Industry highlights week 21-25th March 2022

Some companies are leading the charge of switching their fleets to electric power. Early adaptors include An Post, SISK and Galetech. DC EV is featured as an independent and unbiased e-mobility company that accompanies other Irish companies’ transition to EVs. A video article by The Irish Times. See the article here.

With the influx of competition derived from the initiatives of various automakers, the market offers more electric cars than ever. The list includes the 2022 Ford Mach-e, 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Extended Range, 2022 BMW iX, 2022 Tesla Model Y Long Range, 2022 GMC Hummer EV, Mercedes EQS 450+, Tesla Model 3 Long Range and more. See the article here.

Porsche just announced, during its annual conference, that the next-gen 718 (formerly known as the Cayman and Boxster) will only be sold with an electric powertrain. The automaker also announced the new electric sports car will debut in 2025, as well as the fact that the next 911 will be a non-plug-in hybrid. See the article here.

Digital design and engineering consultancy Futurice UK released its E30 report, naming the top 30 companies powering up the UK’s e-mobility market this year. The annual shortlist, now in its second year, unpacks the movers and shakers behind the UK’s seismic EV growth. See the article here.

As the government moves forward with its net-zero agenda, it needs a way of collecting tax to pay for roads from electric car owners who do not pay fuel tax. A network of toll roads across the UK is being discussed by ministers as they look at new ways to tax drivers. See the article here.

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