Friday June 5, 2020

Electric dreams

Electric car sales in Ireland are up by over 500 per cent. Is now the time to make the switch?

10th March, 2019
Workers assemble BMW i3 electric cars on the assembly line at a factory in Leipzig Picture: Getty

Last week, the doors opened at the annual Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland, an event which is acknowledged to be the barometer of the motor industry for the coming years. Overwhelmingly, the needle pointed to complete electrification of the car, if not immediately then certainly in the very near future.

Sales figures for new cars in Ireland would certainly suggest that a sea-change is coming. There has been a massive 541 per cent increase in...

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