Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1466)

Seán Sherlock

Question:

1466. Deputy Sean Sherlock asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment his plans to introduce a grant for the purchase of e-bikes similar to the e-car incentive. [35007/19]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

There is currently a generous range of supports available to incentivise the uptake of electric vehicles. A grant of up to €5,000 is provided to support the purchase of new electric vehicles. In order to qualify for the purchase grant, the electric vehicle must be classified as M1 (passenger vehicle) or N1 (light commercial vehicle) and meet certain requirements including criteria relating to range and tailpipe emissions.

The purchase grant does not currently support e-bikes. While there are no plans to introduce such a support, the terms and conditions of the purchase grant, including the types of vehicle supported, are kept under review to ensure they meet their policy objectives.