Weev unveil Northern Ireland's ‘greenest ultra-rapid EV charging hub'

Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Cllr Ivor Wallace (centre) officially opens Weev’s EV charging hub in Cloughmills, with Barney McGuckian (left) , owner of McGuckian Milling Company and Philip Rainey, CEO of Weev.

ELECTRIC vehicle (EV) infrastructure company Weev has opened a new charging hub in Co Antrim powered by an on-site wind turbine.

Weev described the facility at the McGuckian Milling Company in Cloughmills as the north’s ‘greenest ultra-rapid EV charging hub’.

Located just off the A26 Frosses Road, the hub includes a 150kW charger and 60kW charger.

Weev burst onto the EV scene in April 2022 announcing plans to pump £20 million into creating 1,500 new EV charging points across 350 locations in Northern Ireland by the end of 2024.

Chief executive Philip Rainey said: “Our mission is all about providing best in class charging facilities for EV drivers while helping to combat climate change through the transition from traditional vehicles.

“This new ultra-rapid hub enables us to fully meet those goals. Not only is the speed of the charger among the fastest currently available, by using a renewable energy source we are ensuring sustainability is at the centre.”

Barney McGuckian, owner of McGuckian Milling Company said: “The wind turbine was originally installed to power the nearby mill and farm and now we are delighted to be able to utilise it further to bring this much needed charging facility to the growing EV community.

“Any excess power generated by the turbine will also feed back into the electricity grid ensuring that no energy goes to waste.

“The hub is already proving exceptionally popular and I look forward to welcoming many drivers as they pass through the area over the coming months and beyond.”