Ireland’s first “tap and go” car charger has been installed in Cork.
In a strategic partnership between O’Callaghan Properties and EasyGo.ie, the charge point is conveniently located at The River Lee Hotel on Western Road.
Visitors can now add 100km range to their electric vehicle (EV) in as little as 10 minutes. The charger is “tap and go” payments enabled and will be the first DC charger in Ireland that supports payment in this way – handy.
The River Lee and The River Club will re-open for stays and dining from July 20th, so by the end of the month you’ll be able to grab brunch or a coffee while your car is charging outside.
Easygo’s co-founder, Gerry Cash, said the company’s rapid roll-out of charging points in Ireland reflected growing consumer interest in electric cars as a means of transport.
“Electric car technologies are evolving very quickly in response to demand for electric cars,” said Easygo’s co-founder, Gerry Cash.
“Our network plays a key role in supporting the switch to more environmentally friendly transport modalities,”
O’Callaghan Properties is Ireland’s first property company to place a Rapid DC Charger at the Lancaster Gate, site where further developments are planned.
Recently, Cork City Council replaced its diesel and petrol vans and cars with a fleet of 76 new electric vehicles. The changeover will make it the biggest local authority zero-emissions fleet in the country, and bring in €700,000 in savings over the next five years.