12.14 Electric Vehicles

opendate_range22 Dec, 2020, 9:00am - 12 Mar, 2021, 5:00pm

​​​​​​12.14 Electric vehicles

National policy identifies the need to move away from polluting and carbon intensive propulsion systems to new technologies such as electric vehicles and introduction of electric and hybrid traction systems for public transport fleets.  Nationally there is a target of 950,000 EVs[1] for 2040. There are currently 10 publicly available EV charging points in County Kilkenny, with seven of those located within the City. While most of these have more than one charging point, none are fast chargers. The Council will continue to support and facilitate the development of infrastructure to increase the usage of Electric Vehicles by the inclusion of dedicated fully functional Electrical Vehicle (EV) charging points through appropriate objectives.

Development Management Requirements:

  • All car parks shall include the provision of necessary wiring and ducting to be capable of accommodating future Electric Vehicle charging points.
  • To require new residential development to provide for EV Charging points for battery operated cars at a rate of up to 10% of the total car parking spaces.  The remainder of the parking spaces should be constructed so as to be capable of accommodating future charging points, as required.

 

 

 

 

[1] Electric Vehicles (EV) refer to both Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV).

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