Irish Ferries and Irish-based ESB ecars have officially launched onboard charge points on the Holyhead-Dublin route, which means electric and hybrid car travel to Ireland is now possible.
A dedicated electric car charging area is now available on the line’s Ulysses flagship, to ensure motorists can access this free service during the crossing so that their cars are charged by the time they reach their destination.
Citing the move as a further indication of Irish Ferries’ desire to be at the forefront in embracing new technology and facilities, Daragh O’Reilly, Marketing Manager said “the development extends the horizon for electric car and hybrid motorists who can now recharge not only their own batteries on our comfortable ferries, but also their car batteries!”
Speaking at the launch, Paul Mulvaney, Managing Director ESB ecars said, “As part of the rollout of electric car charge points, this new development of onboard charging extends the infrastructure to enable electric car drivers to travel more widely. The availabilty of charge points in a wide variety of convenient locations will help to further promote the adoption of electric cars in the UK and in Ireland.”
On-board charging points are also offered on Irish Ferries’ routes between Ireland and France, and will be extended to the rest of the fleet in due course.