ESB ecars network

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With comprehensive coverage of the Republic of Ireland, ESB ecars is one of the most important EV charging networks in the country. Supported by the Irish government, local authorities, and energy companies, ESB ecars is operated by the ESB Group, the country’s largest electricity supplier.

The ESB ecars network can be accessed via the ecar connect app or via RFID card.

How much does the ESB ecars network cost?

ESB ecars

Membership cost:
€4.60 per month

Cost per charge:
Fast chargers: App: €0.27/kWh; Membership: €0.23/kWh
Rapid chargers: App: €0.31/kWh; Membership: €0.27/kWh

To discover how much it will cost to charge an EV from an ESB ecars charge point, head to Zap-Map’s Public Charging Calculator. This allows you to select any new or used plug-in vehicle, and tailor elements – such as electricity cost and charge required – for personalised results.

How to use the ESB ecars network

esb ecars access

Access to the ESB ecars network is made via the ESB ecar connect app, which is free to download, or via an RFID card.

Finding ESB ecars points on Zap-Map

esb ecars filters

All ESB ecars points can be found on Zap-Map by using the network filter. This can be used on the desktop and mobile apps, and displays only those points available to use by ecarni customers.

Charging types and speeds can be filtered too, showing only those points that are compatible with users’ cars.


About ESB ecars

Established in 2010 by ESB and other partners, ecars was set-up to support the first phase of electric vehicle owners in the country, and to develop and expand as the market increased. In 2015, the running of the network was awarded to the Electricity Supply Board (ESB) which continues to operate networks both sides of the Irish border.