Even though the majority of Electric Vehicle charging is done at home, public charging networks provide invaluable additional infrastructure for those without home chargers or for those seeking to extend their range while on a journey. Most public charging networks will provide a mix of slow, fast and rapid chargers.
In Scotland there are currently over 1,800 public charging points across a series of networks, 337 in Northern Ireland with the majority owned and operated by Electricity Supply Board and over 1,000 in the Republic of Ireland again with the majority operated by ESB ECars.
The FASTER Project will install 73 rapid charging points across the programme area. Public charging stations are often found in car parks, at on-street locations and at destinations including hotels, supermarkets, shopping centres and parks.