Electric vehicle charging points are set to be installed in sportsgrounds and shopping centres across the country, as part of a new EV infrastructure plan.
Transport Minister Eamon Ryan says the strategy includes plans to install high-powered chargers every 60 kilometres on the motorway network.
100 million euro's set to be spent on the new infrastructure over the next three years.
Minister Ryan says these plans had to be made, as work with councils on the rollout of charging points hasn't worked to date.
''Sports clubs across the country will be able to put in charging points, everyone can see the sense in that, going there to watch the match, you can charge up and that will be a big help to communities. The work with local government hasn't worked yet, we've had a grant scheme to try and encourage local authorities to put in chargers but it hasn't worked, so we are changing that and giving them greater support.''