Ireland Preparing Electric Vehicle Revolution

Ireland will be one of the most electric vehicle friendly countries in Europe, as its government has announced that it plans to have 1,500 EV recharging stations installed throughout the country by the end of next year.

The charging infrastructure should support the authorities plan to see at least 10 percent of the cars in the country powered by electricity by 2020. The charging stations provided Elektromotive has been commissioned to initiate a pilot project that includes the installation of 10 Elektrobay EV charging points in key Irish locations. The project is being co-ordinated by electricity supplier ESB and has already started, as the first three units have been installed earlier this week.

"The installation of these first 10 Elektrobay ‘juice points’ with ESB is just the beginning,” said Niall Doonan, Managing Director at Carra Group, reseller of Elektrobay units in Ireland. “We have the rapidly-scalable installation expertise required to support the Government’s ambitious plans, and the Elektrobay is already proven outside Ireland to be the most robust, reliable and user-friendly EV recharging solution available.

Ireland is fast becoming an important growth market for us, and we are impressed with the vision and drive of the ESB and our supply partners, Carra Group, in making electric vehicles a viable proposition throughout the country,” said Calvey Taylor-Haw, Managing Director of Brighton-based Elektromotive. “The Irish Government is setting an impressive standard for other European nations to follow in its drive for greener motoring, and we are uniquely placed to deploy the required infrastructure.

The Elektrobay charging stations have already shown their capabilities in London, where 135 stations are currently catering for the needs of EV users. An additional 165 Elektrobay stations are installed in cities throughout the UK.
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