Charge points used 24 times in six month period

Charge points like this one in Eden Street, Enniskillen have been rarely used

THE EIGHT public electric car (ecar) charge points, which cost close to £80, 000 to install at various sites in Fermanagh, were used 24 times between July and December, it was revealed this week.

The figures, which were released in the Assembly on Monday, revealed that, out of the eight charging points in the county, the Irvinestown charge point hasn’t been used at all, while three were used just once.


The most popular charge point proved to be at Eden Street, which was used nine times, while Wellington Street point had eight ‘hits’.

The data compiled shows figures from the period of July 2012 – December 31, 2012.

However, a Department for Regional Development spokesperson said the current level of use was  in line with their projections.

The spokesperson said: “Electric vehicle uptake is increasing, and with more electric vehicles coming on the market at different price points, we expect usage to increase as more people choose an ecar as a viable option over a petrol or diesel fuel vehicle.

“Around 80-90% of electric vehicle charging is carried out at home overnight. The public charge points are available for drivers of electric vehicles as, ‘opportunity charge’ as and when required.”

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