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Ireland to build 1,000 on-street electric vehicles charge points in five years

Christian Fernsby |
Ireland will build 1,000 on-street charge points for electric vehicles (EV) over the next five years.

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Richard Bruton, the Irish Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, said the plan is part of the government's efforts in achieving its commitment to a target of 936,000 electric vehicles on Irish roads by 2030.

Upon the completion of the construction of these new charge points, there will be a total of 2,000 on-street charge points across the country, said the minister in a statement posted on the ministry's website.

Currently there are 2.1 million passenger vehicles in Ireland, said the statement, adding that the number is expected to grow to 2.3 million and 2.6 million by 2030.

If the Irish government's 2030 target for 936,000 electric vehicles can be achieved, it means an estimated 35 percent to 40 percent of the country's total passenger vehicle population will be electric.

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