Do as I say, not as I do
The Irish government has now admitted that only 25 of more than 6,000 state-owned vehicles are electrically-powered. This was revealed as the Irish government is rolling out their Climate Action Bill, leading to much criticism from environmental groups at home.
To make matters worse, the vast majority of the 6,061 vehicles in the government fleet are diesel fuelled. Oisin Coughlan, director of Friends of the Earth Ireland, said: “It is ludicrous for the Government to tell us that the main plank of their climate action transport plans is for us to buy electrical vehicles when they are not even buying them themselves. That is a total lack of leadership.”
If the government aims to keep its authority ob the subject of environment, the purchase policy will have to be aggressively updated.