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Everun charge network

  • 21-02-2023 1:13pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 85 ✭✭


    Thought I'd add this as reported in Northern Ireland that another local company, specialising in renewables and private EV charging is starting their own public network. No information yet that I can see on whether they have their own app, although might be through Plugsurfing app.

    They have teamed up with NI forecourt operator Nichol Fuels, with the initial rollout locations in alphabetical order shown below.

    Also noted on facebook is a DC & AC location in Newry at Halfords, near the Fiveways roundabout with a 60kW DC and what looks like 2 AC.




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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,376 ✭✭✭✭the_amazing_raisin


    Great to see another operator, although I'm hoping they accept card payment and not force everyone to get an app


    I'm wondering what classifies a charging space, is it a triple head with 2 spaces like the typical Ecars setup?

    While it doesn't look like a great number of chargers per site, the number of sites is very encouraging. If they could have at least 2 chargers per site then that would be a decent network straight away.

    Add to this the fact they're aiming to put chargers at every service station means you wouldn't need to plan particularly, every time you saw a Nicholl Oils station you'd know there's a charger there

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



  • Registered Users Posts: 607 ✭✭✭mr chips


    Article is paywalled for me, so I can only see the first sentence - is there any detail as to the charging speeds available? Be great if they could all supply 80-100kW or higher, just for reducing charge time in cars that can accept that. I'll be pleasantly surprised if any are above 50kW though. The company's own website just says "Nicholl Oils will celebrate their 60 year anniversary by installing at least one rapid charger and one AC fast charging point throughout the Nicholl network of branded forecourts."

    Apart from the ones in Coleraine and Limavady, most of those locations are either just off a trunk road or close to the edge of a town, generally in retail/business parks. Pity they don't have one close to Newry or Cookstown/Dungannon, but other than that minor gripe there are several there that would be quite useful for me. Means that a shorter range EV like a Zoe 40, Mk1 Ioniq or similar could be viable for more of our routine trips, which is good to know for future reference.

    In other news, I see from the end of an article about this which I found in the Irish News that "It comes as EV infrastructure company Weev says it is investing £20 million in a new public charging network which will see 1,500 new charging points installed at 350 locations in Northern Ireland by the end of 2024."

    https://www.irishnews.com/business/2023/02/21/news/nicholl_oils_teams_up_with_everun_to_create_new_ev_charging_network-3075559/



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,426 ✭✭✭zg3409


    Weev have been installing a good few chargers in NI, some AC, some AC at hotels, some 50kW+ etc. Any ones like are listed on plugshare app. I have been updating app as they go live. Someone else has been putting up everun sites as "coming soon" planned on the app



  • Registered Users Posts: 85 ✭✭dsandson


    Mr chips good news, the 60kW DC charger at Newry Halfords, near Five Ways roundabout, is now active. Use the Monta app to activate.



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,780 ✭✭✭eddhorse


    It just says this on Belfast Telegraph if you are paywalled

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    Petrol station firm Nicholl Oils and renewables business Everun are investing £2.6m to open a network of nearly 50 electrical vehicle charging points around Northern Ireland.

    Nicholl Oils, which marks its 60th anniversary this year, said it will install at least one rapid charger and one AC fast charging point throughout its network of branded forecourts. That will leave it with a network of 46.

    Director Hugh Nicholl said: “Nicholl Oils have always been at the forefront of changes within the industry with a blended approach of having traditional fuels, synthetic fuels and now electrification in our product mix.”

    He said that by partnering with Everun, the customer would benefit the most.

    Everun, which has been in operation since 2010, is one of Northern Ireland’s biggest installers of EV charging points.

    Eimear O’Reilly, head of projects and planning at Everun, said: “For Everun it was important to find a partner whose values align with our own.

    “We are proud to be innovators in renewable energy, we also value the traditions and relationships needed to build these innovations on solid foundations.

    The first 46 charging points will be installed between April and September this year beginning with forecourts in Co Antrim and Co Down. But there are plans to grow the network to over 100.

    Last year EV infrastructure company Weev announced a £20m investment in a project to install 1,500 new charging points in over 350 locations across Northern Ireland before the end of 2024. So far, 60 have been put in place.

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