Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Questions (457)

Seán Sherlock


457. Deputy Sean Sherlock asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if the SEAI will provide grants to apartment owners and of management companies of apartment complexes to apply for electronic vehicle charging points for the complexes. [46510/19]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

The Climate Action Plan, which was published in June, sets out a range of actions to support the delivery of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles. These actions include expanding the Electric Vehicle Home Charger Grant, provided by the SEAI, to include locations with shared parking such as apartments.

Budget 2020 provided €36 million in funding to my Department to support the uptake of electric vehicles including €6 million specifically for charging infrastructure. Of this, €0.5 million was allocated to support the expansion of the Electric Vehicle Home Charger Grant to include apartments. As set out in the Climate Action Plan, this is expected to be in place in the first quarter of 2020 at which point further details - including how to apply - will be available.