Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Ceisteanna (286, 287)

Robert Troy

Ceist:

286. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the number of standard EV charging points by county. [12469/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Robert Troy

Ceist:

287. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the number of fast-charge EV charging points by county. [12470/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Communications)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 286 and 287 together.

Home charging is the primary method of charging for the majority of electric vehicles both internationally and in Ireland. Charging at home at night is the most cost-effective and eco-friendly way to charge an electric vehicle. Given the high proportion of homes with driveways and dedicated parking spaces, Ireland has greater capacity for home charging than many other countries. A Government grant of up to €600 is available, via the SEAI, to the purchasers of new and second-hand electric vehicles to support the installation of home chargers.

The majority of the existing network of publicly accessible charge points was rolled out by the ESB through its eCars programme. A real-time 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. The management of these charge points is an operational matter for the ESB.

The table, provided to my Department by ESB eCars, sets out the number of publicly available standard charge points and fast chargers on the eCars network in each county.

County

Standard Charge Points

Fast Chargers

Donegal

26

3

Sligo

10

1

Leitrim

6

1

Mayo

20

2

Westmeath

20

3

Roscommon

16

1

Galway

28

4

Monaghan

10

1

Cavan

10

0

Longford

10

1

Meath

22

2

Louth

24

3

Dublin

160

18

Kildare

28

4

Offaly

14

0

Laois

16

2

Wicklow

26

3

Carlow

12

1

Wexford

26

4

Kilkenny

14

3

Tipperary

16

5

Waterford

24

2

Clare

16

2

Limerick

26

4

Cork

58

7

Kerry

28

1

Total

666

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