Flicking through the TV channels, on one of the Irish channels, came across an individual being interviewed (sorry missed the name), about the success of EV uptake in Ireland. This person made a very astute observation. They basically said; The cost of EV at between 50, 000 and 90,000 euro, were with-in the affordable range for a certain segment of society. but for a very large portion of society, these prices were beyond their reach. The consequence of this fact being a drag on the full uptake of EV’s in Ireland.
Now, while we might not be able to, currently reduce the actual price of EV’s. Perhaps, Could we not make the repayments schedule costs, more attractive, in that, specifically, for the purchase of EVs, only, requiring the financial sector to be extending the normal number of monthly repayments over a period of say; to ten years, instead of the current maxim allowed repayment period. This would have an impact on the attractiveness of EV to many more people in Ireland. Just a thought about how we can all (including the controllers of the monies) play our part in the important task of Ireland reaching it’s targets