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Departmental Transport

Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 28 April 2021

Wednesday, 28 April 2021

Questions (189)

Darren O'Rourke


189. Deputy Darren O'Rourke asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the estimated cost of replacing the State vehicles that are owned by his Department or agencies under his remit with hybrid or electric models; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22564/21]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

As set out in the reply to Question No.15118/21 , the current policy of Geological Survey Ireland is to seek to replace vehicles with electric or hybrid alternatives when those vehicles are at end of use stage. As this varies according to, for example, vehicle age, type etc., the cost of replacing the entire vehicle fleet of 35 vehicles supporting fieldwork and operations is therefore not available.

  To support the supply of long and medium range battery electric passenger cars and vans to public sector bodies, the Office of Public Works has drawn up fixed-price procurement frameworks. Full details on how to use the framework as well as pricing and supplier contact details can be found on the Office of Government Procurement website (  

The information requested in relation to the bodies under the aegis of my Department is a matter for each body and should be sought directly from them.