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#Electric Cars

# electric-cars - Thursday 2 January, 2020

117,000 new cars registered in Ireland in 2019 and just 3% were electric

The government is expected to soon publish draft legislation banning the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030.

# electric-cars - Thursday 31 October, 2019

Taoiseach says he'll ditch his diesel car for hybrid 'if it makes sense'

Cabinet ministers launched the first progress report on the Climate Action Plan today.

# electric-cars - Wednesday 23 October, 2019

ESB reveals charges electric car drivers will face for topping up their vehicle

Customers will have a choice of Pay As You Go or Membership to pay for the on-street fast chargers.

# electric-cars - Saturday 31 August, 2019

'I got into terrible trouble': Shane Ross on that social media speed bump, and why he went electric in the first place

We talked to the transport minister about ministerial cars, BusConnects, and getting on a bike with Eamon Ryan.

# electric-cars - Monday 26 August, 2019

Local councils tasked with rolling out 1,000 on-street electric car charge points over the next 5 years

There are currently almost 1,100 public charge points available across the island of Ireland.

# electric-cars - Friday 23 August, 2019

Electric car drivers will have to pay for charging with ESB set to announce cost next month

Once the price structure is announced next month, there will be a lead-in time of a few weeks before charging kicks in.

# electric-cars - Wednesday 10 July, 2019

Done Deal says the number of people searching for electric cars has jumped by 244% since 2016

There are now 1,600 hybrid and electric vehicles rolling out of Irish showrooms every month.

# electric-cars - Monday 8 July, 2019

Hybrid and electric car sales increase by 68.5% so far this year CSO

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%.

# electric-cars - Sunday 23 June, 2019

The perks, the costs and the end of free charging?: Here's what you need to know about switching to an electric car

By 2030, it wants one million electric cars on Irish roads. It’s a big ask.

# electric-cars - Tuesday 18 June, 2019

Varadkar blaming Fianna Fáil for ministers using diesel cars is 'petty' and 'cheap', says Martin

Leo Varadkar said the government would move to ban petrol and diesel cars by 2030.

# electric-cars - Friday 5 April, 2019

Government invests €20m to supply 50 new electric car charging points - is it enough?

The investment also included an upgrade of charging hubs at 50 locations, so that they charge electric cars faster.

# electric-cars - Monday 1 April, 2019

More electric vehicles sold in Ireland so far this year than in whole of 2018

A total of 1,437 electric vehicles were registered so far this year.

# electric-cars - Friday 18 January, 2019

Tesla to lay off thousands of employees due to 'very difficult' road ahead

“Our products are too expensive for most people,” Elon Musk said.

# electric-cars - Monday 24 September, 2018

Take a look at the new Audi e-tron Quattro SUV

This is the first ever electric production model from Audi.

# electric-cars - Monday 9 July, 2018

Audi has unveiled the futuristic interior of its new e-tron Quattro electric SUV

The all-electric SUV is set to go on sale by the end of this year.

# electric-cars - Monday 18 June, 2018

5 brand new electric vehicles that can be yours for under €35k

Owning an EV will help you cut motoring costs as well as tailpipe emissions.

# electric-cars - Friday 1 June, 2018

# electric-cars - Monday 14 May, 2018

Kia has revealed the first images of the all-electric Niro

Battery and driving range details have also been released.

Our pick: 9 of the best electric and hybrid cars for modern families

EV, PHEV, or hybrid? We’ve got your covered.

# electric-cars - Monday 23 April, 2018

5 of the slickest electric cars for a range of budgets

Cut costs and reduce emissions with an electric vehicle.

# electric-cars - Monday 19 February, 2018

5 Tesla Model S variants on the market right now

Here’s your chance to own the most talked about car of the last decade.

# electric-cars - Monday 22 January, 2018

The gardaí will soon be driving electric BMWs (well, some of them anyway)

Don’t get charged by the Garda in their new electric car.

The new Nissan Leaf powers electric motoring into the mainstream (by doing away with the brake pedal)

The new Leaf my just tempt more people to go electric.

# electric-cars - Monday 1 January, 2018

From today, you can now get a bit of cash to install an electric car charger in your home

This is the latest initiative from the government to boost electric car sales in Ireland.

# electric-cars - Monday 30 October, 2017

The Environment Minister took for a spin in his new e-car - and Michael Healy Rae might be next Driving Mr Naughten This post contains videos

The Environment Minister took for a spin in his new e-car - and Michael Healy Rae might be next

The minister talks electric cars and why Michael Healy Rae is wrong to say they’re total rubbish.

# electric-cars - Sunday 15 October, 2017

A Louth firm that wanted to rival Tesla's electric sports car is going under

Swift Composite Prototypes has been placed into liquidation.

# electric-cars - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

'Modest' plan to increase number of electric cars and 'measly' cycling investment

Eamon Ryan is not impressed by the €3 million allocated to improve cycling infrastructure.

# electric-cars - Monday 11 September, 2017

The all-new Nissan Leaf goes 378km on a single charge

The new Nissan Leaf will be on sale in Europe from January 2018.

# electric-cars - Monday 14 August, 2017

Review: The new Renault ZOE is long on range and easy on the pocket

Melanie May takes Renault’s updated EV for a test drive.

# electric-cars - Monday 31 July, 2017

BMW announce: We'll make electric or hybrid versions of all cars from 2019

BMW Group is going to make electric or hybrid versions of every model and range that it builds.

# electric-cars - Saturday 29 July, 2017

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.

# electric-cars - Friday 28 July, 2017

Eamon Ryan: 'Electric cars are about to go mainstream in a dramatic way'

We don’t make cars or batteries or charging stations but we can write the software and smart grid codes, writes Eamon Ryan.

# electric-cars - Monday 26 June, 2017

The electric BMW i3 REx has a battery that just won't quit - but it'll cost you

We test BMW’s new electric car under real world Irish driving conditions.

# electric-cars - Monday 8 May, 2017

The Tesla Model S is no ordinary car. We drove it to find out how it's different

We put the Tesla Model S through its paces on Irish roads.

# electric-cars - Saturday 29 April, 2017

Autopilot and Ludicrous mode: These high-tech Tesla electric cars have arrived in Ireland

The American motor and energy company opened its first showroom in Ireland this week.

# electric-cars - Thursday 13 April, 2017

How far can you go in an all-electric Nissan Leaf? We put it to the test

Just how practical and cheap to run is the Nissan Leaf? We gave it a try.

# electric-cars - Monday 21 November, 2016

Jaguar's new electric SUV does 0-100kph in four seconds

Jaguar creates an electric concept with supercar styling, sports car performance and SUV space.

The Ioniq is Hyundai's new electric car

One body, three powertrains.

# electric-cars - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

Tesla's electric cars are now available in Ireland ... prices start from €81,000

Tesla says autopilot capabilities can be enabled in the vehicles to make motorway driving safer.

# electric-cars - Monday 25 July, 2016

Dream car of the week: Tesla Model S P90d

Every week we bring you a dream car, you know, the one you’d buy if you won the lottery.

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