BAE Systems to supply up to 600 electric power and propulsion systems for new transit buses in Ireland

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BAE Systems has been selected by Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) and the Republic of Ireland’s National Transport Authority (NTA) to supply up to 600 electric power and propulsion systems for its new fleet of buses in Ireland.

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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 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.

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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.

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.

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

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, [.].

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.

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.

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.

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).

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. Starting in Cork, in the south west, offers buyers of electric cars a number of incentives including free city centre parking and a free home charger as well as zero deposit, zero interest f[.]. Electric cars Editor Pick

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.

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.

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. 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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Electric Cars Easier In Smaller Places: Ireland Outpaces U.S.

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The spread of electric cars and public charging stations for them across the United States will be uneven for many years to come. Many analysts and advocates believe that California residents will buy as many plug-in cars as are sold in the next five states combined. With the exception of Texas and Detroit, the early rollout areas--those whose

Tesla’s Supercharger network expands into Scotland; coming to Wales, Ireland and rest of England in 2015

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Tesla has opened its first Supercharger location in Scotland at Edinburgh Airport. Superchargers let owners of the Model S electric saloon recharge their car to half of its mile range (which can be between 240-312 miles in total, depending on the battery spec) in around 20 minutes. They have been[.]. Tesla Motors Editor Pick

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Boys in blue are now the boys in green cars

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Police Service Northern Ireland has taken hold of a Vauxhall Ampera at the eDRIVE electric vehicle event and will now use the car as part of a trial of extended range electric vehicle technology. Green cars Latest news Vauxhall green cars Northern Ireland police police cars Vauxhall AmperaThe boys in blue are going green: at least in terms of the cars they drive.

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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 [.].

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Refineries in the Americas produce a greater share of gasoline per barrel of crude oil than refineries in other world regions

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OECD Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czech Republic; Denmark; Estonia; Finland; France; Germany; Greece; Hungary; Iceland; Ireland; Italy; Latvia; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Netherlands; Switzerland; Norway; Poland; Portugal; Slovak Republic; Slovenia; Spain; Sweden; Turkey; United Kingdom.

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Geologists discover new path to rare earth mineral formation; implications for green energy and tech industries

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Researchers from Trinity College Dublin have shed new light on the formation mechanisms of a rare earth-bearing mineral that is in increasingly high demand across the globe for its use in the green energy and tech industries.

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T&E: Denmark, Luxembourg, Netherlands lead deployments of zero-emission buses in Europe

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This will be essential for the countries at the bottom of the table: Austria and Ireland registered no zero-emission urban buses in 2019, while in Switzerland and Greece less than 4% of new buses were emissions-free.

Two Fuso eCanter electric trucks delivering mail in Dublin; 150 delivered globally

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With the handover in Dublin, the FUSO eCanter is now running in ten European cities in Germany, the UK, France, Portugal, the Netherlands, Denmark and Ireland. Two FUSO eCanter electric trucks are now operating in the Irish capital Dublin for the country’s post service An Post.

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Ballard receives follow-on orders from Wrightbus for fuel cell modules to power 50 buses in UK

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Ballard Power Systems received follow-on purchase orders from Wrightbus, a leading bus OEM and Ballard partner headquartered in Northern Ireland, for a total of 50 fuel cell modules to power Fuel Cell Electric Buses (FCEBs) planned for deployment in a number of UK cities, including Birmingham, Aberdeen, London and Belfast.

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Logan Energy to support delivery of Holyhead Hydrogen Hub in Wales

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With a target operational date of 2023, this project will be the first to be developed in Wales under a Hub & Spoke model, which will see collaborations with complementary developments in other regions of Wales, the UK, and the Republic of Ireland. —Bill Ireland, CEO of Logan Energy.

UK awarding $75M to 3 projects to advance electric trucks and hydrogen buses

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million) to develop and manufacture low-cost hydrogen fuel cell technology for buses and create a hydrogen center of excellence with Wrightbus in Ballymena, Northern Ireland. The UK Government is awarding more than £54 million ($US$75 million) to three projects to advance the next generation of electric trucks and hydrogen buses. The 3 projects are: £31.9 million (US$44.3 million) to develop electric propulsion systems for heavy goods vehicles in Cwmbran, Wales.

Daimler Trucks’ FUSO introduces eCanter SensorCollect concept refuse truck

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In Europe, the FUSO eCanter is already operated in eleven cities in Germany, the UK, France, Portugal, Ireland, the Netherlands and Denmark to deliver better urban living.

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University College Dublin Study finds Prius IV hybrids drive >60% of the time in zero-emissions mode under Irish conditions

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The study—“Energy Behaviour Of Toyota Prius Hybrid Vehicles In Sample Irish Commuting Conditions”—was carried out by four UCD academics and commissioned by Toyota Ireland through ConsultUCD, the University’s managed consultancy service. This is the first study of this type carried out in Ireland, and we anticipate its results would be replicated across the country and also across the range of newly launched Toyota hybrid models.

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Volkswagen fueling car carriers with fuel derived from used cooking oil; GoodFuels BFO

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For European shipments, Volkswagen Group Logistics continuously charters two vessels which carry up to 3,500 vehicles on a route from Emden via Dublin (Ireland), Santander (Spain) and Setubal (Portugal) back to Emden about 50 times per year.

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Opinion: The good, the bad and the ugly for EVs during Coronavirus

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Entire countries from India to Ireland are locked down to help quell the spread. In a very short space of time, the Coronavirus pandemic has altered our everyday lives, and those of most of the world's population, unimaginably.

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Europe’s Most Financed Luxury Car Brand

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Latest research from Specialist Car Finance Experts, Forza Finance , has revealed that BMW is the most popular luxury car brand to finance in 16 of Europe’s 44 countries including the UK & Ireland based on finance rather than sales or units. Both in the UK and Ireland, Audi and BMW are joint first place (18.1k

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.

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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.

Mitsubishi Fuso Delivering Fuso Canter Eco Hybrid Trucks Outside of Japan for FIrst Time; Orders in Europe and Australia

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Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus Corporation (MFTBC) has sold ten Fuso Canter Eco Hybrid ( earlier post ) trucks to Ireland’s leading utility company, the Electricity Supply Board (ESB), in Dublin. With the order from Ireland and another order from Australia, also for ten Fuso Canter Eco Hybrids, MFTBC is for the first time delivering a Fuso hybrid truck to customers outside of Japan. ESB plans to use the vehicles for customer service and for infrastructure maintenance in Ireland.

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Bernal Institute leading €8M EU project to advance batteries for electric vehicles

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Researchers at the Bernal Institute at the University of Limerick, Ireland are leading an €8-million EU-funded project called Si-DRIVE, which aims to develop battery technology to support higher performance electric vehicles. This project will tackle the major barriers to EV uptake, which relate to driving range, cost and recharge times by completely re-imagining the lithium ion battery using innovative anode, cathode and electrolyte materials. —Prof Kevin M.

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JATO Dynamics: 17% of new passenger car registrations in Europe in April were electrified

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Similarly, in Ireland their market share increased to 62% in April 2020 from 47% in April 2019. As expected, new car registrations in Europe faced a steady decline in April. Volume fell from 1.34 million units in April 2019 to 292,600 vehicles in April 2020, according to JATO Dynamics.

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Tesla Model 3 revealed as having the highest EV sales volume worldwide

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While Tesla commands the electric car market in the likes of Canada, USA, China, the United Kingdom and Australia, Nissan is the EV leader in many European countries such as Portugal, Poland, Ireland and Hungary. . Just last week our Government cut the EV grant by £500 and now excludes EVs that cost more than £35,000.

Wrightbus orders 15 Ballard fuel cell modules to power Aberdeen buses

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Ballard Power Systems announced a purchase order from Wrightbus, a leading bus OEM and Ballard partner headquartered in Northern Ireland, for 15 FCveloCity-HD 85-kilowatt fuel cell modules to power buses for deployment in Aberdeen, Scotland under the Joint Initiative For Hydrogen Vehicles Across Europe (“JIVE”) funding program.

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Shearwater Energy developing SMR wind-hybrid energy project; selects NuScale Power

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Shearwater has also submitted an outline proposal to the British Government and the devolved governments of Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland, all of whom stand to derive economic benefits in connection with the proposed project. Shearwater Energy Ltd., a United Kingdom-based hybrid clean energy company, is developing a wind-SMR (Small Modular Reactor) and hydrogen production hybrid energy project in North Wales.

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