Electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure company and charge point operator Weev has launched a new charging hub at Patrick Sarsfield GAA club, marking its first installation at a sports club.
A rapid 60kW charger has been installed at the West Belfast Gaelic sports ground enabling EV drivers to charge their vehicles in under an hour.
Located in the heart of the community, the charger will be a great benefit to residents who don’t have home charging facilities.
Philip Rainey, CEO of Weev, said:
“When we launched Weev, our mission was to bring charging hubs to a wide variety of sites, meeting the needs of EV drivers where it is most convenient to them.
“That means establishing partnerships in as many different places as possible, especially those areas previously lacking in EV infrastructure.
“Sports clubs play a pivotal role at the heart of their local communities, a place where people meet and spend time together – making them the perfect location for a charging hub.
“We’re pleased to partner with Patrick Sarsfield as we continue the rapid expansion of our network across Ireland.”
Based on the Stewartstown Road, Patrick Sarsfield fields multiple men’s and ladies’ football, hurling and camogie teams, serving hundreds of members in the surrounding area.
Patrick Sarsfield Chairperson Eamon McGarrigle added:
“We are delighted to partner with Weev as we continue to make Patrick Sarsfield a more sustainable club.
“As a sports club, we are proud to be part of our community and that’s really what installing the new chargers is all about.
“This is a service that can be enjoyed not just by members or people visiting from other teams, but all in our community and beyond with the hub totally open to the public.”
“Conveniently located, Patrick Sarsfield’s charger can be utilised by visitors on matchdays but more importantly from local residents who are great supporters of our club.”
The installation is the latest stage in Weev’s multi-million-pound investment programme that will see thousands of charging points installed over the coming years.
For more information about domestic, public, and fleet charging options from Weev, which is a member of Antrim GAA’s Saffron Business Forum, please visit: www.weev.ie.