Plans for 1,000 new electric vehicle charging points to be provided by local authorities over the next five years are not ambitious enough, the Green Party has said. Richard Bruton, the climate action minster, said yesterday that the move would help provide the infrastructure for the government’s target of almost one million electric vehicles on the road by 2030. The ESB currently manages the largest electric vehicle charging network in Ireland with 650 standard and 78 fast-charging stations. So far the charging points have been free but the energy company is to announce pricing next month, which it said would be lower per kilometre than the petrol or diesel equivalent. Mr Bruton said the 1,000 new charging points to be provided by the 31 local authorities showed that the government was investing in the network and would give people confidence to make the switch to electric vehicles.
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