Charging at public charging stations
Esb operates and maintains over 1,350 publick charge points across Ireland. These are available for electric vehicles and are found nationwide in locations such as on-street, shopping centres, vehicle parks etc.
Charging on the move - it's that easy
When you're on the road with your electric car, you can charge the battery at more than 22,000 publicly accessible charging points. Simply activate the charging point via an app, an RFID card or a QR code. A cable with the appropriate adapter is required. Note whether the socket has 16 amps or 32 amps. Depending on the amperage and how many phases the mobile charging station has, your electric car can then be charged at up to 22 kilowatts.
Paying at public charging stations
How does charging at public charging stations actually work? What do I have to bear in mind and how do I get charged? Or is it ultimately better to have a mobile charging station with you? You can find all the important information here.
Further charging options
Whether you charge your electric car at a charging station in the underground car park, your employer provides a wallbox for charging or you simply want to buy a wallbox for your home yourself. Find out everything you need to know.
Useful information about charging on the move
How many charging stations are there in Ireland?
ESB owns, operates and maintains over 1,350 public charge points across the island of Ireland.
How do I find charging stations for electric cars?
To locate your nearest ESB charge point on the go, download the ecar connect app from the App Store and Google Play.
How much does an electric car cost per month?
The consumption of the Opel Mokka-e is around 18 kilowatt hours per 100 kilometres. At the current (2021) electricity price of 31.89 cents/kWh, 18 kilowatt hours cost a total of 5.74 euros. Refuelling is therefore cheaper than with a petrol engine. If you compare other costs such as maintenance and service, taxes and insurance, the electric car also comes out better here.
How high is the charging current for electric cars?
It depends on which charging options and where you're charging. AC charging stations generally offer charging capacities of 11-22kW. Combined charging stations currently offer up to 43kW AC at Type 2 and up to 150kW DC at CSS and/or CHAdeMO.