Irish Ferries has teamed up with ESB ecars to introduce onboard charge points for electric cars.
The initiative is being launched onboard the operator's Ulysses flagship, meaning it will be available to people taking ferries from Holyhead to Dublin
Owners of electric and hybrid cars can visit a dedicated charging area to make use of the free service, which ensures that the vehicles are fully charged by the time passengers reach their destination.
Daragh O'Reilly, Irish Ferries
' marketing manager, said the move is an indication of the company's ambition to pioneer new technology and facilities.
Paul Mulvaney, managing director of ESB ecars, which promotes the use of electric vehicles in Ireland, said: "As part of the rollout of electric car charge points, this new development of onboard charging extends the infrastructure to enable electric car drivers to travel more widely.
"The availability of charge points in a wide variety of convenient locations will help to further promote the adoption of electric cars in the UK and in Ireland."
Irish Ferries also offers onboard charge points on its ferries to France
and will extend the service to the rest of its fleet in future.
People planning a trip to Ireland by sea can also travel with operators such as Stena Line
and P&O Ferries
Posted by Andrew Smith