ecar NI charge point


An overview of the ecarNI public charging network

ecarNI network cost 

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Membership cost: £4.99 monthly

Cost per charge: 

Fast: £0.462 /kWh
Rapid: £0.543 /kWh
Ultra rapid: £0.631 /kWh

PAYG cost: No monthly fee

Cost per charge: 

No monthly Fee

Fast: £0.490 /kWh
Rapid: £0.577 /kWh
High Power: £0.670 /kWh

To discover how much it will cost to charge an EV from an ecarNI charge point, head to Zapmap’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 ecarNI network

Access is via the ecar connect app, or by RFID card. The network requires users to first sign up with an account, before they can then access ecarNI charge points via RFID card. All charge points are free to access though once the account has been set up, including rapid chargers and those units on key tourist routes.


Finding ecarNI points on Zapmap

All ecarNI points can be found on Zapmap 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.

Select 'Filters' -> 'Networks' -> 'ecarNI' to view only ecarNI charge points.


Contact details:

Customer services:

ROI: 00353 1 258 3799

NI: 0044 345 601 8303


Further contact information can be found on the ESB Energy website.


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How does ecarNI compare to other networks in terms of pricing?

Zapmap monitors the prices of charging on the public network and reports on the prices charged by the top 10* rapid charging networks. The prices are updated on a monthly basis here: Rapid Charging: Top 10 Network Pricing

The price to charge an electric vehicle (EV) on the public charging network can vary substantively, and prices are increasing due to current issues in the energy market.
Updated on a monthly basis, the Zapmap Price Index shows the difference in prices paid depending on the type of charger and will also track how this is changing over time.


About ecarni

Operated by ESB, the network combined ecarNI and ESB ecars networks cover all of Ireland. Founded in 2011 by the Northern Ireland Department for Regional Development (DRD) and Department of Environment (DoE) under the Plugged-in Places banner, ecarni was set-up to promote the uptake of electric vehicles in the country. 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.