Big increase in EVs needed to hit Ireland’s 2030 targets

Written by Rachel O'Toole

4 mins read

With about 115,000 EVs on Irish roads currently (5% of total cars), this leaves a gap of roughly 730k new EVs required over the next 6-7 years to hit the government’s emissions reduction targets (51% total reduction across all sectors). According to recent analysis conducted by Researchers in UCC, to achieve this, Ireland needs about 41,000 EV sales in 2024 (almost double 2023’s figure of 22,493), but critically that figure needs to rise to 185,000 per year by 2030.

So, despite the rapid growth in EVs in Ireland, you can see the scale of the challenge ahead in terms of the volume of EVs needed if they are to help hit the ambitious targets to 2030 set by the government.

It is hugely important that incentives in place for people to switch to EVs such as a grant of up to €3,500 available to all private individuals who buy a new EV, and a grant of €600 available for the installation of a home charger, must remain in place in the longer-term.

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