The use of the electric vehicle (EV) on Irish roads is about to become “the new normal for people in their everyday lives” and “no longer just a progressive, environmental fad”.
That was the prediction of Jim Gannon, chief executive of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), following the announcement of a public engagement campaign on EVs funded by the Government.
There were 3,800 electric vehicles (EVs) on Irish roads by the end of 2017 but registrations of new and imported EVs are currently up by 40 per cent compared to same period last year.
He was speaking in Dublin’s RDS on Wednesday when the first phase of the SEAI campaign was unveiled – a single website allowing drivers to compare almost 40 different EV models now available in Ireland.
It also outlines how to access grants available to motorists and businesses – and helps motorists arrange for a test drive at their local dealer. It can be accessed at www.DrivingElectric.ie.