DCC welcomes funding for off-street charging hub

by Gazette Reporter

Dublin City Council (DCC) welcomes the indication from Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan, TD last week of additional funding for the provision of charge points at its off-street charging hub in Finglas.

DCC is piloting this hub in its public car park at its area offices in Finglas. The hub will provide 5 charge points offering a range of charging speeds from 7kw to 50kw and will cater to local residents and citizens availing of the public services immediately adjacent to the car park (Garda station, community crèche, the leisure centre and gym, etc).

All electric car users will be able to charge at this off-street point (without necessarily having to join a scheme) which is located a few hundred meters off the busy N2 primary route.

A range of complementary mobility options for commuters is also being considered for co-location to create a ‘mobility hub’.

In line with its policy as set out in the Climate Action Plan, DCC is preparing a range of different solutions required to successfully address current and future electric mobility demand, not only within Dublin city, but also across the wider Dublin Metropolitan Area.

This requires careful consideration and planning to ensure that the council can play its part to facilitate the provision of a comprehensive, reliable and interoperable electric vehicle-charging infrastructure. Members of the public and business community can therefore feel confident in making decisions to purchase electric vehicles for personal, leisure and business use, for both short and long journeys.

In addition, variations to the City Development Plan 2016-2022 introduced new objectives such that all new parking for new (or extensions to) housing, apartments and places of employment that provide car parking shall be electric charge enabled. 

DCC shall work closely with ESB Networks and other stakeholders to increase the number of EV charge points across the city. 

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