Irish Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan TD, recently launched a public consultation on the National En-Route EV Charging Network Plan which will see chargers installed every 60km on major roads.
Developed by Zero Emission Vehicles Ireland (ZEVI), a dedicated office of the Department of Transport, the National En-Route EV Charging Network Plan identifies the level of charging infrastructure required for the national road network to keep ahead of the needs of the quickly growing EV driver population. This includes the steps for implementation and successful delivery, timelines and the potential funding supports to accelerate delivery.
Launching the public consultation, Minister Ryan said: “The National EV Charging Network Plan will drive the delivery of charging infrastructure on the National Road Network. The Plan sets out ambitious targets for the level and coverage needed for En-Route charging on our national roads network. We are already seeing significant increased capacity of EV charging on our national roads, and this plan provides additional reassurance and certainty for EV drivers and those thinking of making the switch to EVs that they will be able to find high powered, fast and convenient EV charge-points where and when they need them.