Industry highlights week 28 March – 01 April 2022

Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan has published Ireland’s first national EV Charging Infrastructure Strategy. This draft Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Strategy 2022-2025 sets out the Government’s ambition regarding the delivery of a public electric vehicle charging network to support up to 194,000 electric cars and vans on our roads by 2025. See the article here.

High gas prices tied to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine are fueling a spike in demand for electric vehicles and hybrids. Prospects looking online for EVs on the TrueCar site have increased 280% in the last month vs. a year ago. Shopping for hybrids also jumped 83%. See the article here.

Hyundai’s all-electric crossover scooped the award ahead of five other finalists, including the Porsche Taycan, BMW iX and Kia EV6. It won praise for its blend of dynamic performance, advanced technology, range and sharp styling. See the article here.

VW subsidiary Audi will electrify all core segments by 2027, according to Oliver Hoffmann, a member of the board of management responsible for development. According to statements made by the manager in an interview, this also includes battery-electric premium small cars. See the article here.

The Linn Creek Police Department (Missouri, United States) decided to add a Tesla Model 3 to its fleet. The Model 3 vehicle is built with all the ordinary police cruiser necessities, including flashing red and blue lights, radio, and a siren. See the article here.

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