Carrick unveils region’s first electric vehicle charge point

Leitrim County Council has recently unveiled the North West’s very first Public Charge Point for electric vehicles. The charge point is located alongside the wall towards the rear of the Council Headquarters, Carrick-on-Shannon, opposite the entrance to Carrick Craft.

Leitrim County Council has recently unveiled the North West’s very first Public Charge Point for electric vehicles. The charge point is located alongside the wall towards the rear of the Council Headquarters, Carrick-on-Shannon, opposite the entrance to Carrick Craft.

This Charge Point will provide electric vehicles with full charge, which takes between 6 to 8 hours, depending on the type of vehicle. It can charge two vehicles simultaneously and is the first to be put in place in the North West.

To use the facility it is necessary to register on the website www.esb.ie/ecars to obtain a Smart Card which must be used for this purpose. The ESB website also has a map which shows the network of charging points which have been rolled out or in the process of being provided.