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Electric Vehicles

Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 4 May 2022

Wednesday, 4 May 2022

Questions (113)

Neale Richmond


113. Deputy Neale Richmond asked the Minister for Transport when the scheme will be launched for electric vehicle chargers for those who live in apartment blocks; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21760/22]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

The Climate Action Plan 2021 set a target of 945,000 EVs by 2030. The Deputy will be aware that the Government is fully committed to supporting a significant expansion and modernisation of the electric vehicle charging network over the coming years, to facilitate the expansion of EVs in the Irish car fleet. A draft National Charging Infrastructure Strategy has been published for public consultation which sets out a pathway for the provision of charging infrastructure to stay ahead of demand.

The EV Home Charger Grant Scheme has been in operation since January 2018 to support the installation of home chargers for purchasers of new and second-hand BEVs and PHEVs. The grant provides generous support towards the full cost of installation of a home charger up to a maximum of €600.

Work is currently being progressed to expand the EV home charger grant to include multi-unit developments. The final legal checks are being completed and this scheme will be launched shortly.