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The Irish government will be investing €20 million in high-voltage electric vehicle (EV) charging points.

The country’s Environment minister, Richard Burton said more than 50 charging hubs will be located on freeways and major arterial roads to encourage Irish drivers to adopt EVs and help reduce range-anxiety.

The government is aiming to have half a million EVs on Irish roads by 2030.

Each charging hub will be able to charge between two and eight vehicles at a time, and provide up to 100 kilometers of range in just six minutes.

Mr Burton said: “We are stepping up our response to climate change across the board and this government is determined to take the lead and put in place the necessary infrastructure to make it easier for people to play their part.

“This investment gives people confidence that they can make the switch. Now is the time. As well as providing a network of chargers, the government also offer a number of financial supports to those thinking of changing their vehicle.”

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