Mahony Fleet has learned that ESB ecars will reduce pricing on EV charging across its EV charging network in the Republic of Ireland effective Friday, June 21st.

The reduction will see unit rates for High-Power (200kW) chargers reduced by 13%, fast chargers reduced by 12%, and Standard chargers reduced by 8%.

As part of ESB’s ongoing efforts to enhance the charging experience, the company has announced that contactless payments will be available on High-Power Chargers from the end of this week. This convenient payment method will make the charging process even easier and more efficient for customers and business users alike.

ESB Ecars new pricing structure for ESB ecar charging network in the Republic of Ireland

In an effort to ensure a fair and efficient charging experience for all, ESB has also replaced the existing one-off overstay fee with a more progressive, incremental fee. This change is designed to encourage drivers to free up charge points for other drivers when they have finished charging.

ESB Ecars overstay fee structure

The ESB’s most recent customer survey found that 76% of respondents support this overstay fee. The new overstay fee structure is 50c/min and kicks in after 45 minutes on High-Power and Fast chargers and after 10 hours on Standard chargers.

Commenting on the price reduction, John Byrne, Head of eMobility at ESB, said: “We are pleased to announce a reduction of prices across our extensive EV public charging network.

“We are lowering our prices following reductions in wholesale energy costs while continuing to upgrade and improve our charging infrastructure across the country. We keep our prices under constant review and are committed to providing value to our customers with competitive prices.”

To ensure customers are notified of when overstay fees will apply, ESB is encouraging all drivers to turn on notifications on the ESB Car Connect app. Customers will receive push notifications as a reminder about the overstay fee when they start their charge.

ESB Ecars app

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Over the past two years, ESB has installed 42 multi-vehicle, high-power charging hubs nationwide and replaced over 300 chargers to increase the speed and capacity of the charging network. ESB now has over 1,600 public charge points in place across the country, with an average reliability rate of 98%.

The reduction in charging prices is sure to come as good news, as businesses across the country continuously strive to meet CO2 emission targets. We have already written about the growth in EV charging infrastructure in Ireland. This reduction is yet another benefit for companies looking to move away from fossil fuels. If you or your company is looking to switch to electric, Mahony Fleet is here to help. Use the contact form below to get in touch, and let our expert team help you choose the right cars for you.


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