Electric Vehicle Charging
Lightning charger is a term for an electric charging stand, which has an effect of min. 100 kW. Our lightning chargers are 300 kW, which means that there is room for two cars to charge at the same time - each with an output of up to 150 kW. This ensures that refueling goes much faster than most electric car owners are otherwise used to, and that the waiting time is as short as the car's battery allows. However there is still time to order a freshly brewed coffee in store!
Circle K High-Speed Charger Pricing
|Charging price per kWh||0.69c|
Price last updated: 02/05/2023
How to use a Circle K EV Charger
Questions and answers
How do I use a fast charger?
Charging an EV car is as straightforward as charging a petrol car.
- Remember to switch off the car before plugging in
- Insert the charging cable into the car
- Choose payment method
- Start charging (press start button)
When you want to end charging, do as follows:
- Stop charging (press stop button)
- Replace the charging plug
How do I pay for fast charging?
Fast charging must be paid for with a credit/debit card using the payment terminal at the charger.
Can my car charge on Circle K's fast charging network?
Most electric cars use either the CCS plug type or the CHAdeMO plug type for rapid charging. All Circle K stations with fast chargers can offer charging for both CCS (50-300kW) and CHAdeMO (50-60 kW).
Circle K stations with IONITY's chargers can only charge cars with CCS.
Tesla Model S and Model X have a separate type of connector but can be charged with CHAdeMO or CCS using the included adapter. The Tesla Model 3 is charged as normal with CCS.
Do I have to bring my own charging cable to fast charge?
No, all of Circle K's fast chargers have a hanging charging cable and the customer therefore does not need to bring their own. Customers with Tesla Model S and Model X can use their own supplied adapter to charge with CCS or CHAdeMO.
How fast is fast charging compared to regular charging?
50kW fast charging can be up to 20 times faster than charging at home. A Volkswagen e-Golf, for example, uses approx. 45 minutes to charge from 0-80% with such a fast charger.
Some cars (e.g. Audi e-tron and Jaguar I-Pace) can be charged at 150 kW or more, and thus even three times faster by using our fastest fast chargers.
However, the actual charging speed will depend, among other things, on the car's own maximum charging speed (contact your dealer or check the instruction book), the battery's temperature and how fully charged the battery is. The charging speed is usually highest when it is plus degrees (25-35 degrees C) and the battery level is between 20 and 80%. A car with a maximum charging power of 50kW, for example, will not be charged faster by connecting a 150kW fast charger.
How do I report errors or problems at a charging station?
If you discover an error, you can report this to the station.
Does my car charge with renewable energy at Circle K's fast chargers?
Yes, you are guaranteed 100% renewable energy on all electric car chargers at Circle K's energy stations in Ireland. This applies to both Circle K's own chargers and our partner chargers.