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New plans to have EV chargers every 60km on motorways

The Government plans to have a pool of high-powered electric vehicle chargers every 60 km on the country’s motorway network.

The first EV charging infrastructure strategy is being launched today, which will see €100 million spent on public charging infrastructure over the next three years.

The four main categories of charging infrastructure to be developed are home/apartment charging; residential neighbourhood charging; destination charging; and motorway/en-route charging

Also included in the strategy is a new grant scheme for EV chargers at sports clubs around the country.

Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan today announced the new Shared Island Sports Club Scheme, which will open on 30th January, as the “first practical roll-out” of the strategy.

This €15m scheme from the Shared Island Fund will help sports clubs install electric vehicle charge points in local communities across the island of Ireland.

Other chargers will be installed in locations like retail centres or tourism spots.

Minister Ryan said: “The EV Strategy sets out a roadmap for creating an entirely new infrastructure across the country – one that people can have confidence in and one that will encourage more and more people to choose EVs.”