There's calls for two charging points in every town and village in the country.
A report from the Northern and Western Assembly claims the lack of electric vehicle infrastructure puts serious doubts on the country's ability to hit it's climate targets.
The Government aims to have 1 million electric vehicles on the roads by the end of the decade.
John Daly is chief economist with the Northern and Western Regional Assembly, he told The Last Word on Today FM he believes there needs to be a larger financial incentive to get an EV:
"44% of our respondents in the north-west noted that the high price of an EV was the main reason they would not purchase an EV."
"Respondents said if the Government increased the maximum grant rate from the current €5,000 to say a rate similar to the one in Germany of €10,000" they would be more likely to make a switch.