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Electric vehicle target ‘not realistic’, say car retailers

Ambitious goal may have been introduced to compensate for lack of climate action in other sectors

Daniel Murray

Business Reporter

29th October, 2019
The government has set a target of one million electric vehicles on the road by 2030

Closing the Electric Vehicle Summit in Croke Park last week, a panel of leading car retailers was asked about the government’s targets to put one million electric vehicles (EVs) on the road by 2030.

“I’ve no idea where that figure comes from, because it certainly doesn’t come from us,” Stephen Gleeson, managing director of Hyundai Ireland, said.

“We are...

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