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Wednesday 1 February 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Electric

Last year
2022
# 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.
# Electric
Hairs raised and roof lifted at MSG as Taylor and Serrano make weight for title showdown
The Irish turned out in force, with plenty of Puerto Rican noise too, as Saturday night’s protagonists faced off on stage.
# Electric
Dazzling Baloucoune makes point to Andy Farrell in Ulster victory over Connacht
The winger responded to his exclusion from the Six Nations squad to face Wales by scoring two tries.
All time
# shocking news
Newly discovered, high-voltage electric eels found to be living in the Amazon
For centuries, it was believed that a single species existed throughout the region known as Greater Amazonia.
# 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.
# unwanted
'Would it be weird if I kissed you?': Workman sacked after propositioning woman in her own home
The woman has made a statement to gardaí.
# pilotless pilot
Pilotless flying taxis are being developed and trialled in New Zealand
Regulators late today approved plans to develop and test the futuristic air taxis.
# Electrocution
'It doesn't give the fish a chance': Irish MEPs urged to vote against electric pulse fishing
The practice involves dragging an electrified net across the sea floor, stunning all of the marine life in its path.
# The Moyesiah
After power cut delay, a rejuvenated West Ham surge to another big result over sorry Stoke
Marko Arnautovic scored against his former club as Mark Hughes continues to struggle with the Potters.
# Your Say
Poll: Will your next car be an electric car?
The UK plans to phase out petrol and diesel cars by 2040, while Volvo will stop producing petrol cars in 2019.
# Your Say
Poll: Would you buy an electric car?
AA Ireland said there is now an improved range which makes them more affordable to the average motorist.
# who holds back
Charging your electric car in Dublin? Make sure you don't get clamped
We spotted one unlucky motorist clamped while charging in Dublin city this week.
# zoom
Someone set a world record for the fastest-ever electric skateboard run
Yes, that’s a thing now.
# striking a balance
You need a driver's licence to use these weird-looking scooters
They’ve been banned in London, but what’s the law surrounding self-balancing scooters in Ireland?
# rave in the woods
23 photos that perfectly sum up Electric Picnic 2015
What a weekend that was.
# Eel's electric
An electric eel shocks its prey like a Taser
It can make its prey twitch so it can eat it.
# Electric Dreams
7 distressing tweets and images from Electric Picnic... already
It can’t rain all the time…
# Extreme Hoarders
Rogue collectors and hoarders are making Ireland miss recycling targets
Stop holding on to those old fridges.
# sorted for e-cars
You can now find a plug-in point for your electric car "every 60km"
What do you mean you don’t have an electric car? Get with the programme.
# In the dark
"Social responsibility" reminder for Electric Ireland after street lights blackout
Two more Kildare estates have received letters saying their electricity could be switched off.
# Kilcock
Street lighting close to being restored at unfinished estate
Residents are disappointed at the lack of direct contact from Kildare County Council.
# great electric drive
Are you tyred of petrol or diesel? ESB is offering up electric cars for trial
The company is looking for 24 ecar ambassadors to trial the vehicles over a 4-month period.
# power cut
Power outages in Dublin and Cork
In Glassmore, Swords a fault has caused a power outage for around 21 houses and a fault in Cloyne, Co Cork means around 42 houses are without electricity.
# she's electric
Electric cars get a vintage twist...
The newest electic car harks back to the Del Boy years, no? We still like it though.
Voices
Column: Why I'm bringing the DeLorean back - as an electric car
Electricity is more readily available and cheaper than petrol, but people need to be converted to electric cars and realise that you can still get high performance from those vehicles, writes Stephen Wynne.