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Electric vehicles set to become the new normal for motorists

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Research conducted by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) reveals that two in five adults living in Connacht would consider buying an electric vehicle (EV). The research, which surveyed 1,000 people, found that the lower running costs of driving an EV was the primary reason for considering to purchase (41%), second only to helping the environment (51%).

One in three motorists plan to explore electric options

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Almost a third of Irish motorists admit they are open to purchasing an electric vehicle when they next change their car, according to AA Ireland.

Irish drivers would consider a hybrid or electric vehicle

Irish drivers have proven themselves to be an environmentally conscientious bunch when contemplating purchasing their next vehicle, according to a survey by Carzone.

ESB ecar app finds the nearest charge point for you

The ESB has updated its ‘ecar connect’ app to give owners of electric vehicles the ultimate driving experience.

New VW e-Golf arrives with up to 190km driving range

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Customers can now place orders for the fully electric Volkswagen e-Golf, which is priced at €32,660 after the €5,000 SEAI Grant and €5,000 Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT) rebate.

Operation GIY Nation Drives on with Renault

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This was an exciting week for the four new pioneers chosen to take part in the Operation GIY Nation campaign, launched last March in association with Renault Ireland and Grow it Yourself Ireland.

New Outlander Hybrid plugs in to successful formula

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Mitsubishi Motors has launched their Outlander Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV), calling it “game changing”. And as the first plug-in hybrid SUV available for Irish motorists, I suppose that comment has indeed some merit. And time will tell exactly to what extent this innovative model and smart hybrid technology influences buyers, writes Padraic Deane.

New Outlander hybrid plugs-in to successful formula

Mitsubishi Motors has launched its Outlander plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), calling it a game changing. And as the first plug-in hybrid SUV available for Irish motorists, I suppose that comment has some merit. Time will tell to what extent this innovative model and smart hybrid technology influences buyers.

Electric Renault Zoe arrives in Ireland

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Renault’s first bespoke 100 per cent electric car Zoe drove (almost silently) into Dublin for its Irish launch last week.

Mayo woman is Great Electric Drive ambassador

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Mayo woman Jana McGrath was selected from some 20,000 applicants to become one of 32 new ecar ambassadors who will take part in the Great Electric Drive. This is the second year of the Great Electric Drive, which gives 26 members of the public and six commercial organisations the opportunity to trial an electric car for up to four months each. The ambassadors were selected from more than 20,000 applicants from all over Ireland. The ambassadors were announced at an event held in Dublin this week, which was attended by the Minister for Communications, Energy & Natural Resources, Pat Rabbitte.

 

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