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Written Answers - Electric Vehicles

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 752 No. 2

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 158. Deputy Jerry Buttimer Information on Jerry Buttimer Zoom on Jerry Buttimer  asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Information on Pat Rabbitte Zoom on Pat Rabbitte  if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the electric charging points being [356]installed across the country are not compatible with all electric vehicles available to consumers; his plans to legislate for a uniform charging socket on all electric vehicles; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3098/12]

Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources (Deputy Pat Rabbitte): Information on Pat Rabbitte Zoom on Pat Rabbitte I am advised by ESB that the charge points being installed by the company are compatible with the latest standards for electric vehicles which are being supported by the major motor manufacturers. ESB also advises that some earlier models of electric vehicles, such as legacy quadricylces, may not be able to use the charge points.

I have no plans at present to introduce legislation in relation to electric vehicle charging infrastructure.


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