New Rapid Chargers Northern Ireland

For years Northern Ireland had just 17 rapid chargers. These ESB devices are often broken, some are behind locked gates at night, while others have been Chademo only. In the latest official figures from the Department for Transport (October 2022, verified by EVANI) that number had grown slowly to 22.

But other charge point operators have been working in the background, watching the unresolved issues with the incumbent network and getting ready to enter the market here. Now, at last, things are starting to change and in the last few months Northern Ireland has seen an additional 21 new rapid chargers open.

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BP Pulse75kW CCS***Knock Rd, Belfast
BP Pulse75kW CCS***Knock Rd, Belfast
EasyGo50kW CCS / CHAdeMOLidl Shore Rd, Belfast
EasyGo50kW CCS / CHAdeMOLidl Castlereagh Rd, Belfast
EasyGo50kW CCS / CHAdeMOLidl, James St, Omagh
EasyGo50kW CCS / CHAdeMOChurch St, Maghera
Maxol50kW CCS / CHAdeMOBelfast Rd, Holywood
Maxol75kW CCS***Belfast Rd, Holywood
Maxol75kW CCS***Belfast Rd, Holywood
Maxol75kW CCS***Belfast Rd, Holywood
Maxol75kW CCS***Belfast Rd, Holywood
Maxol200kW CCSBelfast Rd, Holywood
MONTA50kW CCS / CHAdeMOBasil Knipe, Ballymoney
MONTA50kW CCS / CHAdeMOBasil Knipe, Ballymoney*
Tesla250kW CCSBoucher Rd, Belfast**
Tesla250kW CCSBoucher Rd, Belfast**
Tesla250kW CCSBoucher Rd, Belfast**
Tesla250kW CCSBoucher Rd, Belfast**
Weev50kW CCS / CHAdeMOTwin Spires, Belfast
Weev50kW CCS / CHAdeMOTwin Spires, Belfast
Weev50kW CCS / CHAdeMOPark Centre, Belfast*

Turned the Corner

We can now say with some confidence that we’ve finally turned the corner here. This is just the start too, and we look forward to seeing all the new infrastructure projects continue to roll out next year, particularly in areas outside of Belfast, like the North West, North Coast, Ards, Newry and Fermanagh etc.

This progress has been made in spite of Stormont, rather than because of it. Once the Executive is up and running it must find the ambition to get on with the job of creating the policies to help remove the hurdles that charge point operators face here and create the conditions to accelerate the pace of change.


*Awaiting commissioning **Tesla only. ***150 kW or 75 kW if both sides in use
Also Weev installing 24kW DC chargers in locations with connections usually only used for AC charging

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  1. I used the Chademo at Maxol in Holywood on Saturday, a super facility both for charging and the amenities. Full credit to Maxol for creating this and I hope it is the first of many.

    On reflection and by contrast it made me angry at the languishing state of ESB network here, broken chargers, free charging, no expansion. Let’s be clear these are decisions ESB have taken, it could be very different but either through choice or incompetence we are at this point. Not forgetting they were gifted the network and are in receipt of £3.2m of Levelling Up funding since late last year, it all adds to the frustration of the inexplicable situation faced by EV drivers.

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