New IONITY rapid charging station opens at Circle K Kill South on the N7
New IONITY rapid charging station opens at Circle K Kill South on the N7

Circle K has announced the opening of a new IONITY high power EV charging station at Circle K Kill South on the N7.

This brings the total number of IONITY stations in Ireland to six Circle K sites, with other sites positioned at Circle K Gorey on the M11, Circle K Athlone on the M6, Circle K Kill North on the N7, Circle K Cashel on the M8, and Circle K City North on the M1.

At each location, there is an average of four rapid EV chargers for electric vehicles that can charge at maximum 350 kW, where the car allows, using the leading European standard Combined Charging System (CCS).

The company also notes that IONITY chargers use 100% renewable electricity.

Jonathan Diver, Senior Director Fuels at Circle K Ireland, said:

“We are delighted to make this announcement today continuing our strategic partnership with IONITY. This further increases our EV capabilities across our network of service stations and more importantly delivers more high-power charging solutions for motorists across Ireland.

IONITY are renowned globally for being at the cutting edge of EV charging and our partnership with them is testament to the scale, quality and geographic spread of the Circle K network both here in Ireland and internationally. We look forward to working closely with IONITY in the years’ ahead to develop our EV capacity further.

At Circle K, we know that the forecourt of today is not the forecourt of tomorrow and people will look to us to show leadership on electrification. We are already leading the evolution in this regard in terms of our extensive EV and alternative fuel capabilities across our network and we have a pivotal role to play in ensuring a smooth transition to electric vehicle usage in this country.”

Pia Bretschneider, Country Manager, UK & Ireland at IONITY, said:

“IONITY’s continued partnership with Circle K demonstrates our commitment to helping drive forward electromobility across Ireland and the rest of Europe. The new charging stations will enable drivers to travel hassle-free across the country and charge their EV in the time it takes them to enjoy a cup of coffee at Circle K’s facilities. The ultra-fast chargers are absolutely critical for a successful transition to electric mobility and ensuring zero emissions at the tailpipe. Our commitment to green mobility is also reflected by the use of energy only from 100% renewable sources at all of our stations. It has been a pleasure to partner with Circle K who clearly understand their customers’ needs to ensure their journeys are as enjoyable as possible, whilst forwarding the e-mobility revolution.”

IONITY at Circle K Kill South on N7
Jonathan Diver, Senior Director of Fuels, Circle K Ireland, and Brian Connolly, Senior Fuels Pricing Director

Circle K is Ireland’s largest forecourt and convenience retailer. With 2,220 employees, its retail network is made up of 410 service stations across the island of Ireland. Of these stations, 160 are owned by Circle K and 250 are owned by independent retail partners.  The company also operates a large commercial fuels business, with over 20 depots and two owned terminals across the country.

IONITY was founded in 2017 and is a joint venture by BMW Group, Mercedes Benz AG, Ford Motor Company, Hyundai Motor Group and the Volkswagen Group with Audi and Porsche. The company is headquartered in Munich with an additional office in Oslo, Norway, an employs more than 75 people.

Read our guide to using IONITY in Ireland.