Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Ceisteanna (1020)

Jack Chambers

Ceist:

1020. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if the necessary repair work will be undertaken on the e-car charge stations at the Red Cow Luas stop which are out of service; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13824/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Communications)

The majority of the existing network of publicly accessible charge points were rolled out by the ESB through its eCars programme. This network includes over 650 standard public charge points and 78 fast chargers, mainly on national routes to facilitate longer journeys. A map showing the charge points, including their status and availability, is available on the ESB's website at www.esb.ie/ecars. The operation and maintenance of these charge points is a matter for ESB eCars and therefore not in my remit However, my Department has contacted ESB eCars regarding the chargers in question and was advised that there is a site specific electrical issue at Citywest LUAS stop, which has meant that the chargers are to be removed from the location. ESB eCars has also informed my Department that they have been removed from the customer charge point map, to ensure customers do not plan their journey with these chargers in mind, and that there is a fast charger located nearby at the Circle K garage at Newlands Cross.

Question No. 1021 answered with Question No. 1018.