The FASTER Project
The FASTER Project is improving public electric vehicle infrastructure in three regions across the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and Western Scotland

A new website has been launched by the FASTER Project partnership to support motorists and transport users by offering strategic advice and information to facilitate a transition to electric vehicles and sustainable transport systems across Western Scotland, Northern Ireland and the border counties of the Republic of Ireland.

The website offers impartial advice to motorists, answers a serious of frequently asked questions about electric vehicle use, allows car users to determine the cost savings they may be able to make by switching to an Electric Vehicle, and presents testimonials and reviews from existing EV owners based on their personal experiences.

Commissioned by East Border Region Ltd, the lead partner on the FASTER Project in collaboration with South West College, the website will evolve over the lifetime of the project in response to user demand and marketplace changes.

Commenting on the launch of the website, Cllr Kyle Savage, Chairperson of East Border Region Ltd said:

“The FASTER Project will revolutionise the public charging infrastructure for Electric Vehicles in Northern Ireland and the Border Region. We hope to increase public confidence in electric vehicle and sustainable transport use through this initiative and we are delighted that the website is now in place to help those who are considering their carbon footprints and the impact of their vehicle use on the environment to make an informed choice.”

Donal Monaghan, Project Officer at South West College added:

“There is a lot of confusion around the various electric vehicle types available on the market and how these vehicles are charged. The FASTER Project website will help alleviate some of the concerns that exist around electric vehicle use and ensure that potential users are better informed when it comes to buying their next vehicle. The potential to make significant cost savings over the lifetime of the vehicle is a key benefit of EV ownership and one of the functions of this website will allow visitors to calculate those potential savings.”

The FASTER Project, which has received €6.47 million funding under the European Union’s INTERREG VA programme, will install 73 rapid charging stations (50KW +) across the programme regions. Match-funding for the project has also been provided by the Department for Infrastructure in Northern Ireland and the Department for Transport in Ireland, as well as Transport Scotland.

The website and further information about the FASTER Project can be accessed now at