Cathaoirleach of Greystones Municipal District Councillor Nicola Lawless has welcomed the announcement by the Government that the ESB’s proposal for a national high-power electric vehicle charging network in Ireland has passed the initial qualification stage for Climate Action Funding.
Cllr Lawless said “I have been pushing the Government and the ESB to install more charging points for electric cars. In a response I have received from the ESB saying that they are now looking forward to working with the Department on the next phase of the funding assessment, and they will continue to invest and upgrading of the existing fast and standard (AC) charging infrastructure in 2019.”
“Greystones Municipal District has no charging points; our nearest points are Bray or the Apple Green in Coyne’s Cross. We must be doing everything possible to help encourage people to switch to electric cars.”
Cllr Lawless went on to say “I have been consistently requesting more charging points, but we have been told that ESB where no longer installing them. This news I have received is very promising and I will continue to push for the Greystones District to get a number of charging points to accommodate the every growing usage of eCars.”
“We all must do what we can to bring down our carbon footprint and every small change will make a difference.”