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#Electric Cars

# electric-cars - This week 20th November 2022 - 26th November 2022

Fact Check: Do emissions from making electric cars mean they are not ‘green’?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Fact Check: Do emissions from making electric cars mean they are not ‘green’?

Thu 2:27 PM 19,057 Views 0 Comments

Tesla has been criticised over the mining needed to make their batteries.

# electric-cars - This year 2022

New grant for people without driveways to access electric vehicle charging
# Sucking Diesel
# Sucking Diesel

New grant for people without driveways to access electric vehicle charging

Jul 21st 2022, 9:15 AM 31,992 Views 51 Comments

People will also be able to apply for a home charger grant whether or not they own an EV.

# electric-cars - Last year 2021

Debunked: No, this photo doesn't show a COP26 electric bus being towed by a diesel truck
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Debunked: No, this photo doesn't show a COP26 electric bus being towed by a diesel truck

Nov 17th 2021, 12:05 AM 30,437 Views 0 Comments
  • 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
# Climate Action Plan
# Climate Action Plan

Low-cost loans and scrappage scheme to convince drivers to buy electric could be on the cards

Nov 4th 2021, 6:41 PM 57,803 Views 130 Comments

Currently the government offers €5,000 grant to someone looking to buy an electric vehicle.

# electric-cars - All time

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 35,654 Views 124 Comments

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'
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

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

Oct 31st 2019, 3:06 PM 24,184 Views 69 Comments

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
# 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 45,398 Views 130 Comments

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
# 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 54,470 Views 121 Comments

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
# 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 13,916 Views 80 Comments

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
# 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 75,960 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.

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 9,860 Views 36 Comments

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
# CSO
# CSO

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

Jul 8th 2019, 10:46 PM 22,310 Views 74 Comments

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
# 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 59,912 Views 155 Comments

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
# 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 25,440 Views 60 Comments

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?
# Range Anxiety
# Range Anxiety

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

Apr 5th 2019, 6:30 AM 41,622 Views 136 Comments

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
# 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 17,482 Views 66 Comments

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
# Electric Cars
# Electric Cars

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

Jan 18th 2019, 1:31 PM 51,840 Views 51 Comments

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

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 3,496 Views 0 Comments

This is the first ever electric production model from Audi.

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 2,317 Views 0 Comments

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
# 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 1,527 Views 1 Comment

Still want that Tesla?

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 2,769 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 77,724 Views 4 Comments

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

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 2,723 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 3,193 Views 2 Comments

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
# 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 31,567 Views 58 Comments

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

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 22,484 Views 73 Comments

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
# Swift

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

Oct 15th 2017, 8:15 AM 20,631 Views 22 Comments

Swift Composite Prototypes has been placed into liquidation.

'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 15,875 Views 53 Comments

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
# Nissan Leaf
# Nissan Leaf

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

Sep 11th 2017, 5:20 PM 3,752 Views 2 Comments

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
# Review
# Review

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

Aug 14th 2017, 3:29 PM 2,634 Views 1 Comment

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 Electrifies
# BMW Electrifies

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

Jul 31st 2017, 3:30 PM 790 Views 1 Comment

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?
# Electric Avenue
# Electric Avenue

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

Jul 29th 2017, 9:45 AM 20,702 Views 113 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jul 28th 2017, 6:30 AM 19,230 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.

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 5,415 Views 0 Comments

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
# 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 2,529 Views 2 Comments

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

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 18,928 Views 54 Comments

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

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 19,578 Views 3 Comments

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

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