Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Questions (208)

Fergus O'Dowd

Question:

208. Deputy Fergus O'Dowd asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment his views on concerns of a person (details supplied) about a possible safety issue in regard to the release of hydrofluoric acid from the batteries of electric vehicles; if these concerns have been raised previously in his Department; if so, his plans to mitigate the risk; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24507/19]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

Matters related to road safety, vehicle standards and vehicle testing come under the remit of the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport.

My Department works closely with the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport as part of the Low Emission Vehicle Taskforce. Where issues such as those highlighted are raised, my Department communicates these to the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport which I can confirm has been done in this case.