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.

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

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.

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, [.].

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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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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.

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

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).

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.

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.

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[.].

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 Ampera

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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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What’s In It For Me?

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I was in Carson California last month at their City Council meeting to speak on behalf of the resolution I asked them to pass to approve participating in a feasibility study on community choice aggregation (CCA). .

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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.

European Union agrees on 2020 car emission targets

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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.

EEA: no improvements on average CO2 emissions from new cars registered in 2017 in Europe

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Registrations increased in all EU Member States except Finland, Ireland and the United Kingdom. The countries with the highest proportions of diesel sales included Ireland (65 %) and Portugal (61 %), Italy (56 %).

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Electric Erector-Set Motorcycle Laps Isle Of Man TT Course

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Located in the Irish sea between Great Britain and Ireland, the Isle of Man plays host to one of the racing world''s most famous circuits--the Isle of Man TT course. Every year thousands of motorcyclists from across the world pile onto the island to watch events like the Tourist Trophy and Manx Grand Prix, and over the last few years electric

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

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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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

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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.

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EEA: Air pollution in 10 EU countries still above legal limits; road transport and agriculture

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Since 2010, 10 Member States have persistently exceeded their respective emission ceilings for NO x (Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland and Luxembourg); NMVOCs (Denmark, Germany, Ireland and Luxembourg) and NH 3 (Austria, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Germany and Spain).

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UPS cargo eBike pilot in Seattle

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In an effort to address growing traffic congestion and air quality concerns, UPS and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced the deployment of an innovative downtown delivery pilot project using pedal-assist cargo eBikes and customized, modular trailers.

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.

Global Gas Prices | Hybrid Sales

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Ireland. sales of hybrid SUVs and other fuel efficient vehicles will prove interesting to watch this year, especially if fuel prices remain relatively low. Expert predictions about where oil and gas prices are headed vary widely.

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European countries struggle to meet emission limits due to emissions from agriculture and transport

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On the basis of unadjusted emission totals, the following 11 Member States reported exceedances of their NEC Directive national ceilings for one or more pollutants in 2015: Austria; Belgium; Denmark; Finland; France; Germany; Hungary; Ireland; Luxembourg; Spain; and Sweden. Austria, Luxembourg, Ireland and Germany exceeded their NO x ceilings the most, in percentage terms, by 28%, 19%, 13% and 13%, respectively.

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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

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SiliconRepublic.com: IBM to build smart grid for electric cars - R&D

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Green Motion announces sale of Master Country Franchise

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It is perhaps the leading green car hire company in the world – and now the UK’s Green Motion company has taken further steps towards expanding its environmentally driven business worldwide by selling its UK and Northern Ireland Master Country Franchise to Local Car and Van Rental Limited.

UPS putting eBike into package delivery service in Ft. Lauderdale

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UPS has launched an eBike that will deliver packages along Las Olas Boulevard and in surrounding neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

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UPS launches delivery eBike in Pittsburgh

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The company currently operates inner-city delivery projects with delivery on foot and by bike in Frankfurt, Offenbach, Hamburg, Munich, Oldenburg and Herne, Germany, as well as in Leuven and Mechelen, Belgium; Rome and Verona, Italy; Toulouse, France; and Dublin, Ireland.

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Ford and AccuWeather partner to bring MinuteCast hyper-local weather forecasting into vehicle

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The service is available for a growing list of countries worldwide including the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland and Japan. AccuWeather, a leader in digital weather information, is introducing its MinuteCast to Ford SYNC AppLink customers. The technology uses an exact street address or GPS location to provide minute-by-minute hyper-local weather forecasting, information about precipitation type, intensity and duration to the driver.

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