Electric vehicle (EV) charging network provider EasyGo has announced plans to roll out an additional 500 rapid chargers to its charging network on the island of Ireland.
EasyGo, Ireland’s largest EV charging network operator, currently provides 14,000 drivers of electric vehicles with access to more than 2,300 public charging points across the island. The company says its rapid chargers can add 100 kilometres of range to an electric vehicle in less than 15 minutes.
Covering both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, the high-powered chargers will be rolled out to retail, town centre and hospitality destinations via a range of strategic partnerships. The investment will address the significant deficit for such infrastructure across the entire island of Ireland, and aims to alleviate range anxiety.
“Northern Ireland has an acute need for charging points to service its growing number of EV drivers,” said “Chris Kelly, Director of EasyGo.
“As the largest privately-owned network on the island of Ireland, EasyGo is in a unique position to quickly roll out this much needed infrastructure. Our rapid charger network will ensure that EV drivers in Northern Ireland have access to best-in-class EV charging facilities.”
The investment follows a €15 million funding round in partnership with Rubicon Capital Advisors, DunPort Capital Management, and Air Core.
“As a fast-growing Irish business in the energy transition sector, this investment accelerates the final component of our strategy, complementing our sister company CarCharger EV Ltd that has been successfully installing and operating EV chargers in homes and workplaces across Ireland for over 5 years,” said Rob Sheehan, Financial Director at EasyGo.
Lasy year, EasyGo entered into a partnership with Telecoms company Eir to replace 180 telephone kiosks around the country with electric vehicle rapid charge points.