Industry highlights week 13 – 17 Jun 2022

Electric buses announced to "transition to a zero-emission bus fleet"

Transport chiefs have announced the game-changing purchase of 120 new fully electric buses for Ireland. The historic €80.4 million deal with Antrim’s Wrightbus is aimed at helping the country decarbonise its transport fleet.

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ID.4 and Ioniq 5 battle it out in EV stakes

With 8,261 electric cars sold year to date in Ireland at the end of May, EV sales are almost equal their full year sales for 2021. The biggest selling model was Volkswagen’s ID.4 with 1,132 units, with Hyundai’s Ioniq 5 snapping at its heels literally on 1,127 units.

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Plans for 1,650 electric car charge points across Dublin by 2025

With Ireland’s Climate Action Plan (CAP) targeting 100pc electric vehicle sales by 2030, Dublin – representing 25pc of the national car fleet – is expected to play a significant role in the decarbonisation of our transport system.

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V2G charge points can improve the battery life of EVs, project finds

A government-funded project which has seen vehicle-to-grid (V2G) chargers deployed in a range of locations across England to gain technical, customer and commercial insights on emerging V2G technology has concluded that the charge points can improve battery life in electric vehicles (EVs) and reduce carbon emissions and costs of charging.

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First audi charging hub a success, three more coming this year

Audi’s first charging hub in Nuremberg, Germany, has proven popular with local EV drivers. Citing “overwhelmingly positive” feedback following the pilot phase, Audi has announced a second charging hub pilot site in downtown Zürich, Switzerland, opening in the second half of the year.

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Industry highlights week 11 – 15 December 2023

Alfa Romeo has confirmed that its next new model – a compact crossover which will be available as a fully-electric car – will be called the Milano. That reverses months of speculation that the car would be called the Brennero.

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Industry highlights week 04 – 08 December 2023

Henderson Group and bp pulse have signed a partnership agreement to install ultra-rapid changing for up to 200 electric vehicles (EVs) at around 100 Henderson Retail sites across Northern Ireland within the next two years.

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