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Circle K and IONITY launch high speed EV chargers across Ireland

Circle K has launched its new high-powered electric vehicle charging network in association with IONITY, one of Europe’s leading high-power charging providers.

The EV charge station was unveiled at Circle K Gorey on the M11 and has also been installed in Circle K Cashel with four more IONITY high powered charging stations set to be introduced over the next few months at Athlone on the M6, Kill South on the M7, Kill North and City North on the M1.

All charge stations will feature up to six high speed EV charge points, each with 350kW of charging capacity.

Circle K Ireland Managing Director Gordon Lawlor commented: “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.”

IONITY media spokesperson Paul Entwistle believes stations like Circle K Gorey will “make a significant contribution to the take up of electrical vehicles across Europe”.