Fuel and convenience retailer Circle K has officially launched its new high-powered electric vehicle charging network in association with IONITY, Europe’s leading high-power charging provider. The launch event was held yesterday at Circle K Gorey on the M11 where the IONITY high-powered EV charge station was unveiled.
The IONITY high-powered charger has also been installed in Circle K Cashel in County Tipperary with four more IONITY high powered charging stations set to be introduced over the next few months at key strategic motorway locations at Circle K Athlone on the M6, Circle K Kill South on the M7, Circle K Kill North on the N7, Circle K City North on the M1. All charge stations will feature up to six high speed EV charge points, each with an exceptional 350kW of charging capacity.
Incoming Circle K Ireland Managing Director, Gordon Lawlor commented on the development and investment: “We are delighted to introduce Ireland’s very first high-powered high-speed electric vehicle chargers through our exclusive partnership with IONITY, and we are very proud to be able to offer Irish motorists exceptionally fast EV charging facilities at these stations. As we all come together in a concerted effort to tackle climate change and reduce our carbon emissions, there will be an increased demand for access to convenient fast charging points across the country. In line with our ambition to make our customers lives a little easier every day, Circle K has already started on its journey to meet this demand and we want to play our role in facilitating a smooth transition to electric vehicle usage. This has been a key area of focus for Circle K in recent years and will remain a key priority in the years ahead where we will continue to grow our EV charging network in line with our own expansion plans whilst also supporting the Government’s Climate Action Plan.”
Also speaking at the launch IONITY media spokesperson, Paul Entwistle said: “We are continuing to extend the IONITY High Power Charging network, with stations like Gorey which we believe will make a significant contribution to the take up of electrical vehicles across Europe. It is particularly refreshing working with Circle K who has clearly understood what EV drivers want.”