Irish Gov't to Model Electric Car Initiative After Project Better Place

The Electric Transport Programme is aimed at helping Ireland meet EU targets on greenhouse gas emissions.

Published: 30-Sep-2008

A government plan to spearhead a move by Irish motorists to electric cars is to be unveiled shortly.

The Electric Transport Programme, to be announced by Minister for Energy Eamon Ryan and Minister for Transport Noel Dempsey, is aimed at helping Ireland meet EU targets on greenhouse gas emissions.

The plan will use Israel, Denmark and Portugal as models for a new electric grid system being developed for ‘clean vehicles’.

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