Background

The Irish Government has committed to getting enough electric passenger vehicles on the road by 2020 to account for 10 per cent of all vehicles (a projected 230,000 electric vehicles). But how are we doing on that pledge? And how well are we set up for the electric cars that are currently on our roads? We investigate how things are going in terms of EV uptake and advances in battery technologies, and visit the Aran Islands to check in with the homeowners who are now entering the final year of a three-year trial of electric vehicles to see how the project is going.