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Fota Island

  • 25-06-2020 3:38pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 8,785 ✭✭✭ markpb


    Google Maps says there's a EV charger (possibly Tesla?) at Fota Island. Does anyone know if it's for hotel guests or open to anyone visiting Fota?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,049 ✭✭✭ JohnC.


    It’s at the resort, not the wildlife park. PlugShare suggests it’s for resort guests. Even if it wasn’t, it’s a bit of a distance from there to the park.


  • Moderators Posts: 11,928 ✭✭✭✭ Black_Knight


    I tweeted fota wildlife a while back asking about charging facilities, never heard a thing back.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,729 ✭✭✭ zg3409


    JohnC. wrote: »
    It’s at the resort, not the wildlife park. PlugShare suggests it’s for resort guests. Even if it wasn’t, it’s a bit of a distance from there to the park.

    517745.jpg

    As per above picture at nearby hotel. 2 chargers marked Tesla only, one marked Tesla but should charge any type 2 car, and there looks to be very old esb unit possibly only 4.7kW. This picture was taken in 2018. Last check in on plugshare was April 2019 over a year ago


  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 6,026 Mod ✭✭✭✭ liamog


    zg3409 wrote: »
    As per above picture at nearby hotel. 2 chargers marked Tesla only, one marked Tesla but should charge any type 2 car, and there looks to be very old esb unit possibly only 4.7kW. This picture was taken in 2018. Last check in on plugshare was April 2019 over a year ago

    That has to be the messiest public access charge points I've ever seen.


  • Moderators Posts: 11,928 ✭✭✭✭ Black_Knight


    Only the hotel is 5 star


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  • Registered Users Posts: 732 ✭✭✭ Zenith74


    I’ve used the non-Tesla charger while staying at the hotel, worked perfectly and the staff were helpful enough telling me about it in advance, where to find it etc.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,785 ✭✭✭ markpb


    Thanks for the help all. A little disappointing but not the end of the world. We're doing a family trip in August and managed to book three hotels without on-site charging. It would have been nice to top-up on our day at Fota to avoid an en-route stop the next day.

    Google says its a 50 minute walk from the hotel to the wildlife park, is there a shuttle bus for residents or something?


  • Registered Users Posts: 732 ✭✭✭ Zenith74


    markpb wrote: »
    Google says its a 50 minute walk from the hotel to the wildlife park, is there a shuttle bus for residents or something?

    Looks like there used to be anyway. Whether it is still running and how you would pay for it if not staying at the resort I'm not sure. http://blog.fotaisland.ie/2012/11/big-congratulations-to-fota-wildlife-park/


  • Moderators Posts: 11,928 ✭✭✭✭ Black_Knight


    Doubtful it's open these days.

    That's the line I basically told fota. Having a charger opens up fota to more people. Could email them again I guess, but I doubt they're in any rush. Staying longer in fota (charging up) doesn't benefit them much.


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