Thursday December 5, 2019

Shock tactics: motor industry rises to the electric challenge

Spurred by yet another damning climate change report earlier this month, the third annual EV summit showed how cars are adapting to survive in an emission-free environment, writes Róisín Kiberd

28th October, 2018
From left: Mark Gemmell, chief executive, Electric GT Holdings Inc; Andy Eastlake, managing director, Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership, UK; Victoria Pelka, senior policy researcher, Citizens Advice, UK; Kevin Brady, principal officer, Heat & Transport Energy Policy Division, Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment; Marguerite Sayers, executive director, Customer Solutions, ESB; and Paul Girr, chief engineer, Jaguar Land Rover Pictures: Maura Hickey

In February this year the Irish government committed to an ambitious plan, promising that by the year 2030 only zero emission cars would be sold in this country. It also plans to bring half a million electric vehicles onto the road by the same year. For anyone driving right now, that means the next car you buy might well be a hybrid, or fully electric.

Gathering at Croke Park on Wednesday, October 24, the Electric Vehicle...

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