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Holyhead to Manchester charging stations

  • 03-11-2022 7:46am
    Registered Users Posts: 305 ✭✭

    Hi - planning trip from Cashel to Manchester via ferry and Holyhead in my ID4 77kwh. I know I can charge my car on the ferry. not sure if this will give me enough juice to get to Manchester. Have anyone did similar trip? where to charge on the way to Manchester? what app(s) I will need? can u start charging through apps over there or do I need to order cards for scanning?


  • Registered Users Posts: 123 ✭✭Bovakinn

    I think is your best bet for something like this.

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,230 ✭✭✭✭the_amazing_raisin

    I've done Dublin to Cornwall in my ID.4, no issues with chargers

    Use to plan your charging stops. It'll tell you when and where to charge based on the car you select

    According to it you can do it with a single charge at Tesla SuC at Flint Mountain

    Charge to 100% before you leave and preheat the car while it's plugged in so you leave with maximum charge

    There's 2 50kW units in Dublin Port at the Circle K, and another 2 50kW chargers at Holyhead ferry terminal (when you're exiting the port, do a U turn at the roundabout and go back towards the passenger terminal, they're at the back of the car park)

    If possible I'd recommend arriving early and grabbing a 45 mins charge, or failing that you've the option of charging at Holyhead

    The charger on the ferry only supply's 3kW, so not much use on a 2-3 hour crossing

    Look for a destination charger near where you're staying, the way home will basically be a copy and paste

    In terms of apps, you'll want your We Connect app setup with your charging card. You'll also need the Tesla app and an account to use the SuC

    Plug share and Zap Map are also good apps to have for finding chargers

    Most DC chargers in the UK take credit cards now, or you can use your We Charge card on a lot of them

    Best of luck, and enjoy your trip 😁

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,361 ✭✭✭Fingleberries

    Recently Dublin->Blackburn (just north of Manchester) - We travelled on the Irish Ferries ulysses (slow) ferry. The crossing took about 3.5 hours at between 3-7 kW charging - depending on how many other EVs are plugged in. We arrived in Holyhead at 100%

    I was in a Tesla Model 3 Sr+ (approx 60kWh) and leaving the ferry with a full charge got me all the way there with 35% remaining. The weather was shocking - torrential rain and cold, so the heating was on. Our average driving speed was about 100-110km/h

    A friend did the same route in a 58kWh id3 and had about 23% remaining. is definitely your friend here. There are many good chargers along the route and most take tap and pay.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,207 ✭✭✭zg3409

    Arrive early for the Dublin ferry and charge to 80+% at Dublin port. The ferry chargers are not that fast and the crossing is quick. Then plan to charge often and early. Try to stay overnight somewhere with a charger. There is a risk public chargers will be busy or broken so don't go below 20% charge to allow you enough range to make it to a different charger. Allow plenty of time and phone helplines if charger is not working. UK chargers are a mix of networks, apps etc.