Cork adds 76 new electric vehicles to fleet
The Irish city of Cork has put 76 electric vehicles into operation to replace internal combustion engines. Renault Kangoo Z.E., Nissan Leaf and Hyundai Kona are used by the city’s road and housing maintenance, park management and waste disposal staff. Weiterlesen
Daimler delivers EVs in Germany and Dublin
The transport company SWEG, headquartered in Lahr in the Black Forest in Germany, will bring the first Mercedes-Benz eCitaro REX from series production to the road. Daimler announced that two new Fuso eCanter that have gone into mail-delivery operation in Dublin. Weiterlesen
Quit smoking, buy a Tesla
If “stop smoking” was among your list of new year’s resolution, here’s just the push to see it through. An Irish couple saved so much when they quit cigarettes they were able to plan to buy a new Tesla. Weiterlesen
Ireland reshapes EV and charging subsidies
Ireland is reshaping its EV measures. Subsidies and some funds have been discontinued, while others have been extended or created. More funds have been allocated for electric vehicle purchase and charging infrastructure, and requirements on charging provisions in new buildings have been added. Weiterlesen
Ireland opts for 2030 combustion ban
Ireland is also aiming to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles from 2030. This is one of 180 measures in the Irish government’s published the Climate Action Plan, which covers all relevant sectors. Weiterlesen
China: Tesla’s Model 3 factory ready for orders
Tesla has opened the order books in China for the Model 3, which the EV manufacturer will produce in its Shanghai plant, which is still under construction. The first deliveries of the Model 3 from local production are scheduled to start in six to ten months. Weiterlesen
Charging networks in UK & Ireland opt for Fortum SaaS
Fortum of Finland is progressing beyond the Nordics as the company announces seven new partnerships with charge point operators in Great Britain and Ireland. The partners utilise Fortum’s cloud management solution as the company now offers software-as-a-service (SaaS). Weiterlesen
DPD Ireland to deliver with electric vehicles
The Irish brand of logistics operator DPD will invest 3.2 million euros in electrifying its fleet of vehicles. DPD Ireland launched the so-called ElectriCity roll-out in Dublin and says it will spread to other urban locations across Ireland over the next three years – if EV supply allows. Weiterlesen
Ireland: EasyGo.ie partners with Tritium in Ireland
EasyGo.ie, a privately-owned electric vehicle charging network in Ireland unveiled what it claims to be the first publicly-available DC charger in the country. EasyGi.ie announced plans to install 88 of Tritium’s DC rapid chargers by the end of 2020, with at least 20 to be deployed by the end of 2019. Weiterlesen
Ireland: An Post to deliver with 750 electric vehicles
An Post, the state-owned provider of postal services in Ireland, plans to purchase 750 electric vehicles by 2022, of which 200 will be on the roads this year. All deliveries in central Dublin are to be a 100% electric by the end of 2019 with other urban areas of Ireland to follow suit. Weiterlesen
GreenMobility electric car-sharing headed for Dublin
The Danish carsharing company GreenMobility wants to bring a fleet of 400 electric cars to the Irish capital this year. The service will meet competition in Dublin but will be the only carsharing that is EV-exclusive and with a fleet free-floating within the city limits. Weiterlesen
Project Ireland 2040 with €22bn for Climate Action
The Irish government has published its new national development plan ‘Project Ireland 2040’ which outlines the country’s move to a low carbon economy bolstered with 116 billion euros. 22bn have been earmarked for climate protection measures, including electric transport initiatives. Weiterlesen
UK, Ireland, Leeds, Ford, Malaysia.
UK to invest 1bn pounds in electric mobility: The British has government announced to spend 2.5bn pounds until 2021 to meet its climate targets, fixed in its “Clean Growth Strategy”. As part of this roadmap, 1bn pounds have been approved to promote electric and low-emission vehicles. The Clean Growth Strategy is detailing government spending between 2015 and 2021. In its update, the government also confirmed once more the aim to ban combustion-powered cars by 2040.
Ireland supports electric corporate fleets: In order to promote electric cars in company-owned fleets, the Irish government establishes a zero percent rate of Benefit-in-Kind for such vehicles. Existing EV incentives such as a purchase premium of up to 5,000 pounds and a reduction of the vehicle registration tax are going to be continued, too.
Leeds welcomes electric double decker: Bus company First Leeds is currently testing an all-electric double decker bus in Leeds. The vehicle called Metrodecker EV carries up to 99 passengers and provides a range of almost 150 miles. The bus company’s trial project is part of its plan to invest 71m pounds into the purchase of 284 ultra-low emissions buses.
Ford triples charging opportunities for staff: The U.S. carmaker says it will extend the amount of charging stations for its employees in North America from currently 200 to 600 within the next three years. The company explains this move by pointing at the fact that charging options at the workplace are a decisive criteria to opt for an electric vehicle purchase.
150 electric buses for Malaysia: GETS Global and Putrajaya Leisures & Services Group signed a MoU as both partners seek to bring 150 electric buses to the streets of Putrajaya. However, they take their time: The electric bus fleet shall not go into operation before 2025.