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# electric vehicles

January 2023
# Charging up
Seven in ten Irish car buyers considering purchase of an electric vehicle
Two electric cars and a hybrid ranked in the top five most in-demand new cars of 2022.
# buzzing
Electric vehicle charging points to be rolled out at sport, retail and tourism hotspots
The government also plans to make a fast charger available every 60km on motorways under a new strategy.
# Your Say
Poll: Would more charging points encourage you to buy an electric vehicle?
€100 million will be set aside in a new strategy for more public EV charging infrastructure.
# electric vehicles
High-powered EV chargers to be installed every 60km along all main roads under new Govt plan
€100 million fund to provide chargers along the main road network.
# Transport
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
# Climate
Government ‘on track’ to reach target of 950,000 electric vehicles, says Ryan
Ryan says the government will launch a new €100 million strategy next month that will see more charging stations installed.
# going electric
Electric vehicle recharging infrastructure must be installed in new homes under new regulations
There are currently over 45,000 electric vehicles registered on Irish roads.
# EVs
Number of new electric cars licensed in Ireland jumps by 82% when compared to last year
Between January and October of this year, 14,707 new electric private cars were licensed.
# Transport
'Ridiculously low': Just 33 public EV charge points in 3 counties approved under govt scheme
The scheme was first announced in 2019.
Eamon Ryan says 'we have to do more' as greenhouse gas emissions top pre-pandemic levels
New grant for people without driveways to access electric vehicle charging
# Sucking diesel
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.
# Inflation
Online interest in electric vehicles peaked in Ireland as fuel costs soared
Used car prices have inflated by 53% compared to the start of 2020 before the pandemic.
All time
# Environment
Ryan announces €60m in funding for community climate projects
Ryan also announced the launch of a new National Dialogue on Climate Action
# budget 2022
Electric cars 'not yet affordable' for many as Ireland pushes for a million on the road by 2030
Minister of State Hildegarde Naughton yesterday described this as “an ambitious” target.
# cleaner transport
NTA looking to buy up to 800 double-decker electric buses over five-year period
The first of these buses won’t arrive until the second half of 2022.
# climate action
Motorists 'should reassess electric' when buying new cars as laws banning petrol, diesel cars being drafted
The minister said grants and subsidies will be removed ‘in due course’ for motorists buying electric vehicles.
# budget 2020
What will the newly-announced 'Just Transition Commissioner’ for Bord na Móna do?
Brexit and Climate Action were to the two overriding focuses in this year’s Budget.
# Ireland's climate crisis
'We are on the road to nowhere': Are electric cars and chargers enough to cut our transport emissions?
Transport is a huge contributor to Ireland’s global emissions and tackling them is a major challenge.
# fuel tax
Increase in electric car take-up 'could pose a substantial risk to stability of the State’s finances'
A schedule of declining supports to buy electric cars should be considered, states department review.
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%.
# Climate Change
More electric vehicles and no congestion charge for cities: Here's what you need to know about the new Climate Action Plan
A scrappage scheme to encourage the uptake of EVs is to be considered.
# Mercedes EQC
Mercedes has unveiled its first all-electric SUV
The Mercedes EQC is expected to arrive September 2019.
# she's electric
Going electric: Here's how much it actually costs to run an EV for a year
We tot up what you’ll spend versus a standard diesel engine.
# AutoBEST EV test
How far can electric cars really go? Here are the first independent range test results
AutoBest jury members from all around Europe tested 10 EVs with range of at least 200km.
# Electric feels
Street lamps to be used as electric vehicle charging points in trial
The installation of the point is expected to be completed within two months.
# Tokyo Motor Show
The future is fun: 5 cutting-edge concept cars designed for real drivers
Surprisingly, some of the most exciting concepts at the Tokyo Motor Show still have steering wheels.
# Polestar 1
Volvo's Polestar performance brand unveils its first car: the Polestar 1
600hp and 1,00Nm of torque for the first car to carry the Polestar on the bonnet.
# electric avenue
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.
# Renault Zoe 40
The new extended range Renault Zoe has arrived in Ireland
The Renault Zoe Z.E. 40 has the longest claimed range of any mainstream electric vehicle.
# Skoda Vision E
Here is Skoda's first fully-electric car (well, concept car anyway)
The Vision E will debut at the Shanghai Motor Show.
# Volkswagen Sedric
Meet SeDriC, VW's self-driving taxi that will pick your kids up for you
Sedric is the first fully autonomous vehicle from Volkswagen.
# electric vehicles
How far can you get in an electric car? (The Irish landmarks version)
Got a motoring question or looking for some advice? We’re here to help.
# Dear Driver
Can you get all the way from Dublin to Cork in an electric car?
Got a motoring question or looking for some advice? We’re here to help.
# Done Deal of the week
DoneDeal of the Week: This 2014 electric Nissan Leaf which comes with a home charger
Matched up against the funky Renault Zoe.
# Paris Motor Show
Mercedes-Benz gives a look at its all-electric car of the future
The automaker shows how electric cars can soon move into the fast lane.
# donedeal of the week
DoneDeal of the week: Two electric vehicles with a lot to offer
This week we have two EVs that rival their petrol or diesel counterparts.
# kinetic energy
Audi eROT system turns bumpy roads into electricity
The new suspension system converts kinetic energy into usable power.
# Elon musk
This tech billionaire thinks your car will make you money when you're not using it
It all ties into Tesla Motors’ ultimate goal of developing its electric cars and creating a sustainable future.
# Energy
Is Ireland changing its attitude to electric cars?
In 2015, over 500 new electric cars were supported through the government grant scheme.