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Major Developments in 2022

In 2022, 22% of all new vehicles registered were BEVs, representing an increase of 7% from 2021. Supply was still an issue in 2022, with some customers waiting 6 months or more for a new EV. The PHEV grant was fully removed from new passenger vehicles from the start of 2022. n July of 2022, the Minister for Transport launched a new office within the Department of Transport called Zero Emission Vehicles Ireland (ZEVI). This office is charged with supporting consumers, the public sector and businesses to continue to make the switch to zero emission vehicles. The funding for all EV and charging infrastructure programmes will come from this office.


The overall outlook on transport within Ireland is Avoid, Shift, Improve. This is to encourage people to examine how and why they travel. For example, does someone need to travel for the purpose of what they want to do? If they do, then decide how you get there—can you walk, cycle or use public transport? If someone does need to travel and they have to use a car, they should ensure it is an efficient car such as an EV. The following schemes are planned for the coming years to drive this change. The Electric Vehicles Charging Infrastructure Strategy 2022-2025 sets out the plans for the next 3 years. This includes a Shared Island Sports Club scheme to support the installation of chargers at local sports clubs, neighbourhood and community charging schemes, a co-charger trial, e-mobility hubs and destination charging support.