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Ferries with ev charging

  • 13-02-2020 9:56pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 29,347 ✭✭✭✭ NIMAN


    Am I right in thinking only the WB Yeats and Ulysses have on board charging?

    Anyone ever used them?
    If so, how many points to they have?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 548 ✭✭✭ paulers06


    Not sure about Ulysses but the Oscar Wilde does and presumably the WB Yeats. Used the charges on the OW before, can’t recall how many they have but definitely a couple. You need to be at check in prior to it opening as you need to board ship first if intending to charge.


  • Registered Users Posts: 165 ✭✭ bodgerfederer


    i used the Ulysses when i brought my ev back from the uk.

    It was class - told to skip the queue and drive past everyone to the front of the ferry. i was sat down in the lounge with my car charging before most people had even parked up. and it's free!

    they had at least 4 pod points and maybe 8 - the captain was chatting to me as they'd just put them in.

    untethered though so don't forget your type2 cable.


  • Registered Users Posts: 29,347 ✭✭✭✭ NIMAN


    Were you the only EV there that day?


  • Registered Users Posts: 165 ✭✭ bodgerfederer


    NIMAN wrote: »
    Were you the only EV there that day?

    Yep. I thought I’d booked a charge point but was told at check in that they had no record of it. No matter, the check in girl made a quick call then told me to drive to the front of the queue with my hazards on. Boom.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,478 ✭✭✭ Genghis


    Don't think Stena offer this. They didn't last October when I imported my EV.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,838 ✭✭✭ User1998


    Genghis wrote: »
    Don't think Stena offer this. They didn't last October when I imported my EV.

    When booking they ask do you have an EV so I assume they do


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,063 ✭✭✭ JohnC.


    Stena’s site says they don’t at this time.


  • Registered Users Posts: 122 ✭✭ sgalvin


    Yeats has 2 on the upper deck (diagonally opposite), you need own cable.
    The one I used also had a 16 amp industrial socket beside it to if you only have a granny lead.

    There was an option to reserve for elec or phev when booking.
    Have just booked to France with Irish ferries but charge points are for electric only no PHEV.

    Met another guy on the boat with a 330e but had not been given the type 2 by his dealer so check.

    NIMAN wrote: »
    Am I right in thinking only the WB Yeats and Ulysses have on board charging?

    Anyone ever used them?
    If so, how many points to they have?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,387 ✭✭✭ redcup342


    sgalvin wrote: »
    Yeats has 2 on the upper deck (diagonally opposite), you need own cable.
    The one I used also had a 16 amp industrial socket beside it to if you only have a granny lead.

    There was an option to reserve for elec or phev when booking.
    Have just booked to France with Irish ferries but charge points are for electric only no PHEV.

    Met another guy on the boat with a 330e but had not been given the type 2 by his dealer so check.

    That's great, would be a terrible waste if a PHEV would use up a charging point for someone that needs it in a BEV.


  • Registered Users Posts: 812 ✭✭✭ lapua20grain


    redcup342 wrote: »
    That's great, would be a terrible waste if a PHEV would use up a charging point for someone that needs it in a BEV.

    Why?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,062 ✭✭✭ kennethsmyth


    Why?



    Ehh... because a bev may have just made it to the ferry with a limited amount of power, the phev can drive on fuel, the bev cannot drive.


  • Registered Users Posts: 812 ✭✭✭ lapua20grain


    Ehh... because a bev may have just made it to the ferry with a limited amount of power, the phev can drive on fuel, the bev cannot drive.

    If I land up with my PHEV I'll charge it before someone with a BEV first up best dressed I don't get the attitude in these threads of BEV drivers you made the choice of reduced range I want to use my ICE as little as possible so will use charging facilities.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,062 ✭✭✭ kennethsmyth


    Hi I used charging on the way back from Cherbourg to Dublin last summer on the WB Yeats.

    1. Need to get to port early
    2. On checkin when you tell them you are electric and ask for charging they will give you a different colour tag for window.
    3. This puts you in a different lane for going on the ferry.
    4. I was there with only a tesla S also.
    5. They will put you on the ferry first so if you are not early this will not happen and you will not get charge
    6. Its a type two untethered siemens charger. Looks to be 4 one in each corner.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,347 ✭✭✭✭ MJohnston


    If I land up with my PHEV I'll charge it before someone with a BEV first up best dressed I don't get the attitude in these threads of BEV drivers you made the choice of reduced range I want to use my ICE as little as possible so will use charging facilities.

    How long does it take your PHEV's battery to reach full charge?


  • Registered Users Posts: 812 ✭✭✭ lapua20grain


    MJohnston wrote: »
    How long does it take your PHEV's battery to reach full charge?

    Approx 3. 5 hours


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,907 ✭✭✭✭ ELM327


    Charged on Irish Ferries on way back from UK with my Tesla S.
    Rate of charge v low, 15a single phase but it added enough of a buffer to make sure I got home safe.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,387 ✭✭✭ redcup342


    Why?

    Because it's an 18 1/2 hour crossing and a PHEV only takes a hours to charge, so the charger would be of no use for the majority of the crossing.

    BEV uses the resource much more effectively, hence why they have the policy I would guess.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,187 ✭✭✭ Hoboo


    redcup342 wrote: »
    Because it's an 18 1/2 hour crossing and a PHEV only takes a hours to charge, so the charger would be of no use for the majority of the crossing.

    BEV uses the resource much more effectively, hence why they have the policy I would guess.

    And a good policy too, rewards those who go all out for the environment and not just half way, a choice they made when buying.


  • Registered Users Posts: 812 ✭✭✭ lapua20grain


    redcup342 wrote: »
    Because it's an 18 1/2 hour crossing and a PHEV only takes a hours to charge, so the charger would be of no use for the majority of the crossing.

    BEV uses the resource much more effectively, hence why they have the policy I would guess.

    I'm using the holyhead ferry I wouldn't be a bad bastard and take it on a French ferry


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,715 ✭✭✭ SteM


    I'm using the holyhead ferry I wouldn't be a bad bastard and take it on a French ferry

    You were replying to someone who was specifically talking about the ferry to France though.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 812 ✭✭✭ lapua20grain


    SteM wrote: »
    You were replying to someone who was specifically talking about the ferry to France though.

    I didn't know obviously otherwise I would not have posted


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,715 ✭✭✭ SteM


    I didn't know obviously otherwise I would not have posted

    Crazy to think that people would read the thread they want to have a little rant on alright. Seems like you're looking to have an argument with BEV drivers from the way you posted.


  • Registered Users Posts: 812 ✭✭✭ lapua20grain


    SteM wrote: »
    Crazy to think that people would read the thread they want to have a little rant on alright. Seems like you're looking to have an argument with BEV drivers from the way you posted.

    Nah just your interpretation


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,830 ✭✭✭ markpb


    I charged on an Irish Ferries ship when I was importing my EV a few months ago. They realised on the ship that they had directed me to the wrong deck, stopped all the boarding so I could reverse back and up a ramp onto a different deck that was (and remained) completely empty for the entire sailing. Then they forgot about me so I was sitting like a lemon on the deck on my own. I ended up running up and down several flights of stairs and along a different car deck looking for a crew member to let me disembark. By then, everyone else had left so I was left driving around a poorly lit and un-signposted part of the port trying to find the exit.

    Fun times.


  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 6,084 Mod ✭✭✭✭ liamog


    Just think, the bunker fuel used on the ferry to charge your car probably makes that one of the most ecologically damaging charge of your car in its lifetime.
    I charged on the W.B. Yeats going to Holyhead, worth it just for the queue skipping!


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,919 ✭✭✭ zg3409


    Firstly I recommend fast charging before you get ferry, just in case. There is fast chargers in Dublin port and Wexford.

    In terms of ferries here are some photos on plugshare app if you pick the location of Dublin port. Some people report issues with connectors (type 2 tethered only pod point on some ferries) and cars giving errors (ships are earthed differently) particularly a Zoe. As said try to pick the option when booking, remind them when checking in, and again tell them when going into the queue lanes and up the ramp. Some people asked for engineer to help source adapters for charging and others granny charged instead of using official EV charger.

    If you fast charge before arriving then there is less panic involved. Please update plugshare app with status, photos and tips

    https://www.irishferries.com/ie-en/frequently-asked-questions/general-information/electric-cars/


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,907 ✭✭✭✭ ELM327


    liamog wrote: »
    Just think, the bunker fuel used on the ferry to charge your car probably makes that one of the most ecologically damaging charge of your car in its lifetime.
    I charged on the W.B. Yeats going to Holyhead, worth it just for the queue skipping!
    The bunker fuel is being used anyway, it's not going to notice 5kWh extra :P


    Some of us don't actually care about the ecomentalists anyway, driving an EV doesnt mean that you use recycled bog roll or that


  • Registered Users Posts: 6 ✭✭✭ Wingding80


    Does anyone know what the story is with speedy exit if you are charging on wb yeats ferry to France? I am hopefully travelling in autumn with my parents who are extremely impatient people! :) they always insist on getting speedy exit but I see you cannot book speedy exit if you book an ev spot. Do they sit you there until the end? My parents would drive me insane with their moaning if that was the case…


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,907 ✭✭✭✭ ELM327


    We got on first but left last


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,177 ✭✭✭ Kramer


    Wingding80 wrote: »
    Does anyone know what the story is with speedy exit if you are charging on wb yeats ferry to France?

    Had no issues either boarding or disembarking recently................

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    Voltage was low though - dropped to 195v so I had to drop the charge rate to 12 amps or so after the car stopped charging with an error. Luckily it alerted on the app & I was able to restart it but it could well have sat there for the duration, connected but not charging.


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