Volvo has announced that all its cars will be electric or hybrid by 2019. The motor manufacturer says it's going to move away from the internal combustion engine.
Figures released earlier in the week show that we're seeing an uptake in people opting for environmentally friendly cars - with 17 and a half thousand hybrids and 2,200 electric cars on our roads.
We're slowly starting to embrace electric cars here - sales are already up on last year, 559 registered so far compared to 454 in the whole of 2016, while over 1,300 more hybrids have already been registered this year.
Alan Nolan Director General of the Society of the Irish Motor Industry, says they're the way of the futures and we need to look at increasing our incentives similar to what they've done in Norway.
SIMI says we need to overcome people's range anxiety and make sure that there are enough charging points across the country so people aren't worried about running out of power.
The motor industry has been told it can also help by offering swaps if people aren't happy, but he's confident that won't happen.