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 The island is compact; it has a vibrant IT sector, a favorable policy environment, and petrol and diesel fuel each cost roughly $8 per gallon--about eight times what it costs to charge an electric car on off-peak electricity.

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.

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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. Tags: Electric cars Green cars Latest news electric vehicles Nissan Northern Ireland Northern Ireland electric vehicles Renault Renault-Nissan Alliance

Nissan to lead rapid charging network in UK and Ireland

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Rapid charging for electric cars could soon be in place across the UK and Ireland: with Nissan set to lead a consortium to establish a charging network.

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.

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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 IrelandFrom Monday, September 3, EV drivers will have sole use of over 40 public charging bays spread across locations including Belfast, Londonderry, Newry, [.].

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. financed by the European Union through the TEN-T program, with further contributions from fellow consortium members Renault, BMW and Volkswagen and ESB Ireland’s Electricity Supply Board.

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. Its aim is to install e-car charge points in 100 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. As Ireland expands its wind power capacity, it can export surplus electricity to the UK, and can import power when required.

Fast charging network to join Rep of Ireland and Northern Ireland

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Europe’s first cross-border fast charger network will join Northern Ireland with the Republic of Ireland, making it possible for EV drivers to roam across the two countries.

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.

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. Grange Builders Providers purchased its battery-powered truck from Electric Vehicles Ireland, the full service dealer for Smith Electric Vehicles in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

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 Mitsubishi Motors has signed an agreement with the Irish government and the country’s Electricity Supply Board (ESB) to further the market for electric cars in the country.

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. The news comes as the country’s government, along with its largest electricity firm, ESB, also announce a collaboration with the Renault-Nissan Alliance today.

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. Assistance for individuals purchasing electric vehicles – publication of a “Buyer’s Guide” and a “Cost of Ownership Calculator” by Sustainable Energy Ireland.

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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. ESB Networks will use IBM’s Intelligent Electric Vehicle Enablement Platform to provide the services needed to operate and manage the charge-points installed throughout Ireland.

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. The price of Nissan LEAF after government incentives is €30,250 (US$39,470) in Portugal, €29,995 (US$39,147) in Ireland and £23,990 (US$37,445) in the UK (UK price inclusive of new 20% rate of VAT coming into effect from January 1 2011).

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. To date, ABO Wind has connected more than 350 turbines with a total capacity of more than 600 megawatts through projects in the UK, Europe and Latin America.

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 [.]. Electric cars conference electric car electric vehicle event

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. ESB also plans to install 30 fast charge points across Ireland by the end of 2011, with nine expected to be set up by the end of this year. 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. As part of the trial, the electric i-MiEV will be used throughout Ireland to support the planning and implementation of the ESB nationwide charging infrastructure.

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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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. Under the MOU, joint working teams will be established to propose plans for an electric vehicle infrastructure network.

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

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Seven of the ten biggest market share winners were SUVs, with the new Hyundai Tucson controlling almost 1% of the market, following strong demand in the UK, Germany, Italy and Ireland.

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. Here they collaborated with Paul Hurley, co-author on the paper and senior research scientist at the Tyndall National Institute in Cork, Ireland.

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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, [.].

HYREADY collaboration supports introduction of power-to-gas H2 into natural gas infrastructure

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ES), ENBRIDGE (CA), GasNatural Fenosa (ES), Gas Networks Ireland (IR), GAZ-SYSTEM (PL), GRDF (FR), GRT-GAZ (FR), SoCalGas (US) ( earlier post ) and TIGF (FR). The addition of hydrogen produced by renewable sources (e.g., electrolysis powered by renewable electricity) to natural gas supports the decarbonization of the natural gas system and integration of sustainable energy sources.

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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. But while you probably know the Nissan Leaf’s sticker price varies from country to country, you may not know there’s a few subtle differences between which features are available as

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. The Porcupine Basin, part of the Ireland Atlantic margin, has had limited exploration over the last 30 years.

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.

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. The 600-plus mile route is

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 allow BMW i3 and BMW i8 owners to charge their vehicle using renewably sourced electricity while at home.

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. Through its subsidiary Audi Electronics Venture GmbH (AEV), Audi has acquired a stake in the Irish mobile‑telephony provider, Cubic Telecom, a global forerunner in machine-to-machine (M2M) technology.

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 i-DTEC diesel engined Honda Civic Tourer. 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%). European drivers are showing an increasing appetite for semi-autonomous driving technologies, according to a new Ford Motor Company study on buying trends in Europe.

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. Having already established working relationships in Tennessee; Oregon; Phoenix and Tucson Arizona; as well as Sonoma County and San Diego in California; the Renault-Nissan Alliance will now be working with Seattle to add recharging stations for electric vehicles.

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

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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.