Reinventing the wheel

Government plans to have 10 per cent of motor vehicles powered by electricity by 2020 could change our roads forever

3rd July, 2010

Smart grids and electric cars have a futuristic reputation - being seen as representing a new age of ‘green’ technology that is still under development.

However, the future is about to pull up at a garage near you, as mainstream electric cars go on sale in Ireland by the end of the year.

Changing public perception about electric vehicles (EVs) will be a difficult and lengthy process, but the government, ESB and car...

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