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Graeme Kelly writes:

On Sunday 4 out of the 10 ESB Rapid charge points in Dublin were Out Of Order. For EV drivers  this is a nightmare, especially if you have a low battery. The one just North of Malahide has been broken for 1 month which means a detour to the Airport or to Applegreen at Lusk Service Station. 

Tesla are building Charge Points all round the country (eg. Applegreen Castlebellingham) and consist of EIGHT charge points in each location. However, they will not be available to other EV users. 

At present Tesla owners use the ESB chargers for free with a special CHAdemo adapter. Surely in the interest of promoting the uptake of Electric Vehicles the Gov/ESB should agree with Tesla that use of each others charging stations is available to all EV Cars (even for a fee ?).


Street Charge, developed by Brooklyn based designers PENSA is a solar powered USB charging station for the street: a free alternative to coffee-shop recharging. The blurb sez:

Street Charge is Pensa’s concept for the city streets, where we, as product designers, can take back our built environment to create small urban oases.

It’s a nice thought.

Charging your expensive ear-candy on a darkened street under an LED light.