Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

Fast charging stations for electric vehicles in Ireland and Northern Ireland

Creation date: December 12, 2012

The European Union will support with over €2 million from the TEN-T Programme a study to investigate the practical aspects of creating a comprehensive network of fast charging infrastructure for electric vehicles (EVs) in Ireland and Northern Ireland. The final result will be a roadmap policymakers can use when making decisions on the nationwide roll outs of EV infrastructure in EU Member States.

 

The project, which was selected for funding under the 2011 TEN-T Annual Call, involves demonstrating, through studies and pilots, that the electrification of road transport is a viable possibility for the near future. It will also develop an understanding of charging infrastructure and technology requirements.

 

Various aspects related to EV fast charging infrastructure will be analysed, specifically:

  • customer attitudes to fast charging
  • the requirements for a national fast charging infrastructure and the validation of fast charging technology
  • IT requirements
  • trial cross-border roaming capability by deploying fast charge points on both side of the border in Ireland and Northern Ireland and by operating an IT system which facilitates cross-border payment and settlement.

These specific objectives will be met through the pilots by procuring fast chargers, deploying them along the key routes and monitoring and evaluating usage data.

The project will be managed by the Trans-European Transport Network Executive Agency and is set to be completed by September 2014.

 

For more information, please consult the project's page!