The Department for Infrastructure has published an Action Plan for Electric Vehicle (EV) Infrastructure.
The Action Plan was developed by the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Task-Force which was set up in December 2021 to bring together representatives from government, consumers, energy providers, industry and EV drivers to consider our EV Infrastructure requirements to deliver a fit for purpose, modern EV charging network.
Increased provision of charging infrastructure and operators, the cost of charging and how to pay for charging have been highlighted as fundamental issues which need to be addressed now for people wanting to make the transition from petrol and diesel to electric vehicles.
The Electric Vehicle Action Plan for NI is available at: https://www.infrastructure-ni.gov.uk/publications/electric-vehicle-ev-infrastructure-action-plan
Notes to editors:
- The EV Infrastructure Task-Force comprises representatives from the Department for the Economy, the Utility Regulator, NIE Networks, Confederation of British Industry (CBI), ESB, Derry City and Strabane District Council on behalf of Local Councils as the lead of the ORCS Consortium, the Consumer Council and the Electric Vehicle Association NI (EVANI).
- The Task-Force was established in the context of a sub-group of a Transport Working Group which would take forward the wider transport related elements of the Energy Strategy.
- The current public charging network in NI has multiple operators with Electricity Supply Board the largest currently.
- At the end of June 2022, there were 11,476 fully electric vehicles registered in NI.
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