Ireland will likely ban the sale of cars with pure internal combustion engines in an effort to stimulate the use of electric cars and eventually help clean the environment,media reported. It is reported that the ban will come into effect in 2030. According to Irish media reports, the new law, which is expected to be announced in early 2020, will be included in the Climate Action Amendment Act 2019, which will be further amended by several government departments.
Over the next decade, Irish leaders want at least a third of the country’s cars to be electric. In addition, by 2050, the government hopes to achieve carbon neutrality and targets.
If all goes according to plan, Ireland will have about 936,000 electric cars on the road by 2030. (Note: This total includes pure electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles)
Battery-powered cars such as the Porsche Taycan have many advantages over cars driven by an internal combustion engine: they require fewer moving parts, zero harmful emissions, instant torque for fast travel and no noise. Unfortunately, today’s battery technology is still somewhat backward, electric vehicles tend to have limited battery life, and in cold weather it will be further weakened, and not every car owner can find a place to charge.
In response, the Irish government will also push to double the number of home electric car chargers installed. In addition, it plans to establish public charging stations throughout the country.
While Ireland’s electric car plan will not be easy to implement, it should make the country cleaner and greener anyway.