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Environment Minister Eamon Ryan has consistently touted EVs as a major solution to Ireland's emissions reduction plan. However, the high cost of second-hand cars is proving an obstacle to mass adaption, one of the country's biggest experts in the field has warned.

Editor of IrishEVs.com, Tom Spencer, has repeatedly called for the Government to remove Vat and vehicle registration tax (VRT) from second-hand EV imports from the UK. Only measures such as these will ensure there are enough affordable EVs to meet the already significant demand, he said.

 
Environment Minister Eamon Ryan has consistently touted EVs as a major solution to Ireland's emissions reduction plan. However, the high cost of second-hand cars is proving an obstacle to mass adaption, one of the country's biggest experts in the field has warned.

Editor of IrishEVs.com, Tom Spencer, has repeatedly called for the Government to remove Vat and vehicle registration tax (VRT) from second-hand EV imports from the UK. Only measures such as these will ensure there are enough affordable EVs to meet the already significant demand, he said.


Its all stick and no carrot with this minister.

I drove to Dublin during the week. 3 charging points for standard EVs in the service station , only 2 quick charging.


A pal of mine drives an EV in Galway, they brought their ICE 2nd car when they visited us in Cork last summer as he said there arn't enough charging points to do the journey without a lot of stress.


They've set targets for EV takeup with no incentives to buy them and with hopeless support infrastructure.
 
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