How to charge your electric vehicle

There are a number of ways you can charge your electric vehicle whether you are out and about or at your home. 

Charging at home

Charging your electric vehicle (EV) at home is the most convenient and cost-effective method. A full overnight charge can cost as little as €3 using night rate electricity (costs vary by vehicle and electricity supplier). The cost of charging at home is simply added to your regular domestic electricity bill in the normal way.

The Government currently offers a grant of €600 towards the installation of a home charger unit in January 2018. The grant is administered by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI). Details of the grant scheme can be found here:

Public charging

As well as charging your EV at home, you can also charge it on ESB's nationwide network of publicly accessible charge points in various locations such as on-street, motorway service stations, shopping centres and car parks located throughout Ireland.

You can locate your nearest charge point on our charge point map or through the ecar connect app available on the App store and Google Play. There are three types of charging stations on the ESB network, check out each page on how to charge your EV using the different types of charge points: Standard (AC up to 22kW) and Fast (50kW) and High Power (150kW).

Below are photos of the different types of charge points available on our network.

 three chargers


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