Funding boost for EV charge points in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Infrastructure Minister John O’Dowd and a local council consortium, led by Derry City and Strabane District Council, have welcomed a £1.3 million funding boost for electric vehicle charge-points in residential areas across the north. reports funding opportunities for the installation of charge point infrastructure in GB-NI are provided by the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV).

The funding award of £1,348,370 and match-funding from the Department for Infrastructure of £500,000 will be used to assist local councils across the north with the installation of on-street electric vehicle charge points for local residents in a number of residential areas wishing to charge their plug-in electric vehicles that lack access to private off-street charging.

Welcoming the funding offer Infrastructure Minister John O’Dowd said: “In order to tackle the decarbonisation of transport and address climate change we must seriously prioritise sustainable modes of transport.  This offer of funding from OZEV and the match funding of £500,000 that I am making available to a local council consortium led by Derry City and Strabane District Council for 2021-22 applications, subject to public expenditure processes, is a further welcome boost to help accelerate the transition to zero emission cars and vans.”

Read the full story here.

(Picture, John O’Dowd and Mayor of Derry and Strabane District Council Sandra Duffy – courtesy Department for Infrastructure NI)


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