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Electric Cars In Ireland: How To Get To The Tipping Point?

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Ireland is--or should be--an ideal place for large-scale adoption of electric cars. By 2020, Ireland is expected to produce

Ireland launches new EV Drive4Zero incentive scheme

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Ireland is the latest country to catch the EV bug, with the launch of a new pilot scheme called Drive4Zero. Electric cars Editor Pick

Renault-Nissan to bring electric vehicles to Northern Ireland

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The Renault-Nissan Alliance has been making a number of electric vehicle partnerships around the world – and now it has made an agreement in Northern Ireland. A memorandum of understanding has been signed by both the Alliance and the Northern Ireland Department for Regional Development and Department of Environment.

Nissan to lead rapid charging network in UK and Ireland

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Under the project name Rapid Charge Network, the electric car rapid chargers would be the first multi-standard units in public operation across th[.].

Analysis of EV charging in Ireland suggests public fast-charging infrastructure may become commercially viable in short- to medium term

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The study was based on an extensive analysis of public charge event data for the entire island of Ireland since the rollout of the public charging infrastructure began. In their study, published in the journal Energy Policy, they also found that. The analysis of household charging was based on a more limited quantity of household data. Brie

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Northern Ireland charges up with new EV bays

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Electric car drivers in Northern Ireland will soon be able to make use of specially designated public charging bays, after the province’s Roads Minister Danny Kennedy announced new legislation to support EVs. Electric cars charging point electric cars Northern Ireland

Nissan to lead EC-backed multi-standard rapid charge network project in UK and Ireland

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Nissan is leading a consortium which aims to establish a network of rapid chargers for electric vehicles running the full length and breadth of the United Kingdom and Ireland. The rapid chargers being deployed will be the first multi-standard units in public operation in Europe. Brief

Irish hotels to welcome electric cars

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That’s because ESB e-cars and Failte Ireland (logo, pictured) have teamed up to start a Green Hotel Drive. Electric cars Green cars Latest news electric cars green cars hotel IrelandThe Irish are renowned for offering a warm welcome – and now anyone with an electric car will feel particularly at home in the country’s hotels.

ABB commissions world’s highest capacity HVDC Light underwater power link

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The new link also facilitates power trading between the two countries and connects Ireland to the European grid. Brief

Leading carmakers unite for new UK EV charging network

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Leading electric carmakers are to come together to develop a multi-standard and inter-operable charging network throughout the UK and Ireland.

Fast charging network to join Rep of Ireland and Northern Ireland

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A total of 46 new fast charge points will be installed as part of a €4.2 million project, run as a joint initiative between [.]. Electric cars

Smith Electric Vehicles Delivers First Battery-Electric Truck into Ireland

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The 10-tonne truck is the largest pure electric vehicle on the road in Ireland. In January 2009, the government of Ireland announced a target of 10% of all vehicles to be powered by electricity by 2020. Designed for city and town center use, the Smith Newton is powered by an 80 kWh Li-ion battery pack and a 120 kW electric motor.

Mitsubishi agrees electric car deal with Ireland

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As part of plans to promote the use of electric cars, ESB also announced the start of Ireland’s first ecar trial-project this week, set to be conducted by [.]. Tags: Mitsubishi agreement ESB infrastructure Ireland recharge supply electric cars

Ireland announce €5,000 electric car grants

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Together, the government hopes that the agreement will develop Ireland as a country at [.]. Tags: Electric cars Green credentials Mitsubishi Nissan Renault 000 grants Ireland leaf Renault-Nissan Alliance £5 The Irish government has announced that it is to give grants of €5,000 to buyers of electric cars.

Ireland Sets Goal of 10% EVs by 2020

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Late last year, the government of Ireland set a target of 10% of all vehicles in the transport fleet to be powered by electricity by 2020. A €1 million project by Sustainable Energy Ireland to research, develop and demonstrate of vehicles nationally. This will represent some 250,000 cars on Irish roads over the next 12 years.

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IBM Teams With ESB ecars to develop EV smart charging IT system in Ireland

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IBM has teamed with ESB ecars to implement a fully integrated smarter charging IT system that will help manage electric vehicle public charge points, which are being rolled out across Ireland by ESB ecars. This project is bolstered by Ireland’s energy policy to increase sustainable energy use in the transportation sector by 2020.

Toyota piloting all-hybrid car-sharing scheme in Europe: YUKÕ

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Toyota Europe is piloting a new full hybrid car sharing program—named YUKÕ – Japanese for ‘Let’s go’—in two European cities: Dublin, Ireland and Forlì, Italy. Vehicles in the program range from the B-segment Toyota Yaris Hybrid to its iconic Prius and will eventually also include its latest crossover, the Toyota C-HR Hybrid.

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ITM Power and ABO Wind to develop wind-to-hydrogen projects in the UK, Ireland and Germany

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ITM Power signed an agreement with ABO Wind of Wiesbaden, Germany to identify and develop wind-to-hydrogen projects in the UK, Ireland and Germany. ABO Wind initiates wind farm projects, acquires site locations, organizes all technical and business planning, arranges international bank financing and delivers turnkey wind farms. Brief

Nissan Begins Taking LEAF Orders Now in Portugal and Ireland, UK on 1 Sep

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Nissan International SA will begin taking orders today for the Nissan LEAF EV in Portugal and the Republic of Ireland. Nissan LEAF deliveries begin in Portugal in January, Ireland in February and the UK in March. Pre-orders in the UK, Nissan’s additional lead market in Europe, will begin 1 September.

Ireland hosts international EV summit

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Dublin is about to get ‘Fully Charged’ with the opening of a one day conference this week, welcoming electric vehicle experts from Europe, the US and China. Opening this Wednesday (July 11, 2012) at the Convention Centre in Dublin, delegates will discuss how these regions are embracing the transition to electric transport and will share [.].

Irish Government, ESB and Renault-Nissan Alliance Partner on EVs in Ireland; Incentives, Charge Points and Cars

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The Irish Government; the ESB, Ireland’s largest electricity utility; and the Renault-Nissan Alliance announced a comprehensive partnership to position Ireland as a European leader in electric transport. The Irish Government’s target is for 10% of Ireland’s vehicles to be electric by 2020. for a pilot project in Ireland.

Irish Government, ESB, Mitsubishi Motors, MC Automobile (Europe) and MMC Commercials to Promote Electric Motoring in Ireland

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signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the parties to promote the electric vehicle (EV) industry in Ireland. At the same time, Ireland’s first EV trial-project, conducted by Trinity College Dublin’s (TCD) School of Engineering on behalf of ESB, was also announced. and MMC Commercials Ltd.

2011 Nissan Leaf Outside U.S.: More Expensive, More Features

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In the past year the 2011 Nissan Leaf has launched in many different countries across the world, from Japan through to Ireland and Australia to Canada.

JATO Dynamics: growth slowdown in Euro auto sales in March; SUVs still lead

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March 2016 was another positive month for European new car registrations, ending a strong Q1 which saw sales of 3.93 million units, up by 8.1% Brief

Northern Ireland’s DRD and DOE sign with Renault-Nissan Alliance to progress electric vehicles

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Northern Ireland’ Department for Regional Development (DRD), Department of Environment (DOE) and the Renault-Nissan Alliance have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to further the introduction of electric vehicles in the country. It will also help promote the development and use of electric vehicles in the region.

Stanford team increases power of corrosion-resistant solar cells; advance for solar fuels

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Researchers at Stanford, with colleagues at University College Cork in Ireland, have shown how to increase the power of corrosion-resistant solar cells, setting a record for solar energy output under water. Instead of pumping electricity into the grid, the power these cells produce would be used in the production of solar fuels. Resources.

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Quiet As A. Cannonball? Nissan Leaf Enters Road Trip

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While dozens of supercars will be revving up their engines ready for the start of Ireland's upcoming Cannonball Run, the ESB ecars team will be off to a much quieter start. The ESB team's 2011 Nissan Leaf is the first electric car to participate in the Cannonball Run which starts this Friday, September 9, from Dublin.

Electric Leaf order books open in Europe

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The Japanese carmaker confirmed the date as the order books for the all-electric car open for customers in Portugal and Ireland. Nissan has confirmed that order books for its electric Leaf model will open to UK customers on September 1, ahead of the first deliveries set for March next year. The move means that Portuguese, [.].

Airbus Defence & Space and Spectrum conduct a joint analysis of offshore Porcupine Basin potential; radar satellites plus 2D seismic data

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Airbus Defence and Space and seismic multi-client acquisition and imaging specialist Spectrum Geo launched a 2D seismic and seep study program for the Porcupine Basin, approximately 120 km (75 miles) offshore West of Ireland, just ahead of the Irish Licensing Round. —Wrigley et al. billion barrels of oil equivalent. Resources. Brief

i-MiEV electric car available in 15 European countries

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The electric car is now available in 15 European countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. It may have taken its time to reach the marketplace, but the Mitsubishi i-MiEV is now firmly making its mark across Europe.

NI electric car project selects charging point supplier

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UK-based Charging Solutions has been named an approved supplier of electric vehicle charging points for a new £500,000 in Northern Ireland. The charging infrastructure supplier has teamed up with the ecar Project in Northern Ireland, which earlier this month launched the new Home and Workplace Charge Point Scheme.

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BMW i and Good Energy partner on green electricity supply in UK

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This partnership includes the provision of 100per cent green electricity to households of BMW customers throughout the UK (with the exception of Northern Ireland).This BMW i has formed a partnership with Good Energy Ltd in the UK. This will take the UK’s supply and demand, as well as typical charging behaviors, into account. Brief

Audi acquires stake in Cubic Telecom for connected vehicle work

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Dublin, Ireland‑based Cubic Telecom is a leading cloud based M2M platform provider, focused on enabling seamless global connectivity solutions for the Internet of Things and enterprise customers. Together, Audi and Cubic Telecom intend to develop connectivity solutions for the automobiles of the Audi brand. Brief

Honda targets new Guinness World Records title for fuel efficiency with 8,500-mile diesel drive across Europe

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The car can only travel by road, therefore the route does not extend to the UK, Ireland, Cyprus and Malta, which make up the remainder of the 28 EU countries. Honda aims to win a new Guinness World Records title for fuel efficiency in an 8,500-mile (13,679 km) drive across all 24 contiguous EU countries in a 1.6 In the Civic Tourer, the 1.6

Ford Car Buying Trends 2015 shows increasing demand for semi-autonomous driving technologies in Europe

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In the past year, more customers in Ireland went for diesel-powered cars (70%) than anywhere else, followed by Turkey and Romania (both 65%). In Greece that rose to 97%, and in Ireland to 96%, followed by Poland (95%). The system was fitted to more than 1 in 3 (34%) Ford cars in Europe, up from 28% compared with the previous year.

Nissan forms partnership in Seattle

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Elsewhere in the world, Renault-Nissan has already begun initiatives in Kanagawa Prefecture and Yokohama in Japan; as well as in Israel, Denmark, Portugal, Monaco, the UK, France, Switzerland, Ireland, China and Hong Kong. Nissan has agreed to supply electric vehicles in and around the Seattle metropolitan area.

Study finds that EV-specific factors rather than socio-demographic variables better predictors of EV uptake

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Of those, charging infrastructure was the best predictor of a country’s EV market share. Source: Sierzchula et al. Click to enlarge. Click to enlarge.

Video: Irish Cannonball Run 2011 Nissan Leaf Home And Dry

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A few weeks back we brought you news that a team entered into the famous Cannonball Run, this year held in Ireland, would be doing the trip in a 2011 Nissan Leaf. We missed the end of their journey as the excitement of the Frankfurt Show got in the way, but we're pleased to report the ESB ecars team made it to the finish at Kilkenny with no

The i-MiEV goes on sale in 15 European countries; near-term plan to boost that to 19

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced that sale of the European-spec i-MiEVelectric vehicle is to commence in 15 European countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Brief