Tuesday, 20 September 2022
Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
363. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the steps that she is taking to increase the percentage of electric or hybrid vehicles owned by her Department and state agencies and bodies under the Department’s remit. [45587/22]
The Department of Social Protection and its agencies currently have three motor vehicles: two diesel engine vans and a petrol engine motorcycle.
As the energy usage on these vehicles is relatively low, my Department does not consider that there is an economic or major environmental benefit in changing these vehicles at this time. At the end of their life cycle, consideration will be given to the need to replace them and to the best environmental option at that stage.