The report “Electric Vehicle Policy Pathway – Working Group Report 2021” published by the Department of Transport lays out a pathway for Ireland to reach its ambitious targets of 180,000 Electric Vehicles (EVs) on its roads by 2025 and 936,000 by 2030. 

The EV Policy Pathway Working Group – consisting of seven Government Departments and the Sustainable Authority of Ireland – considered a mix of policies to enable Ireland to meet this Climate Action Plan target, which will require a significant ramping-up of EV sales. This report summarises the Working Group’s findings and recommendations. It concluded that a mixture of regulatory, taxation, infrastructure, engagement, and subsidy policies are required if behaviour is to be sufficiently influenced to improve EV sales.