Telecoms supplier eir and EasyGo have today announced they will replace up to 180 eir telephone kiosks with electric vehicle ‘Rapid’ chargers nationwide. EasyGo and eir will be utilizing Tritium’s world-first, next-generation simultaneous DC Rapid Chargers, capable of adding up to 100km range to an Electric Vehicle in under 20 minutes.
Gerry Cash, EasyGo Director, said: “EasyGo is delighted to partner with eir and we look forward to working with local councils, the SEAI and the Government as we support the growing Electric Vehicle community, the environment, and rural regeneration through this exciting roll-out of chargers nationally”.
Carolan Lennon, CEO of eir, said: “Radical transformation is required to meet the challenge of climate change. eir is committed to playing our part in the creation of a greener, more sustainable Ireland. Replacing our little-used legacy infrastructure with state-of-the-art Rapid Chargers will make the transition to electric vehicles a viable alternative for thousands of people across the country, further driving forward the decarbonisation of Ireland and helping to meet our climate targets.”
Both say: ‘the move will increase the appeal of electric vehicles for drivers as it will reduce range anxiety, which is one of the main barriers to Ireland’s goal of having 936,000 EVs on Irish roads, under its Climate Action Plan 2030. Transport accounts for one-third of Ireland’s energy-related CO2 emissions. This initiative will help accelerate the replacement of internal combustion engine vehicles with EVs, the most practical solution for reducing transport carbon emissions’.