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    • Ireland plans to ban sales of new diesel and gasoline vehicles by 2030

      This is not officially approved but green parties in Ireland are pushing for it just as they are in much of the European Union. Do not forget three years ago German politicians announced plans to kill off the internal combustion motor by 2030 as well.


      Will it happen? Probably not. This seems like a way to score cheap political points. It is easy to say let's stop selling internal combustion cars when there is no real replacement plan in sight. Logic is not how politics works.

      The hope is that by the time the petrol and diesel vehicle ban is introduced in 2030 there will be 950,000 electric vehicles on Irish roads.

      The government is set to invest in a "nationwide" charging network to power the new vehicles.

      By 2025, at least one recharging point will be required at new non-residential buildings with more than 10 parking spaces.
      Ireland is relatively small compared to Europe so they are banking on having an electric charging infrastructure in place by the time the ban comes into effect. Essentially, they are placing their bets on something that does not exist yet and may never exist in order to make the proposal palatable.

      Even if the ambitious charging plan comes to fruition how exactly do you force people to pay more money for a new electric car? That part they have yet to solve.

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      Comments 8 Comments
      1. F16HTON's Avatar
        F16HTON -
        Nothing to solve. Law is law. The future is electric.
      1. s13viper's Avatar
        s13viper -
        With large scale adoption will come lower prices.

        While i do think ev's are the future, 2025 to 2030 is very ambitious as a target.

        I see 2040 to 2050 as the timeframe for 100% ev market penetration.
      1. F87Source's Avatar
        F87Source -
        They should make it a hybrid mandatory for their current time frame, and full electric at a later time frame so that way it's more feasible. A benefit is that performance automakers can use the hybrid system to weaponize the internal combustion engine like in the 918, p1 and la Ferrari.
      1. markshiplay's Avatar
        markshiplay -
        I guest this is a Good Initiative to stop Air and environmental pollution. BTW i didnt knew that.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by F16HTON Click here to enlarge
        Nothing to solve. Law is law. The future is electric.
        They can't force people to buy electrics...
      1. F16HTON's Avatar
        F16HTON -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        They can't force people to buy electrics...
        Sure they can. Try to get a Pepsi at McDonalds.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by F16HTON Click here to enlarge
        Sure they can. Try to get a Pepsi at McDonalds.
        I can get Pepsi at the store though. That's a bit different than outlawing Pepsi entirely or telling me I have to drink Coke.
      1. F16HTON's Avatar
        F16HTON -
        Policy will get the Petrol engine in Europe. Only a small percentage of petrol vehicles will be produced. Is that a bad thing? Hard to say. As of now the manufacturers do not appear to be opposed to the idea.