Independent Councillor for Finglas Noeleen Reilly has welcomed Finglas as the first location for a Community Charging Hub at Dublin City Council.
Speaking after the hub launch last week, Cllr Reilly who is also Chair of the Traffic and Transport SPC stated “It is great to see the new charging hub in the centre of Finglas beside local amenities at DCC offices.
“We all know the importance of reducing our climate emissions and electrical vehicles is one way of doing this. For too long, the government have asked people to move over to electrical vehicles without any of the tools needed to support that change.”
Cllr Reilly praised the four local authorities in Dublin for working together to come up with a strategy around electrical vehicles and Dublin City Council chose Finglas as its pilot scheme.
“It is great that people can charge their bikes or cars while they use the offices, the gym, go shopping or any other businesses they use in Finglas” she noted.
The Hub includes two EV chargers with four charging spaces, one No AC charger (nominally 22KW), with two charging spaces, and one No DC 75KW charger with CCS and CHAdeMO plus two charging spaces.
All chargers are supplied and operated by EasyGo. There is a dedicated Car Share Club EV charging space (one of the AC spaces), to be rotated between all three licenced operators – Enterprise, GoCar and Yuko – in Dublin City across the pilot duration, along with a dedicated ESB eBike commuter hub with 8 eBike, in association with Bleeper Bikes.