Tuesday October 27, 2020

Ryan ‘shocked’ by poor take-up of EV charging points subsidy

County councils have been slow to avail of a subsidy scheme that covers 75% of the cost of installing public electric car chargers

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent

@aiden_corkery
18th October, 2020
Ryan said that local authorities hadn’t yet availed of an existing scheme to cover the cost of installing on-street chargers

Eamon Ryan, the Environment Minister and Green Party leader, has criticised county councils for failing to avail of a government scheme which subsidises the cost of rolling out charging points for electric vehicles.

There was surprise in some quarters that there was no announcement of extra funding for the rollout of additional EV charging stations in last week’s budget, despite the government’s target of having one million EVs on Irish roads by 2030....

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