It’s time for Ireland to get into the electric car

Ditching fossil-fuel vehicles could help us meet our carbon emissions targets, according to experts at this week’s Electric Vehicle Summit in Croke Park

8th October, 2017
From left: Robert Llewellyn, actor, comedian and producer of 'Fully Charged'; Paul Mulvaney, executive director innovation, ESB; Josey Wardle, infrastructure manager, Zero Carbon Futures, UK; Shane Ross, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport; and Frank G Rieck, research professor, Future Mobility, Rotterdam University and vice-president, the European Association for Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (AVERE) Pictures: Maura Hickey

Just a few years ago, an electric car parked beside a charging station was relatively novel sight; electric cars were some thing you heard about rather than saw. They’re becoming more of a reality now, though, and Ireland, particularly Dublin, needs to increase its efforts to convert the sceptics and make electric cars the norm.

Ireland is failing to reach its carbon emissions target as set out in the Paris Climate Agreement, and...

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