Make it possible to buy electric
Instead of Ireland’s transport emissions being drastically reduced, they are instead soaring. This is unacceptable given that the technology needed to cut Ireland’s transport emissions is already in existence and in use in nations around the world.
Currently, buying an electric vehicle is not a viable option for too many Irish people. If Ireland is to meet our climate change targets, this must change.
Fianna Fáil’s plan to facilitate electric vehicles
A national charging network
Invest in Ireland’s electric vehicle charging network to ensure that fast charge points are available in every corner of the country.
Update planning regulations
Reform planning regulations for apartment buildings and commercial spaces to make it easier for EV owners to access charge points.
Make it affordable
Make it more affordable to purchase an electric vehicle, we will continue to offer the EV purchase grant and offer a 0% Benefit-in-Kind rate for companies providing EVs to employees.
All Issues in Transport
Better Regional & Local Road Network
A good road network, reliable public transport and modern ports and airports, are key to balanced regional growth and Ireland’s transition to a green economy.
Establish A National Infrastructure Commission
Fianna Fáil has proposed that a new National Infrastructure Commission tasked with planning ahead over a 25 year period beyond the limited 5 year cycle of current capital plans should be established.
To tackle congestion, there has to be viable and dependable alternatives to private car transport. This means investing in Ireland’s public transport network to ensure that all commuters have an easy way to get to work, whether by cycling, hopping on a bus or train, or by walking.