Wednesday, October 31 16:41:29
ESB today said it has reached a milestone of 1,000 installed electric vehicle (EV) charge points in Ireland including domestic, commercial and public.
This means that all counties and 85pc of major cities and towns have now access to EV charging infrastructure.
"ESB along with key partners will continue to progress this groundbreaking project with the installation of further charge points throughout the country to include the remainder of towns with populations greater than 1,500. This development is in line with the rollout and availability of new Electric Vehicles to complement those already on the market," Dermot McArdle, Manager of ESB ecars said. The availability of charge-points are key to the uptake of electric vehicles, making them practical alternatives for inter-urban as well as daily commutes, he said.
To promote the use of electric vehicles to a wider audience, ESB ecars is running an information campaign on TV3. Four of the ecar Ambassadors, Beatrice Whelan, Olivia O' Brien, Glenisk and Eoghan O' Donohue will feature in the adverts and will be sharing their experiences of driving an electric car. Twenty one Ambassadors were chosen from among 12,000 applicants to trial electric vehicles for up to one year as part of the Great Electric Drive campaign.
The TV3 information adverts will transmit on TV3 for eight weeks until December 23.
Pictured is ecar Ambassador, Beatrice Whelan, with Dermot McArdle, ESB and Liam Mullaney CEO of Sage at Sage offices in Citywest where she works. Beatrice is an ecar Ambassador who has use of a 100pc electric Nissan LEAF for one year and uses it for her daily commute, which is approximately 100km from her home in Monasterevin to Citywest via the M7 motorway.