ESB customers facing hike in bills over electric car project costs

Public charging points rollout went over budget

23rd October, 2016
ESB customers facing hike in bills over electric car project costs
An electric car in charging on the street

Electricity customers are facing a €6 million hike in their bills due to a cost overrun on the state’s electric car project.

The ESB was given a budget of €26 million to roll out a network of over 1,000 public charging points for electric cars as well as fast chargers. The cost was passed onto customers through their electricity bills.

But the ESB actually spent over €33 million because it had to replace public...

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