Thursday, 11 July 2019

Questions (746)

Jack Chambers

Question:

746. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment when the capital support to local authorities for the development of on-street public charges will be introduced; when it will commence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30834/19]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

The Climate Action Plan sets out a range of actions to support the delivery of charging infrastructure. This includes introducing a capital support that will be provided to local authorities for the development of up to 200 on-street chargers per annum. My Department is currently working with the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland to develop this scheme which is expected to be in place later this year. This scheme will also provide a route to charging for electric vehicle owners who rely on on-street parking as their primary means of parking near their homes.