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EV Van

Case Study:

Local Authority EV Fleet

EV Van


Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council’s Climate Change Action Plan 2019-2024 sets targets for the of reduction of CO2 emissions. In addition, the Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Development Plan sets out measures to support the Government’s Electric Transport Programme. The Council has an older vehicle fleet – 40% of the fleet is over 10 years old. Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council has adopted the Energy Management System IS0 50001. The Council’s vehicle fleet was identified as a significant energy user, but staff need access to transport for work-related activities.


Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council undertook a complete review of its fleet, comprising 230 vehicles. Discussions took place with the fleet manager, inspectors, and fleet users about their needs and requirements. Examination of the yearly spend and maintenance costs was also undertaken. A 10-year plan with specific milestones was prepared. It was decided vans and cars would be a good starting point, with the provision of designated EV charging spaces in the Council’s buildings.As a result of the review, Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council has acquired a number of electric cars, vans, tipper buggies, tipper vans, and e-bikes. Each of these has both the local authority and EV branding to promote awareness among the public. Dún Laoghaire
Rathdown County Council is providing EV charging points at its various council-owned buildings and parks, as well as at public lighting poles.