Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Thursday, 11 November 2021

Public Accounts Committee

2020 Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General and Appropriation Accounts
Vote 31 - Transport
Chapter 5 - Expenditure on Night Vision Imaging Technology and Training for Search and Rescue
Special Report 113 of the Comptroller and Auditor General - Procurement of Vehicles by the Irish Coast Guard

9:30 am

Mr. Ken Spratt:

I cannot give the Deputy a figure. I can do some follow-up to see if we can be precise about it. I can say this. There will be four parts to it. There will be the EVs; there will be bio-blend in diesel and petrol; there will be a reduction in the kilometres of petrol and diesel internal combustion engine, ICE, cars; and there will be modal shift. We are trying to get an additional 500,000 daily trips into public transport. All of those combined will give us the 51% reduction. As regards the specific part of that 51% that is related to EVs, I will have to come back to the Deputy on that.