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As part on our ongoing commitment to the environment, guests who have an electric car can charge their vehicle here at the Connacht Hotel.

  

 

We have two Electric Vehicle Chargers located in our carpark. Guest wishing to avail can download the app ‘Easygo’ to use & pay for the charger. 

Charged at 24c per Kilo Watt Hour.

Estimate of cost: 4 hours to charge a Nissan Leaf to 80% would cost approx. €10

Download the app here

 

 

 


 

EV FAQ's

Electric Vehicles (EVs) are becoming more popular in recent years, with manufacturers now offering a variety of models and charging options. As part on our ongoing commitment to the environment, guests who have an electric car can charge their vehicle here at the Connacht Hotel.

Here are some of the common questions we've found around EVs.

 

1. What does EV stand far?

EV stands for Electric Vehicle. An Electric Vehicle is a vehicle powered by electricity and not a standard motor. A fully electric car, for example, does not run on petrol or diesel, but on electricity.

 

2. Do EVs have engines?

No, instead of a fuel tank and combustion engine, EVs have a rechargeable battery and electric motor.

 

3. Why should I buy an Electric Vehicle?

EVs offer lower fuel costs compared with traditional petrol or diesel powered vehicles. EVs also produce less carbon emissions and contibute less to pollution in the environment compared to their petrol/diesel powered counterparts.

 

4. How long does it take to charge an EV?

Charge times vary depending on the model and manufacturer of EV you use. On average it takes between 9 and 13 hours to fully charge an EV that will travel for more than 200 miles. Hybrids, with smaller batteries take less time to recharge and can be charged in as little as 2 hours. This is also dependent on the voltage of the chargers being used to power the vehicle.

 

5. Where can I charge my EV?

Guests of The Connacht Hotel can charge their electric vehicles at any of our recharging stations outside the hotel for the price of 24c per Kilo Watt Hour.

 

6. Do EVs break down more?

No, EVs are in fact less likely to break down compared to a petrol/diesel vehicle, as they have fewer moving parts. 

 

7. Can you drive an EV in the rain?

Yes, of course. EVs can be driven in the rain, through puddles and even through car washes.

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