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State Has Just 13 Electric Vehicles Despite Green Pledge


03:05 1 Jul 2019

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The Environment Minister says the Government is trying to address the low number of electric vehicles in its fleet.

Just 13 of the almost 7 thousand Government owned cars and vans are electric.

That's despite a target of having 1 million electric cars on Irish roads by 2030.

Richard Bruton says there will come a "tipping point".

The revelation comes as new EU rules for electric vehicles come into force.

Regulators decided their engines were too quiet compared to traditional motors -- so from this week all new electric vehicles are required to have a noise-maker fitted.

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