Tom Finnegan and Pawel Szawernoga from Fintos Electric Cars with their prototype, Spika, a carbon neutral electric car to be built in Ireland, at the SEAI Energy Show at the RDS. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The British car industry may be going down the tubes due to Brexit, but Ireland is about to embark on the manufacture of a car that is carbon neutral (...)

The conference heard that what Ireland lacked, was a policy framework to support offshore. File photograph: Bloomberg

Development of offshore wind energy over the next decade would enable Ireland embrace an electric future and decarbonise its heat, transport and indus(...)

“Range anxiety remains a problem with electric vehicles,” said Vinny Kearns, chief executive of Xpert Taxis. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Shane Ross’s scheme to persuade taxi drivers to switch to electric cars has been dismissed as a failure as newly disclosed figures show just seven dri(...)

By 2030 and 60 per cent of new car sales will be electric vehicles, ESB chief executive Pat O’Doherty predicted. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Widespread adoption of electric vehicles and replacement of domestic heating systems using fossil fuels with heat pumps will be key to decarbonising I(...)

BMW 530e: fully charged, the plug-in hybrid can go 50km without burning any dead dinosaurs, and a claimed 650km if you combine the battery and the truncated fuel tank

When BMW quietly murmurs about the likelihood of major change coming, it’s best to sit up and pay attention. The Munich firm has long prided itself on(...)

Prof FitzGerald said: “It is an issue that is massive for the world and we must play our part.”

Ireland is very unlikely to meet its 2020 greenhouse gas emissions limits and unless the Government pursues a new approach we will miss even tougher (...)

Is this the car to finally kickstart the electric transport revolution? Can we expect to see post-Budget motorists queuing outside Joe Duffy Motors of(...)

Refugee: a less horseshoe bat. Illustration: Michael Viney

A clear night in June never quite manages the final fade to black, and a trip to the loo at 4am found the sky above the ridge a lovely deep denim blue(...)