Ireland failing to get out of first gear on EV deployment

There are increasing potential benefits that the mass-rollout of electric vehicles (EVs) will bring globally and in particular markets. Not only will they help to reduce emissions from the transport sector they also could offer potential solutions to grid balancing in the form of mobile battery storage and so-called “vehicle to grid” services.

Following the Paris Agreement, there has been an increased effort to tackle climate change, which has seen some governments set EV targets. Ireland is no exception to this and in the Project Ireland 2040, the government set the target of having 500,000 EVs on the road by 2030.

But, long-dated targets and a feasible action plan for getting there are two different things and in this week’s blog, we evaluate the current potential for Ireland to meet this target.

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