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Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 1 February 2022

Tuesday, 1 February 2022

Questions (427)

Éamon Ó Cuív

Question:

427. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage his plans to assist local authorities to make charging points for electric vehicles available in local authority owned apartments, duplex complexes and houses to encourage persons to change to clean energy away from fossil fuels; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5157/22]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

The Energy Performance of Buildings Directive requires the installation of appropriate infrastructure, to enable the installation at a later stage of recharging points for Electric Vehicles, for new residential buildings and non-residential buildings and those undergoing major renovation, with more than ten parking spaces. In addition, non-residential buildings with more than ten parking spaces must ensure the installation of at least 1 recharging point.

The Directive also requires that Member States shall lay down requirements for the installation of a minimum number of recharging points for existing non-residential buildings with more than twenty parking spaces, by 1 January 2025.

Regulations to introduce these requirements were introduced in July of 2021 and are available at the following link: www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2021/si/393/made/en/pdf.

Technical guidance to accompany these regulations is available on my Department's website at the following link: www.gov.ie/en/publication/83fdc-energy-performance-of-buildings-regulations-2021-technical-guidance/.

These regulations apply to both private and local authority owned dwellings.

In 2022 it is planned to introduce requirements for EV recharging infrastructure for all new dwellings with less than 10 parking spaces and for dwellings with their own car parking within the curtilage.

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