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#Electric Cars

# electric-cars - Thursday 2 January, 2020

117,000 new cars registered in Ireland in 2019 and just 3% were electric
# On The Road
# On The Road

117,000 new cars registered in Ireland in 2019 and just 3% were electric

Jan 2nd 2020, 2:41 PM 35,517 Views 124 Comments

The government is expected to soon publish draft legislation banning the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030.

# electric-cars - Thursday 31 October, 2019

Taoiseach says he'll ditch his diesel car for hybrid 'if it makes sense'
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

Taoiseach says he'll ditch his diesel car for hybrid 'if it makes sense'

Oct 31st 2019, 3:06 PM 24,105 Views 69 Comments

Cabinet ministers launched the first progress report on the Climate Action Plan today.

# electric-cars - Wednesday 23 October, 2019

ESB reveals charges electric car drivers will face for topping up their vehicle
# Pay As You Go
# Pay As You Go

ESB reveals charges electric car drivers will face for topping up their vehicle

Oct 23rd 2019, 10:46 AM 45,308 Views 130 Comments

Customers will have a choice of Pay As You Go or Membership to pay for the on-street fast chargers.

# electric-cars - Saturday 31 August, 2019

'I got into terrible trouble': Shane Ross on that social media speed bump, and why he went electric in the first place
# Electric Cars
# Electric Cars

'I got into terrible trouble': Shane Ross on that social media speed bump, and why he went electric in the first place

Aug 31st 2019, 12:05 AM 54,392 Views 121 Comments

We talked to the transport minister about ministerial cars, BusConnects, and getting on a bike with Eamon Ryan.

# electric-cars - Monday 26 August, 2019

Local councils tasked with rolling out 1,000 on-street electric car charge points over the next 5 years
# Electric Cars
# Electric Cars

Local councils tasked with rolling out 1,000 on-street electric car charge points over the next 5 years

Aug 26th 2019, 6:10 AM 13,879 Views 80 Comments

There are currently almost 1,100 public charge points available across the island of Ireland.

# electric-cars - Friday 23 August, 2019

Electric car drivers will have to pay for charging with ESB set to announce cost next month
# End Of Free Charging
# End Of Free Charging

Electric car drivers will have to pay for charging with ESB set to announce cost next month

Aug 23rd 2019, 11:58 AM 75,808 Views 198 Comments

Once the price structure is announced next month, there will be a lead-in time of a few weeks before charging kicks in.

# electric-cars - Wednesday 10 July, 2019

Done Deal says the number of people searching for electric cars has jumped by 244% since 2016
# On The Charge
# On The Charge

Done Deal says the number of people searching for electric cars has jumped by 244% since 2016

Jul 10th 2019, 6:15 AM 9,814 Views 36 Comments

There are now 1,600 hybrid and electric vehicles rolling out of Irish showrooms every month.

# electric-cars - Monday 8 July, 2019

Hybrid and electric car sales increase by 68.5% so far this year
# CSO
# CSO

Hybrid and electric car sales increase by 68.5% so far this year

Jul 8th 2019, 10:46 PM 22,265 Views 74 Comments

Wicklow’s electric car sales jumped massively, while Longford’s hybrid car licencing jumped by almost 15%.

# electric-cars - Sunday 23 June, 2019

The perks, the costs and the end of free charging?: Here's what you need to know about switching to an electric car
# Petrol Versus Ev
# Petrol Versus Ev

The perks, the costs and the end of free charging?: Here's what you need to know about switching to an electric car

Jun 23rd 2019, 7:45 AM 59,597 Views 155 Comments

By 2030, it wants one million electric cars on Irish roads. It’s a big ask.

# electric-cars - Tuesday 18 June, 2019

Varadkar blaming Fianna Fáil for ministers using diesel cars is 'petty' and 'cheap', says Martin
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Varadkar blaming Fianna Fáil for ministers using diesel cars is 'petty' and 'cheap', says Martin

Jun 18th 2019, 3:14 PM 25,390 Views 60 Comments

Leo Varadkar said the government would move to ban petrol and diesel cars by 2030.

# electric-cars - Friday 5 April, 2019

Government invests €20m to supply 50 new electric car charging points - is it enough?
# Range Anxiety
# Range Anxiety

Government invests €20m to supply 50 new electric car charging points - is it enough?

Apr 5th 2019, 6:30 AM 41,398 Views 136 Comments

The investment also included an upgrade of charging hubs at 50 locations, so that they charge electric cars faster.

# electric-cars - Monday 1 April, 2019

More electric vehicles sold in Ireland so far this year than in whole of 2018
# Beep Beep
# Beep Beep

More electric vehicles sold in Ireland so far this year than in whole of 2018

Apr 1st 2019, 2:17 PM 17,451 Views 66 Comments

A total of 1,437 electric vehicles were registered so far this year.

# electric-cars - Friday 18 January, 2019

Tesla to lay off thousands of employees due to 'very difficult' road ahead
# Electric Cars
# Electric Cars

Tesla to lay off thousands of employees due to 'very difficult' road ahead

Jan 18th 2019, 1:31 PM 51,815 Views 47 Comments

“Our products are too expensive for most people,” Elon Musk said.

# electric-cars - Monday 24 September, 2018

Take a look at the new Audi e-tron Quattro SUV
# Audi E-Tron Quattro
# Audi E-Tron Quattro

Take a look at the new Audi e-tron Quattro SUV

Sep 24th 2018, 3:02 PM 3,469 Views 0 Comments

This is the first ever electric production model from Audi.

# electric-cars - Monday 9 July, 2018

Audi has unveiled the futuristic interior of its new e-tron Quattro electric SUV
# Audi E-Tron Quattro
# Audi E-Tron Quattro

Audi has unveiled the futuristic interior of its new e-tron Quattro electric SUV

Jul 9th 2018, 4:13 PM 2,305 Views 0 Comments

The all-electric SUV is set to go on sale by the end of this year.

# electric-cars - Monday 18 June, 2018

# electric-cars - Friday 1 June, 2018

Review: Think Tesla make the best electric cars? Jaguar's I-Pace SUV is here to change that
# Review
# Review

Review: Think Tesla make the best electric cars? Jaguar's I-Pace SUV is here to change that

Jun 1st 2018, 3:49 PM 1,497 Views 1 Comment

Still want that Tesla?

# electric-cars - Monday 14 May, 2018

Kia has revealed the first images of the all-electric Niro
# Kia Niro EV
# Kia Niro EV

Kia has revealed the first images of the all-electric Niro

May 14th 2018, 3:52 PM 2,712 Views 0 Comments

Battery and driving range details have also been released.

Our pick: 9 of the best electric and hybrid cars for modern families
# Eco-friendly Family Cars
# Eco-friendly Family Cars

Our pick: 9 of the best electric and hybrid cars for modern families

May 14th 2018, 3:29 PM 77,374 Views 4 Comments

EV, PHEV, or hybrid? We’ve got your covered.

# electric-cars - Monday 23 April, 2018

# electric-cars - Monday 19 February, 2018

# electric-cars - Monday 22 January, 2018

The gardaí will soon be driving electric BMWs (well, some of them anyway)
# Motor Magazine
# Motor Magazine

The gardaí will soon be driving electric BMWs (well, some of them anyway)

Jan 22nd 2018, 3:10 PM 2,664 Views 4 Comments

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)
# Review
# Review

The new Nissan Leaf powers electric motoring into the mainstream (by doing away with the brake pedal)

Jan 22nd 2018, 3:08 PM 3,162 Views 2 Comments

The new Leaf my just tempt more people to go electric.

# electric-cars - Monday 1 January, 2018

From today, you can now get a bit of cash to install an electric car charger in your home
# Charge It Up
# Charge It Up

From today, you can now get a bit of cash to install an electric car charger in your home

Jan 1st 2018, 4:45 PM 31,543 Views 58 Comments

This is the latest initiative from the government to boost electric car sales in Ireland.

# electric-cars - Monday 30 October, 2017

The Environment Minister took TheJournal.ie for a spin in his new e-car - and Michael Healy Rae might be next
# Driving Mr Naughten
# Driving Mr Naughten

The Environment Minister took TheJournal.ie for a spin in his new e-car - and Michael Healy Rae might be next

Oct 30th 2017, 6:30 AM 22,457 Views 75 Comments

The minister talks electric cars and why Michael Healy Rae is wrong to say they’re total rubbish.

# electric-cars - Sunday 15 October, 2017

A Louth firm that wanted to rival Tesla's electric sports car is going under
# Swift
# Swift

A Louth firm that wanted to rival Tesla's electric sports car is going under

Oct 15th 2017, 8:15 AM 20,574 Views 22 Comments

Swift Composite Prototypes has been placed into liquidation.

# electric-cars - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

'Modest' plan to increase number of electric cars and 'measly' cycling investment
# On Your Bike
# On Your Bike

'Modest' plan to increase number of electric cars and 'measly' cycling investment

Oct 10th 2017, 3:39 PM 15,848 Views 53 Comments

Eamon Ryan is not impressed by the €3 million allocated to improve cycling infrastructure.

# electric-cars - Monday 11 September, 2017

The all-new Nissan Leaf goes 378km on a single charge
# Nissan Leaf
# Nissan Leaf

The all-new Nissan Leaf goes 378km on a single charge

Sep 11th 2017, 5:20 PM 3,737 Views 2 Comments

The new Nissan Leaf will be on sale in Europe from January 2018.

# electric-cars - Monday 14 August, 2017

Review: The new Renault ZOE is long on range and easy on the pocket
# Review
# Review

Review: The new Renault ZOE is long on range and easy on the pocket

Aug 14th 2017, 3:29 PM 2,600 Views 1 Comment

Melanie May takes Renault’s updated EV for a test drive.

# electric-cars - Monday 31 July, 2017

BMW announce: We'll make electric or hybrid versions of all cars from 2019
# BMW Electrifies
# BMW Electrifies

BMW announce: We'll make electric or hybrid versions of all cars from 2019

Jul 31st 2017, 3:30 PM 774 Views 1 Comment

BMW Group is going to make electric or hybrid versions of every model and range that it builds.

# electric-cars - Saturday 29 July, 2017

Electric cars: Is Ireland, and the world, ready for them?
# Electric Avenue
# Electric Avenue

Electric cars: Is Ireland, and the world, ready for them?

Jul 29th 2017, 9:45 AM 20,600 Views 113 Comments

Britain has vowed to “end the sale of all conventional petrol and diesel cars” by 2040.

# electric-cars - Friday 28 July, 2017

Eamon Ryan: 'Electric cars are about to go mainstream in a dramatic way'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Eamon Ryan: 'Electric cars are about to go mainstream in a dramatic way'

Jul 28th 2017, 6:30 AM 19,147 Views 180 Comments

We don’t make cars or batteries or charging stations but we can write the software and smart grid codes, writes Eamon Ryan.

# electric-cars - Monday 26 June, 2017

The electric BMW i3 REx has a battery that just won't quit - but it'll cost you
# Review
# Review

The electric BMW i3 REx has a battery that just won't quit - but it'll cost you

Jun 26th 2017, 3:27 PM 5,338 Views 0 Comments

We test BMW’s new electric car under real world Irish driving conditions.

# electric-cars - Monday 8 May, 2017

The Tesla Model S is no ordinary car. We drove it to find out how it's different
# Car Review
# Car Review

The Tesla Model S is no ordinary car. We drove it to find out how it's different

May 8th 2017, 5:54 PM 2,493 Views 2 Comments

We put the Tesla Model S through its paces on Irish roads.

# electric-cars - Saturday 29 April, 2017

Autopilot and Ludicrous mode: These high-tech Tesla electric cars have arrived in Ireland
# Vroom
# Vroom

Autopilot and Ludicrous mode: These high-tech Tesla electric cars have arrived in Ireland

Apr 29th 2017, 9:05 PM 18,902 Views 54 Comments

The American motor and energy company opened its first showroom in Ireland this week.

# electric-cars - Thursday 13 April, 2017

How far can you go in an all-electric Nissan Leaf? We put it to the test
# Nissan Leaf
# Nissan Leaf

How far can you go in an all-electric Nissan Leaf? We put it to the test

Apr 13th 2017, 2:14 PM 18,804 Views 3 Comments

Just how practical and cheap to run is the Nissan Leaf? We gave it a try.

# electric-cars - Monday 21 November, 2016

Jaguar's new electric SUV does 0-100kph in four seconds
# Concept Cars
# Concept Cars

Jaguar's new electric SUV does 0-100kph in four seconds

Nov 21st 2016, 2:44 PM 783 Views 1 Comment

Jaguar creates an electric concept with supercar styling, sports car performance and SUV space.

The Ioniq is Hyundai's new electric car
# Hyundai Ioniq
# Hyundai Ioniq

The Ioniq is Hyundai's new electric car

Nov 21st 2016, 2:42 PM 1,050 Views 1 Comment

One body, three powertrains.

# electric-cars - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

Tesla's electric cars are now available in Ireland ... prices start from €81,000
# Electric Avenue
# Electric Avenue

Tesla's electric cars are now available in Ireland ... prices start from €81,000

Nov 2nd 2016, 11:46 AM 32,917 Views 110 Comments

Tesla says autopilot capabilities can be enabled in the vehicles to make motorway driving safer.

# electric-cars - Monday 25 July, 2016

Dream car of the week: Tesla Model S P90d
# Dream Car
# Dream Car

Dream car of the week: Tesla Model S P90d

Jul 25th 2016, 12:59 PM 4,677 Views 8 Comments

Every week we bring you a dream car, you know, the one you’d buy if you won the lottery.

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