Nothing but EVs by 2030s

Erin Khoo
2 min readMar 31, 2018

I can’t wait to see all road vehicles by 2030 be electric.

That might seem like an aggressive prediction to include buses, trucks, cars and other modes of transport in only 12 years but just remember how bad humans are at predicting emerging disruptive technologies.

Photo by Shawn Ang on Unsplash

Just saw this article about Hyundais’ new compact electric SUV, the Kona. 400km range, slated to charge like a Tesla.

The all electric Kona should be on sale late in 2018 in some markets and as all other car manufactures scramble to have a relevance in the age of electrons for movement Hyundai has really surprised the industry.

Last year the Hyundai IONIQ came out of nowhere to compete for Nissan Leaf and Renault ZOE sales.

I was surprised to find out by a new IONIQ owner there was a waiting list for 3 months in Ireland to actually buy one.

2016 vs. 2017 New Irish Registrations (

You can see how big a hit the Hyundai IONIQ was in Ireland 2017.

The data for 2017 vs. 2018 is light but if you look at Used Imports data it shows Used Imports is really where the consumer interest is. It is obviously where the real value is found; cheaper, ‘€5000 VRT relief’ importing electric cars from UK, and more choice since United Kingdom is a bigger market.

2017 vs. 2018 Used EV Imports (

I think the Celtic Tiger is back, who’s buying Tesla Model Ss’?!

That £41,000+ ‘cheap’ used Tesla I wanted seems to have been snapped up only dual motors left, an interesting change since I last looked a year ago. Electric vehicle even in a slow progressing place like Ireland, are catching on in a big way. 📈

You should watch Tony Seba’s talks if you want to find out how EVs and autonomous driving is going to happen worldwide at a disruptive pace, akin to the adoption of the internet.