The ESB will announce pricing for its electric vehicle charging points next month but has already said the cost will be less than petrol or diesel. The semi-state organisation manages the largest electric vehicle charging network in Ireland, with 650 standard and 78 fast-charging stations. It will introduce fees for the fast-charge stations this year before rolling them out for the standard units next year. It is expected that charges for the fast-charge stations, which account for the vast majority of chargers on motorways, will come into effect several weeks after the ESB’s announces them in September. A spokesman said that although details of the pricing will be announced next month, they will make running an electric vehicle (EV) cheaper than running a fossil-fuel one. “Pricing will come in lower per kilometre than the petrol or diesel equivalent,” he said.
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