Tuesday October 27, 2020

Race is on to switch to electric vehicles

The 2020 Electric Vehicle Summit was an online-only affair this year, for obvious reasons, but it was as focused as ever on paving the way to a sustainable future

17th October, 2020
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Paddy Magee, country operations director, Renault Group Ireland; Sarah Murphy, managing director, iQuest and Business Post Live; Caroline Kidd, editor, Changing Lanes; James McCarthy, chief executive, Nissan and John Saunders, sales and marketing director, Universal Honda Ltd. Pictures: Maura Hickey

2020’s Electric Vehicle Summit convened online rather than in its usual environment of Croke Park, but its message remains as relevant, and real, as ever. The race is on for Irish drivers to switch to electric vehicles, with an ambitious government plan to phase out carbon-emitting vehicles over the next ten years. But a number of practical challenges stand in the way, which might or break our nation’s chance at a sustainable future....

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