Minister O’Brien signs new regulations for the installation of Electric Vehicle recharging Infrastructure
- New Regulations require appropriate infrastructure to enable the installation of recharging points for Electric Vehicles for new buildings and existing buildings undergoing major renovation and with more than ten car parking spaces.
- Regulations also require the installation of a minimum number of recharging points for all existing buildings other than dwellings with more than twenty car parking spaces by 1 January 2025.
- The installation of EV recharging infrastructure will support the Climate Action Plan target of nearly one million electric vehicles to be on the road in Ireland by 2030.
Lack of recharging infrastructure is a barrier to the take-up of electric vehicles in the EU and the revised EPBD has new provisions which aim to accelerate infrastructure deployment. Electric vehicles offer great potential to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas and local air pollution emissions, and resulting climate change impact. These regulations require the implementation of appropriate infrastructure, to enable the installation at a later stage of recharging points for Electric Vehicles, for new buildings and existing buildings undergoing major renovation, with more than ten car parking spaces. They also require the installation of a minimum number of recharging points for all non-residential buildings with more than twenty car parking spaces by 1st January 2025.