The local council in Letterkenny is set to request more hybrid and electric car charging points to address the rise in popularity of e-cars.
Recharging facilities are being sought for key areas of Letterkenny including the Hugh Duffy car park (formerly the Old Mart) and other council-owned locations.
The move follows a 542% surge in electric car sales in Ireland in the first two months of 2019.
With 1,129 new electric car registrations in January and February, Councillor Adrian Glackin has said the local authority should get ahead of the game and provide more charging points.
In raising the motion with the Letterkenny Municipal District yesterday, Cllr Glackin was told that the council will write to the ESB with the request.
Cllr Glackin also suggested that the council look beyond Letterkenny by exploring options to add charging points to car parks in areas such as Rathmullan and Downings to benefit tourism.Tags: