EV Charging / 2019
Fingal County Council Offers Free Rolec EV Charging Via Public Street Lighting SystemJanuary 23rd 2019
Fingal County Council has announced it is the first Local Authority in Ireland to install integrated Electric Vehicle (EV) charging in its street light columns for members of the public to use, via Rolec’s EV StreetCharge.
The new charging facilities in Swords are being closely monitored, with a view to rolling out many more EV charging points across the entire County of Fingal.
In addition, as a result of its forward-thinking installation of Rolec EV StreetCharge, the council has reached the final of the All Ireland Community & Council Awards' "Best Energy Smart Initiative" category.
The Rolec EV StreetCharge’s distinctive green colour is eye-catching and enables passing motorists to easily identify the nearest EV charging column from a distance.
Fingal already has twelve dedicated fast charging points which were installed earlier this year across five Fingal offices and depots, for Fingal Electric Vehicle fleet, staff and contractors to use.
Earlier this year, five fully electric Citroen Berlingo vans replaced diesel powered vans in its operational fleet. Each of the vehicles can cover 170 kilometres on a full charge, and take just 30 minutes to completely re-charge the batteries at the fast charging points. The vehicles are currently in use in the Operations Department in areas dealing with Roads, Street Cleaning and Parks.
David Storey, Director of Operations at Fingal County Council, said: “Electric vehicle use reduces the emissions that contribute to climate change and we as a progressive Local Authority are moving forward to sustainably meet the growing demand for electric vehicle charging infrastructure. We ensure that we build sustainable communities and provide the necessary infrastructure for those communities to grow and prosper. We already have an existing electricity supply infrastructure in the public street lighting system which can be adapted to meet the needs of the growing electric vehicle owning population and visitors across Fingal.”
- For further information about Rolec’s EV StreetCharge charging posts, or any of the company’s other EV charging points, call 01205 724754 or email email@example.com