Charging up – half-yearly Irish EV sales analysed

Transport in Ireland accounts for one-third of energy consumption and energy-related CO2 emissions. This is due to ~93% of the 2.1mn passenger cars registered at the end of 2018 being fuelled by petrol and diesel. In acknowledgement of this substantial contribution to carbon emissions from road transport, the Irish government’s Climate Action Plan 2019 sets a target to have 950,000 electric vehicles (EVs) on the road by 2030. In this blog, we examine the passenger car market and the uptake of EVs in the first half of 2019.

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