Municipal District:  22 January 2021 

Question: Can the council confirm what plans are in place for applying for funding and installing EV charging points in Celbridge and Leixlip in 2021? 

Report: As part of SEAI funding application councils are expected to identify the areas of highest demand where chargers will receive highest usage however, a method of achieving this and confirming demand and local acceptance for the proposed charger has not evolved yet. However, it is expected that a more formal process will merge once the scheme becomes established. Locations are to be based in residential areas and based on demand in order to facilitate residents without access to off street parking. A dedicated clearly marked parking space must be provided per charge point with adequate enforcement measures in place to ensure access to EV which require charge. A funding application would be premature at this stage pending revision of the relevant Pay Parking Bye Laws to ensure that the dedicated EV charging locations can be enforced. 

Discussion and outcome: The report was noted.