Tag: Ireland

Jun 14, 2022 - 05:15 pm

Jörg Hofmann leaves LEVC and joins Wrightbus

In the UK, Jörg Hofmann is leaving the London Electric Vehicle Company, which belongs to the Geely Group. From the 1 July Hofmann is to train his successor, Alex Nan, until the end of August. Jörg Hofmann will then join the Northern Irish bus manufacturer Wrightbus as CEO in September.

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Jun 14, 2022 - 04:03 pm

Ireland orders up to 800 Wrightbus electric buses

The National Transport Authority (NTA) of Ireland has entered into a framework agreement with Wrightbus for the supply of up to 800 battery-electric double-decker buses over a five-year period. Under this agreement, 120 StreetDeck Electroliners have already been placed on firm order.

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Jun 1, 2022 - 03:47 pm

EB Charging to install 600 EV chargers at Q-Park facilities

Parking space operator Q-Park has announced a deal with EB Charging (formerly Electric Blue, now owned by Blink Charging). They aim to roll out nearly 600 charging points across 80 sites in the UK and Ireland. These will add to existing charge points in their facilities.

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Feb 16, 2022 - 04:06 pm

Juice Technology expands into the UK and Ireland

The Swiss charging infrastructure provider Juice Technology is expanding into the UK and Ireland. The company has founded the London-based subsidiary Juice UK and Ireland Ltd for this purpose that will start off with a four-person sales team.

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Feb 13, 2022 - 01:42 pm

Zenobe sets up £241m for EV fleet expansion

UK electric vehicle fleet and battery storage provider Zenobe has established a multi-source debt structure of £241 million to accelerate the expansion of the EV fleet sector. The company aims to initially service and finance up to 430 new electric buses in the UK and Ireland.

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Feb 8, 2022 - 03:26 pm

Ireland provides funding for electric taxis

The Irish government has announced the re-launch of the electric vehicle taxi scheme, with a funding pot of €15 million allocated by the Department of Transport for 2022. The grants will enable owners of small public service vehicles, such as taxis, to buy electric vehicles.

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Dec 20, 2021 - 01:55 pm

Vertical Aerospace shares take-off since listing on NYSE

Britain’s electric air taxi startup Vertical Aerospace made its debut on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday after a blank-check SPAC deal valued at $2.2 billion got the go-ahead. It injects the company with 300 million in cash and has Vertical Aerospace looking to set up shop, perhaps in Ireland.

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Nov 16, 2021 - 12:00 pm

Polestar wants to double market reach by 2023

The electric car brand Polestar aims to increase its annual sales to 290,000 vehicles by the end of 2025 with expansion in existing and new markets and the introduction of three new models. By the end of 2023, Polestar should already be present in 30 markets – currently there are 14.

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Nov 11, 2021 - 04:41 pm

Saint-Gobain to install 4,500 Rolec charge points

Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland – one of the UK’s largest manufacturers and distributors of building solutions –  has signed a partnership with the charging manufacturer Rolec to support the delivery of a network of 1,000 charge points across Saint-Gobain’s sites, offices and retail branches over the next 5 years.

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Nov 8, 2021 - 12:43 pm

Ireland wants 1 million EVs on the road by 2030

The Irish government has presented a climate protection plan that also includes targets for electrification in the transport sector. A total of almost one million electric vehicles are to be on the country’s roads by 2030.

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Oct 20, 2021 - 04:35 pm

Ireland announces EV subsidy programme details for 2022

Ireland’s Department of Transport announced details of electric car subsidies in the coming year: 100 million euros will be made available for this purpose in 2022, almost twice as much as in 2021. Purchase subsidies for fully electric cars and vans will continue at existing levels.

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Aug 24, 2021 - 11:50 am

Tesla Model Y deliveries begin in Europe

Tesla has handed over the first Model Ys to customers in Europe. As social media posts show, the first handovers are in Germany, the Netherlands and Norway. There are also new rumours about the battery technology of the Model Y to be built at Giga Berlin.

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Aug 13, 2021 - 02:37 pm

NatWest bank to install 600 chargers by 2023

The British National Westminster Bank (NatWest) wants to install 600 charging points at its locations by 2023. The charging points will also be available for use by the bank’s customers. The contract to supply the charging infrastructure goes to the Engie brand Equans.

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Jul 20, 2021 - 10:57 am

BYD ADL signs deal to deliver up to 200 e-buses to Ireland

The electric bus building partnership BYD ADL announces it has signed a framework agreement with the National Transport Authority of Ireland (NTA). The deal includes an option for up to 200 battery-electric buses while a firm order for 45 e-buses was agreed at the same time.

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Jul 1, 2021 - 11:40 am

Audi to switch to agency sales model in 2023

Audi wants to begin selling its electric cars via the agency model from 2023, which VW has already been relying on since the start of its new electrification initiative last year. At Audi, the changeover is to take place “in a staggered manner in key European markets starting in 2023”.

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Jun 28, 2021 - 07:01 pm

Bird expands offer to include e-bikes

The kick-scooter rental company Bird is entering the sharing business with e-bikes. The provider will initially launch the Bird Bike this year in “select cities” in North America, and Italy, Spain, Germany, Ireland, and France in Europe.

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May 25, 2021 - 02:47 pm

EVBox installs charging systems with Kingspan

EVBox Group will supply Kingspan with just over 60 AC and DC charging stations to help the building materials manufacturer convert its corporate fleet to electric vehicles. The installation project will begin in the UK and Ireland before expanding to other regions.

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May 20, 2021 - 03:48 pm

DPD Ireland plans to utilise another 100 electric vans

DPD has announced plans to invest a further two million euros in decarbonizing its Irish fleet, with the aim of procuring 100 additional electric vehicles by the end of next year. DPD Ireland has already put 30 new electric delivery vans into service this year.

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Apr 20, 2021 - 12:17 pm

Ireland halves PHEV subsidies

The Irish government will adjust its purchase incentives for electric vehicles as of 1 July 2021. While pure electric cars will continue to be subsidised with 5,000 euros, the subsidy for plug-in hybrids will be halved from the current 5,000 to 2,500 euros.

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Mar 30, 2021 - 11:07 am

Do as I say, not as I do

The Irish government has now admitted that only 25 of more than 6,000 state-owned vehicles are electrically-powered. This was revealed as the Irish government is rolling out their Climate Action Bill, leading to much criticism from environmental groups at home.

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Mar 29, 2021 - 05:46 pm

Saint-Gobain electrifies fleet in the UK & Ireland

The British subsidiary of the French industrial group Saint-Gobain wants to convert its 3,000-plus company cars completely to electric and hybrid vehicles by the end of 2023. Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland has already included the first 100 VW ID.3 into the fleet.

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Mar 11, 2021 - 10:56 am

Nine European nations call for EU combustion phase-out

In a letter, the Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Greece, Malta, Ireland, Lithuania and Luxembourg call on the EU Commission to set a phase-out date for the sale of new passenger cars and light commercial vehicles with combustion engines in the EU that is in line with the goal of climate neutrality by 2050.

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Dec 22, 2020 - 08:06 pm

Ireland launches huge tender for electric double-deckers

Ireland’s national transport authority NTA published a tender for up to 800 all-electric double-decker buses for use in the country’s large cities, as well as on some town bus services. Buying is to start in the second half of 2022 over a period of five years.

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Dec 7, 2020 - 01:38 pm

EasyGo partners with Eir for rapid charging in Ireland

In Ireland, EV charging network provider EasyGo launched a partnership with telecoms company Eir to replace 180 public telephone booths with EV rapid charging points. Around €10 million are to be invested in the plan, and results are expected in January.

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Dec 3, 2020 - 09:09 pm

InstaVolt strikes a deal with KFC UK & Ireland

The charging station operator InstaVolt announced a significant partnership with the fried chicken fast-food giant KFC, which will see rapid chargers installed at up to 450 KFC drive-thru restaurants at locations across the UK and Ireland.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2022/06/14/jorg-hofmann-leaves-levc-and-joins-wrightbus/
14.06.2022 17:03