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. 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. By 2020, Ireland is expected to produce

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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A strong message from CarGurus:

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STRONGER DEMAND FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLES SIGNALS UK IS ACCELERATING TOWARD BORIS’ NEW 2030 PETROL AND DIESEL BAN. commented on the research, saying: "Banning the sale of all new petrol and diesel vehicles from 2030 will certainly present a challenge to the car industry.

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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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Ford Focus 1.0L EcoBoost model accounts for 23.3% of Focus orders in April in Europe

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The Euro 19 markets are: Austria, Belgium, Britain, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. The 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine is an example of an innovation arriving to market at just the right time, when customers are looking for a very fuel efficient but still-fun-to-drive petrol engine.

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Queen’s University Belfast researchers synthesize “porous liquid”; applications in more efficient chemical processes

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Scientists at Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, have synthesized a porous liquid with the potential for application in a wide range of new, more efficient and greener chemical processes including carbon capture. They are used for manufacturing a range of products from plastic bottles to petrol.

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Canoo Pickup, Kia EV6, Honda and Mini EV Plans: EV Week in Review – Mar 9-15

EV Adoption

Austria, Belgium, Greece, Ireland, Lithuania, Luxembourg and Malta also signed up. Another crazy week in the world of EVs, with lots of announcements on the automaker and battery front.

Global Gas Prices | Hybrid Sales

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A litre of petrol in many European countries is currently the equivalent of $7 per gallon gas (U.S). Ireland. how much do you pay for gas/petrol? 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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New UK carmaker unveils new plug-in hybrid

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The vehicle combines full electric mode for short distance travel and uses a petrol or bioethanol powered engine for long distance or motorway travel. The result gives us just under 50g/CO2 per km for the mix of electric and petrol used in the Government test. The manufacturing roll-out will be via small factories in UK and in Europe including Spain, France, Ireland, Denmark, and Holland.

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