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# Electric Cars

This year
Watchdog warns about electric car 'zero emissions' claims
Volkswagen said it would include a disclaimer in future advertising if repeating the “zero driving emissions” claim.
Sale of new electric vehicles jumped 81% in 2022
15,262 new electric cars were licenced in 2022 compared to 8,554 in 2021.
Last year
FactCheck: Do emissions from making electric cars mean they are not ‘green’?
Tesla has been criticised over the mining needed to make their batteries.
New grant for people without driveways to access electric vehicle charging
People will also be able to apply for a home charger grant whether or not they own an EV.
All time
Debunked: No, this photo doesn't show a COP26 electric bus being towed by a diesel truck
Memes spreading on social media claim this photo is proof an electric bus broke down during COP26 and required a diesel truck to tow it.
The photo was shared widely online as proof that electric buses at COP26 were not reliable.
However, the bus in the photograph is actually a hydrogen fuel bus and was never used in Glasgow, writes Brianna Parkins
Low-cost loans and scrappage scheme to convince drivers to buy electric could be on the cards
Currently the government offers €5,000 grant to someone looking to buy an electric vehicle.
117,000 new cars registered in Ireland in 2019 and just 3% were electric
The government is expected to soon publish draft legislation banning the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030.
Taoiseach says he'll ditch his diesel car for hybrid 'if it makes sense'
Cabinet ministers launched the first progress report on the Climate Action Plan today.
ESB reveals charges electric car drivers will face for topping up their vehicle
Customers will have a choice of Pay As You Go or Membership to pay for the on-street fast chargers.
'I got into terrible trouble': Shane Ross on that social media speed bump, and why he went electric in the first place
We talked to the transport minister about ministerial cars, BusConnects, and getting on a bike with Eamon Ryan.
Local councils tasked with rolling out 1,000 on-street electric car charge points over the next 5 years
There are currently almost 1,100 public charge points available across the island of Ireland.
Electric car drivers will have to pay for charging with ESB set to announce cost next month
Once the price structure is announced next month, there will be a lead-in time of a few weeks before charging kicks in.
Done Deal says the number of people searching for electric cars has jumped by 244% since 2016
There are now 1,600 hybrid and electric vehicles rolling out of Irish showrooms every month.
Hybrid and electric car sales increase by 68.5% so far this year
Wicklow’s electric car sales jumped massively, while Longford’s hybrid car licencing jumped by almost 15%.
The perks, the costs and the end of free charging?: Here's what you need to know about switching to an electric car
By 2030, it wants one million electric cars on Irish roads. It’s a big ask.
Varadkar blaming Fianna Fáil for ministers using diesel cars is 'petty' and 'cheap', says Martin
Leo Varadkar said the government would move to ban petrol and diesel cars by 2030.
Government invests €20m to supply 50 new electric car charging points - is it enough?
The investment also included an upgrade of charging hubs at 50 locations, so that they charge electric cars faster.
More electric vehicles sold in Ireland so far this year than in whole of 2018
A total of 1,437 electric vehicles were registered so far this year.
Tesla to lay off thousands of employees due to 'very difficult' road ahead
“Our products are too expensive for most people,” Elon Musk said.
Take a look at the new Audi e-tron Quattro SUV
This is the first ever electric production model from Audi.
Audi has unveiled the futuristic interior of its new e-tron Quattro electric SUV
The all-electric SUV is set to go on sale by the end of this year.
Review: Think Tesla make the best electric cars? Jaguar's I-Pace SUV is here to change that
Still want that Tesla?
Kia has revealed the first images of the all-electric Niro
Battery and driving range details have also been released.
Our pick: 9 of the best electric and hybrid cars for modern families
EV, PHEV, or hybrid? We’ve got your covered.
The gardaí will soon be driving electric BMWs (well, some of them anyway)
Don’t get charged by the Garda in their new electric car.
The new Nissan Leaf powers electric motoring into the mainstream (by doing away with the brake pedal)
The new Leaf my just tempt more people to go electric.
From today, you can now get a bit of cash to install an electric car charger in your home
This is the latest initiative from the government to boost electric car sales in Ireland.
The Environment Minister took for a spin in his new e-car - and Michael Healy Rae might be next
The minister talks electric cars and why Michael Healy Rae is wrong to say they’re total rubbish.
A Louth firm that wanted to rival Tesla's electric sports car is going under
Swift Composite Prototypes has been placed into liquidation.
'Modest' plan to increase number of electric cars and 'measly' cycling investment
Eamon Ryan is not impressed by the €3 million allocated to improve cycling infrastructure.
The all-new Nissan Leaf goes 378km on a single charge
The new Nissan Leaf will be on sale in Europe from January 2018.
Review: The new Renault ZOE is long on range and easy on the pocket
Melanie May takes Renault’s updated EV for a test drive.
BMW announce: We'll make electric or hybrid versions of all cars from 2019
BMW Group is going to make electric or hybrid versions of every model and range that it builds.
Electric cars: Is Ireland, and the world, ready for them?
Britain has vowed to “end the sale of all conventional petrol and diesel cars” by 2040.
Eamon Ryan: 'Electric cars are about to go mainstream in a dramatic way'
We don’t make cars or batteries or charging stations but we can write the software and smart grid codes, writes Eamon Ryan.
The electric BMW i3 REx has a battery that just won't quit - but it'll cost you
We test BMW’s new electric car under real world Irish driving conditions.
The Tesla Model S is no ordinary car. We drove it to find out how it's different
We put the Tesla Model S through its paces on Irish roads.