Ifac reminds employers about incentives for electric vehicles

With the Government’s ambitious target to have almost a million electric vehicles on the road by 2030, Ifac, Ireland’s farming, food and agribusiness specialist professional services firm, is reminding farmers and other business owners that generous grants and incentives are available for employers who provide their employees with electric vehicles. The advantages of electric vehicles include […]

Over 25,000 New Cars Registered in January, significant growth for electric and hybrid vehicles

The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI), today released the official 221 new vehicle registration figures for January. New cars registrations for the month of January are down slightly -0.2% (25,093) when compared to January 2021 (25,140). Light Commercial vehicles (LCV) are up slightly 0.7% (5,055) compared to January last year (5,022). HGV (Heavy […]

November New Car Registrations up 24%: EV supports vital to create a viable used car market

Recent and sudden removal of the PHEV Grant sends a bad signal to motorists and the Industry. 1,131 new cars registrations for November compared to 913 in November 2020 (+23.9%) and 761 in November 2019 (+48.6%). 104,563 new cars registered year to date compared to 87,724 for the same period in 2020 (+19.2%) and 116,885 […]

Study identifies nature and potential demand for skills within the Renewable Energy, Residential Retrofit and Electric Vehicle sectors

Minister of State for Business, Employment and Retail, Damien English TD, the Minister for Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan TD, and Minister of State for Communications and the Circular Economy, Ossian Smyth TD today launched a new report by the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs (EGFSN) – ‘Skills for Zero Carbon – The […]

New research commissioned by Circle K reveals over half of Irish motorists believe they will be driving electric vehicles by 2030

Over half (53%) of Irish motorists say they will be driving an electric vehicle (EV) by 2030 to reduce CO2 emissions Two in five would consider switching to an electric vehicle within the next three years, with almost two thirds (64%) of 18-24-year-olds considering the switch Over two fifths (43%) will rely on forecourts for […]

1 In 3 Plan To Explore Electric Options When Next Changing Vehicle – AA Ireland

Almost a third of Irish motorists admit they are open to purchasing an electric vehicle when they next change their car, according to recent research from AA Ireland. In response to an AA Rescue survey of over 5,000, 30.81% of respondents stated that while they were unsure what kind of vehicle they would purchase when […]

E.ON Launch New ‘Freedom Is Electric’ Campaign

The world’s only fully electric monster truck, a 200mph EV superbike and an all-electric 240mph zero emissions supercar prototype have all been brought together in a new film by energy provider E.ON. The ‘Freedom is Electric’ campaign (www.eon.com/freedomiselectric) highlights the diversity of the world of electric vehicles, charged using E.ON’s fast-charging technology, which will be […]

MEPs Back Mandatory Infrastructure For Electric Vehicles– Sean Kelly MEP

The European Parliament’s Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) has voted for mandatory electro mobility requirements in buildings as part of the ongoing review of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive. Speaking after the vote on Wednesday, the Leader of Fine Gael in the European Parliament, Seán Kelly MEP, welcomed the provisions as “a vital […]

Electric vehicle charge points launched

Energy Minister Eamon Ryan and ESB Chief Executive, Padraig McManus, today launched the country’s first Electric Vehicle charge points. The charge points were unveiled in Dublin city centre and mark the beginning of a nationwide infrastructure that will revolutionise transport in Ireland. Charge points will eventually be installed in homes, on-street and along motor-ways throughout […]