Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2270)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

2270. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment his targets for the adoption of a full electric vehicle fleet for Ministers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33382/19]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

The all-of-Government Climate Action Plan, which I launched on 17 June this year, sets out a range of actions to support the uptake of electric vehicles. These actions include the development of a clear roadmap to increase the penetration of low emission vehicles in public fleets. The development of this roadmap will be led by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport and is targeted to be in place by the middle of next year.

As the Deputy will be aware, many of the ministerial cars are personally owned and therefore, in those cases, vehicle choice is a matter for the relevant Minister.

Question No. 2271 answered with Question No. 2157.