Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Tuesday, 30 March 2021

Select Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport

Estimates for Public Services 2021
Vote 29 - Environment, Climate and Communications (Revised)
Vote 31 - Transport (Revised)

Photo of Hildegarde NaughtonHildegarde Naughton (Galway West, Fine Gael) | Oireachtas source

I thank the Deputy. I will refer that matter to the Minister.

On the Deputy's points on the uptake of electric vehicles, I agree that we need to make it more attractive for taxi drivers who are providing public transport services across the country and private car users. If we want to reduce emissions, electric vehicles will be a significant contributor to reaching our targets out to 2030. It is critical that we invest in them and encourage and put in place policies to support private car users and taxi drivers to be able to use electric vehicles, and put in place the supports around that.

I will pass on the Deputy's concerns about taxi drivers to the Minister. I will revert to him with a more detailed response.


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