|Selection of electric cars available from Renault|
1,500 charging points are currently being put in place by ESB throughout the country and will be up and running before the end of next year. It is envisioned that most of the charging will be done at home, running off night-saver electricity. Given the fact a huge amount of electricity is generated by wind at night-time, electric cars offer a use for this electricity that would be otherwise dissipated. Even more saving can be made by coupling electric cars with renewable energy in the home. Small scale energy production through photovoltaics and wind turbines can now not only provide enough for the home itself, but also the transport for the home.
Below is a video from incworld.com of Jay Leno test driving the Focus EV.