Ireland orders 120 Wrightbus double-deck electric buses; up to 800 over five years

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Ireland’s National Transport Authority (NTA) has ordered 120 double-deck battery-electric buses from Bamford Bus Company (trading as Wrightbus). These will be the first battery-electric double-deck buses to be added to the national bus fleet in Ireland.

ESB and dCarbonX to partner on green hydrogen storage development in Ireland

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This partnership represents another milestone in Ireland’s emerging hydrogen economy as part of its transition to a low-carbon future. This partnership covers all subsea energy storage offshore in Ireland and will also support the creation of a proposed new Green Hydrogen Valley centered around the Poolbeg peninsula in Dublin, which will enable green hydrogen production and storage that can be used to decarbonize heavy transport, shipping, industry and power generation.

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EGEB: Ireland launches its first offshore wind auction

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In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): Ireland opens a consultation of its first offshore wind auction. more… The post EGEB: Ireland launches its first offshore wind auction appeared first on Electrek.

Equinor pulls out of Ireland, and a $2.3B floating offshore wind farm

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Norwegian wind giant Equinor is not only pulling out of what would be the Atlantic’s first floating offshore wind farm, it’s also pulling out of doing business in Ireland altogether. more… The post Equinor pulls out of Ireland, and a $2.3B

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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EGEB: Ireland to build the Atlantic’s first floating offshore wind farm

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In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): Ireland’s Moneypoint coal station will become a green energy hub that includes a floating offshore wind farm. more… The post EGEB: Ireland to build the Atlantic’s first floating offshore wind farm appeared first on Electrek.

Tesla’s profitability in Ireland doubles with Model 3 taking center stage

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Tesla’s profitability in Ireland more than doubled in 2020 compared to 2019, surging 256% as the electric vehicle movement took center stage in the European country. Tesla Motors Ireland Ltd., The report also states that Tesla Ireland held €863,089 in deposits at the end of 2020.

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.

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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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.

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

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, [.].

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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

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

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.

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

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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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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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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First all-electric Google Street View car is a Jaguar I-Pace with air quality sensors for Dublin

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Google worked with Jaguar Land Rover on the first all-electric Street View car that will be tasked with measuring air quality in Dublin, Ireland. For the past few years, Google has equipped its mapping vehicles with air pollution sensors.

Mayor of London launches England’s first hydrogen double-decker buses

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The buses were manufactured by Wrightbus in Northern Ireland, and the gas cylinders are manufactured by Luxfer in Nottingham. The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, launched England’s first hydrogen double-decker buses.

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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.

Volkswagen global EV production network grows with launch of second German site in Emden

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In many markets, the electric SUV jumped to the top of the sales charts in its very first year and was the best-selling all-electric vehicle in countries such as Denmark, Finland, Ireland or Sweden.

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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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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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Polestar hits 2021 sales target of 29,000 vehicles, up 185% y-o-y

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In the first half of 2022, Polestar plans to add Spain, Portugal and Ireland to its European market footprint, and enter the Middle East with presence in the UAE, Kuwait and Israel.

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Intel CEO predicts chips will be more than 20% of premium vehicle BOM by 2030

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The company has mow announced plans to establish committed foundry capacity at its fab in Ireland and launch the Intel Foundry Services Accelerator to help automotive chip designers transition to advanced nodes.

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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ACIA Aero Leasing LOI with Universal Hydrogen for up to 30 regional aircraft conversions to hydrogen power

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earlier post ) has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with ACIA Aero Leasing (ACIA), a regional aircraft lessor with offices in Ireland, France, Canada, Mauritius, and South Africa. Universal Hydrogen Co.

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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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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Vietnam-based e-bike start-up MODMO eyeing US market

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Developed in Ireland, and produced in Vietnam, MODMO was founded by 24-year-old company CEO Jack O’Sullivan. Vietnam-based e-bike start-up MODMO began delivering its flagship model, Saigon+, in Europe earlier this year; MSRP is €2,499 (US$3,041).