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Applegreen own brand chargers

  • 09-09-2019 3:34pm
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 6,804 ✭✭✭


    I saw these being installed at the services in Birdhill on Friday, can't find anything online.

    Anyone know any details?

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,912 ✭✭✭Mike9832


    Saw them too

    Also couldn't find any info

    Were closed off when I saw them on Saturday


  • Administrators, Computer Games Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 32,113 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭Mickeroo


    Oh that's a bit out of nowhere and very good to see. They are the same type of rapids Easy Go use.

    50kw CCS and Chademo usually.


    Would be great to see them rolled out at all Applegreens where possible.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,795 ✭✭✭samih


    The more the merrier. Well done Applegreen!


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 18,617 Mod ✭✭✭✭slave1




  • Registered Users Posts: 6,048 ✭✭✭Truckermal


    I hope the quality of the electricity is better than their fuel....:p


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  • Posts: 21,179 ✭✭✭✭[Deleted User]


    Ultra fast e-charging ? lol really .

    At last they see the light but would someone please think of the M7 ? lol


  • Administrators, Computer Games Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 32,113 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭Mickeroo


    Ultra fast e-charging ? lol really .

    At last they see the light but would someone please think of the M7 ? lol

    I thought Birdhill was on the M7.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,804 ✭✭✭Alkers


    Mickeroo wrote: »
    I thought Birdhill was on the M7.

    J27 I think yeah


  • Posts: 21,179 ✭✭✭✭[Deleted User]


    Mickeroo wrote: »
    I thought Birdhill was on the M7.

    Balls got me good there, na meant the M9 the one beside me lol. :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,542 ✭✭✭zg3409


    Its a pity they are not mounted like petrol pumps, access able from front and back and sides. I believe these can only charge one car each, but if someone abandons their car you might be able to park on the access road behind and chademo normally disconnects when full, while CCS depend in the car to decide (I think) . They seem very close together. They should at the very least leave room for 2 cars at each charger, if not 4. They don't seem to line up with the spaces, hopefully they will be remarked for EVs with some serious signage to deter ICEing and overstay while charging.


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  • Posts: 14,344 ✭✭✭✭[Deleted User]


    Surely this is just a first venture into private companies charging for electric charging?

    I can't imagine this being free by any stretch of the imagination.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,350 ✭✭✭jprboy


    Surely this is just a first venture into private companies charging for electric charging?

    I can't imagine this being free by any stretch of the imagination.

    No, Ionity and EasyGo already up and running in a few sites around the country.

    EasyGo charging in LIDL sites is free for now.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,542 ✭✭✭zg3409


    Surely this is just a first venture into private companies charging for electric charging?

    I can't imagine this being free by any stretch of the imagination.

    Ionity chargers in Ireland are 8 euro for as much juice as you can get, easygo were variable around 8 to 30 euro, but some are free. Esb will really set the fast charger pricing (in the next month) and all others will have to compete or expect their chargers to be quiet.


  • Registered Users Posts: 31,008 ✭✭✭✭Lumen


    zg3409 wrote: »
    Ionity chargers in Ireland are 8 euro for as much juice as you can get, easygo were variable around 8 to 30 euro, but some are free. Esb will really set the fast charger pricing (in the next month) and all others will have to compete or expect their chargers to be quiet.

    Can't see ESB undercutting their own customers. Would surely cause competitiveness issues given ESB networks monopoly.


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,290 ✭✭✭✭ELM327


    Lumen wrote: »
    Can't see ESB undercutting their own customers. Would surely cause competitiveness issues given ESB networks monopoly.


    ESB ecars =/= esb networks, it's a highly regulated company.
    Networks won't see the pricing schemes offered to end users


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,912 ✭✭✭Mike9832


    So what's the story here?

    Are Applegreen going to make some announcement?

    Are they fitting chargers into all major service stations?


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,804 ✭✭✭Alkers


    Mike9832 wrote: »
    So what's the story here?

    Are Applegreen going to make some announcement?

    Are they fitting chargers into all major service stations?

    That was kind of the purpose of the thread...


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,912 ✭✭✭Mike9832


    Alkers wrote: »
    That was kind of the purpose of the thread...

    I know

    Any update?


  • Registered Users Posts: 93 ✭✭Bixler3


    Looks like CCS & Type 2 leads, don't see Chademo in the picture above?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,818 ✭✭✭Silent Running


    Bixler3 wrote: »
    Looks like CCS & Type 2 leads, don't see Chademo in the picture above?

    Those chargers are CCS and Chademo... no AC.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,163 ✭✭✭✭Calahonda52


    ELM327 wrote: »
    ESB ecars =/= esb networks, it's a highly regulated company.
    Networks won't see the pricing schemes offered to end users[/QUOTE]

    In Ireland! LOL:D

    In any event, what did the regulator decide re whether the e-cars infra structure would be part of the regulated asset base?

    “I can’t pay my staff or mortgage with instagram likes”.



  • Registered Users Posts: 21,290 ✭✭✭✭ELM327


    They bottled it of course and decided it was not part of RAB


  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 7,781 Mod ✭✭✭✭liamog


    ELM327 wrote: »
    They bottled it of course and decided it was not part of RAB

    Probably the right decision to be fair. If anything I think the NTA should own them and then contract the operation out to a third party (such as ESB) with SLA's etc.

    I'm sure Applegreen wouldn't mind bidding on the ones already at there garages.


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,290 ✭✭✭✭ELM327


    The path we're going down it won't matter anyway as hopefully the private enterprises will win out.
    Ionity and easygo are already doing better than ecars.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,287 ✭✭✭Red Silurian


    Passed these the other day and topped up, nice that they are still free but tap-to-pay machines were recently installed so not for much longer I'd wager. Be interesting to see their prices when they do come along



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,866 ✭✭✭kanuseeme


    Ah the good auld days, ionity 8 euro, ecars free



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,773 ✭✭✭✭the_amazing_raisin


    You mean you could pay by just tapping a credit card on the machine instead of fiddling around with an app and trying to register?

    That'll never catch on 😂

    "The internet never fails to misremember" - Sebastian Ruiz, aka Frost



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,287 ✭✭✭Red Silurian


    That's the way it works at every charging station in England and they get on fine, think it's the law there? It is cheaper at most of them to register for an account etc though



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,773 ✭✭✭✭the_amazing_raisin


    I thought it was only Instavolt, Shell and Gridserve? Most of the others still use RFID cards or apps


    Hopefully they make a similar regulation here soon

    "The internet never fails to misremember" - Sebastian Ruiz, aka Frost



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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,287 ✭✭✭Red Silurian


    A similar regulation here would be good and would help overall EV sales, especially to an older generation



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