As part of our comprehensive response to the Dept. of Transport’s 2022-2025 EV strategy consultation phase, we ran a survey published to our members by email & social media to build some data behind the text. Our questions were as follows:

  • When intercity/intertown travelling in your EV in 2022, have you had to wait to access a charger point?
  • When intercity/intertown travelling in your EV in 2022, have you felt “charge anxiety”?
  • When intercity/intertown travelling in 2022, what is the longest wait time you have had for a charge point to become available?
  • When intercity/intertown travelling in 2022, where are the 3 top locations you have experienced queues at charge points?
  • Do you agree with draft National Charging Infrastructure by DoT statement: “publicly accessible charge points will likely be adequate for the period out to 2025”?

We garnered over 350 responses in a single day, and will continue to collect responses, though the corpus of data we have now tells a clear story so we felt it fit to publish.

On the first question, relating to wait times, the response was:

On the second, relating to charge anxiety:

 

On the third, which was a slider to select wait times in minutes, the mean of all responses was a staggering 38 minutes.

On the fourth, relating to locations, we asked for raw input. Taking that data and using sheet formulas to count when a location is mentioned, we get to this league table, where the top has more mentions:

Enfield
Cashel
Kilcullen
Cork
Ennis
Limerick city
Athlone
Blanchardstown
Portlaoise
Obama Plaza
Kill
Airport(s)
Tralee
Castlebellingham
M9
Ballina
Ballina
Lucan
Waterford city
J14
Letterkenny
Killarney
Shannon
Ballinalack
Carlow town
Monaghan
Ballindine
Naas
Birdhill
Newcastle
Gorey
Kells
Fermoy
Macroom
Kilbeggan
Mullingar
Castlebar
Castlebar
Dunmore East
Dublin Port
Clifden
Coynes
Stillorgan
Clonmel
Kenmare
Longford town
Bray
Swords
Skibbereen
Dingle
Killtullagh
Moneygall
Bandon
Enniskillen
Laghey
Roscommon town
Newlands cross
Dundalk
Kiltullagh
Nenagh
Greystones
Yaughal
Knocktoper
Westport
Rathcoole
Balbriggan
Portrush
Castleblaney
Bolton St
Cobh
Ratoath
Skerries
Caherciveen
Coleraine
Ballymena
Cartron
Kinegad
Kinsale

And finally, we asked if folks agree with the Department of Transport on their assessment that infrastructure is adequate through to 2025, and received this as a response:

We will submit this inline to our report to Department of Transport, with raw input included as well as a link to this page to digest. We strongly encourage our members to submit feedback before the deadline of May 31st.