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Electric Vehicles

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 22 January 2019

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Ceisteanna (506)

Catherine Martin


506. Deputy Catherine Martin asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment his plans to roll out fast-charging infrastructure for electric vehicles; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2575/19]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Communications)

The majority of the existing publicly accessible electric vehicle infrastructure was rolled out by the ESB through its eCars programme. This network includes 77 fast chargers, mainly on national routes. A map showing the charge points, including the status and availability of the charge points, is available on the ESB's website at www.esb.ie/ecars.

In addition, under the first call for applications from the Climate Action Fund, I approved funding of up to €10 million to a project from ESB eCars that will develop a nationwide, state-of-the-art electric vehicle fast charging network capable of facilitating large-scale electric vehicle uptake over the next decade. Further details on this project, and the other projects approved from the fund, are available on my Department's website at www.dccae.gov.ie.