Commissioner for Regulation of Utilities, as it makes it possible for drivers to find and use chargers from different network providers without having to sign up for multiple accounts.
The successful installation marks another step in the direction towards EasyGo.ie chargers being available nationwide.
Tthe Tritium 50kW DC charger, the most advanced of its kind, can add an average of 50 kilometres of range to an electric vehicle in 10 minutes.
“Sales of new EVs in Ireland are set to grow as the Climate Action Plan to support getting 1,000,000 cars on Irish road kicks in,” said EasyGo.ie co-founder, Chris Kelly, “and we look forward to playing our part by making more charge points available in more places to cater for this increase.”
The charger was unveiled at the Mullingar Park Hotel, and Josephine Hughes, owner of hotel, said: “We’re always looking at ways to better serve visitors and guests as well as the future needs of our customers and we are seeing more and more electric cars in our car park recently.
“We worked with EasyGo.ie because we appreciate the quality of the product and services they provide and this positively reflects the levels of comfort and convenience we provide to our visiting guests.”
Peter Burke TD was present at the unveiling, and he said: “The deployment by EasyGo.ie of the first DC Rapid to go live in Mullingar is a welcome step forward in our efforts to combat climate change.
“Ireland has been a leader in the eMobility space for some time, and with EasyGo.ie entering the market with full interoperability arrangements with other network providers, Ireland can continue to lead the way.”
Kevin Pugh, country manager, Ireland and UK for Tritium, said: “The installation of publicly-available rapid charging options has been proven to lead to greater electric vehicle uptake across the world, and EasyGo’s plans to install chargers at an additional 82 sites is well under way.
“People will be more confident to switch to electric driving as they’ll see that the infrastructure is there to support them.”
Source: Westmeath Examiner