Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (876)

Robert Troy

Question:

876. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment his plans to consider the inclusion of imported hybrid vehicles in the outdoor charge point grant scheme. [44978/19]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

The Electric Vehicle Home Charger Grant scheme provides grants of up to €600 towards the cost of installing a home charger. These grants are available for buyers of both new and second-hand electric vehicles whether purchased in Ireland or imported. Purchasers of all types of electric vehicles (including battery electric vehicles and plug in hybrid electric vehicles) which currently qualify or have previously qualified for support under the Electric Vehicle Purchase Grant scheme are eligible for the grant.

Currently, the Electric Vehicle Home Charger Grant is only available for homes with off-street parking locations where the charger is connected to the domestic electricity supply of the home. Early next year, as set out in the Climate Action Plan, I intend to expand the Electric Vehicle Home Charger Grant to include locations with shared parking such as apartments.