The Irish Government is considering the idea of having its own electric car, the country’s biggest carmaker announced on Monday.

The Irish government is considering a scheme for electric vehicles and the launch of an independent study into the viability of such a project has been postponed until the spring, the carmaker said in a statement.

The carmaker has invested €1 billion ($1.16 billion) in electric vehicles in recent years, but has been struggling to catch up with the global market.

The company said it has invested more than €1.6 billion into new technologies and has received €1bn in government incentives.

It said it is working on developing a “green economy” plan for Ireland.

The project would involve installing a fleet of electric vehicles on roads across the country and will include a network of charging stations.

The scheme is also being considered for other countries.