James Dyson scraps project to build electric cars

James Dyson scraps project to build electric cars

The inventor made an announcement in an email to workers.

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Electric buses move a step closer after trials in Dublin and Cork

Electric buses move a step closer after trials in Dublin and Cork

The electrification of bus fleets in Irish cities has moved a step closer as trial runs on routes in Dublin and Cork showed electric vehicles performing strongly compared to other fuel types.

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Making Cents: Many benefits as we drive forward with electric cars

Making Cents: Many benefits as we drive forward with electric cars

From Greta Thunberg’s passionate appearance in New York to the news that the Environmental Protection Agency estimates that poor air quality in Ireland led to more than 1,100 deaths in 2016 — there are plenty of reasons to consider electric cars.

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Electric example: A challenge for State companies

Electric example: A challenge for State companies

Few things are as convincing as someone setting a good example. One of those is someone incurring considerable costs, and maybe no little inconvenience, to set that example. Construction company John Sisk & Son has just done that by announcing it will invest some €2.8m in more than 100 electric vehicles (EVs) to sustain its motor fleet over the next four years.

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Will grids cope with a surge in electric cars?

Will grids cope with a surge in electric cars?

Drivers will want to charge their EVs at will to ensure they always have enough power, but letting suppliers do it for them overnight will prevent blackouts, says Vera Eckert

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Electric and hybrid cars increase by 68.5% in first half of year

Electric and hybrid cars increase by 68.5% in first half of year

The number of new electric and hybrid cars being licensed has increased, despite overall car sales declining in the first six months of 2019.

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New electric cars must be fitted with noise devices to protect pedestrians

New electric cars must be fitted with noise devices to protect pedestrians

The system must be activated when a vehicle is reversing or travelling below 12mph.

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BMW steps up electric car target to 700,000 by 2025

BMW steps up electric car target to 700,000 by 2025

BMW plans to increase sales of electric and plug-in hybrids by 30% every year until 2025 to help meet incoming stringent emission regulations in the EU, prompting the carmaker to accelerate the rollout of battery models.

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10 things to know if you're thinking of buying an electric car

10 things to know if you're thinking of buying an electric car

As consumers we are becoming more aware of the impact our purchases are making on both our finances and the planet.

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Charging points key to igniting EV sales

Charging points key to igniting EV sales

Almost half of all motorists who buy a car over the next decade will have to opt for electric versions if the targets in the climate action plan are to be met.

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More than 1,800 electric cars licensed this year

More than 1,800 electric cars licensed this year

More than 1,800 new electric cars were licensed between January and May this year compared to 490 in 2018, according to the Central Statistics Office.

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Letter to the Editor: Green technology not always ‘clean’

Letter to the Editor: Green technology not always ‘clean’

The rush to electric cars has all the hallmarks of the herd mentality let loose, all over again, just like the dotcom bubble, Y2K, and property crash.

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Tesla ‘hires social media manager behind viral absolute unit sheep meme’

Tesla ‘hires social media manager behind viral absolute unit sheep meme’

The Museum of English Rural Life and Tesla’s Elon Musk have previously been involved in a viral Twitter back-and-forth.

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50 high power electric vehicle charging hubs to be set up across Ireland

50 high power electric vehicle charging hubs to be set up across Ireland

A new network of high power charging points for electric vehicles is to be rolled out across the country.

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Three major carmakers join forces to tackle safety standards with self-driving cars

Three major carmakers join forces to tackle safety standards with self-driving cars

Three major carmakers are forming a consortium to help draw up safety standards for self-driving cars that could eventually help create regulations in the US.

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Electric cars outsell fossil fuel-powered vehicles in Norway

Electric cars outsell fossil fuel-powered vehicles in Norway

Industry leaders hailed the achievement and said it was an example to the world.

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More electric vehicles registered so far this year than in all of 2018

More electric vehicles registered so far this year than in all of 2018

More electric vehicles have been registered in the first three months of this year than all of 2018.

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Council seeks to ban electric scooters from public roads

Council seeks to ban electric scooters from public roads

Electric scooters should be banned from public roads and cycle paths, according to Dublin City Council.

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Irish sales of electric cars ‘bode well’ for transition

Irish sales of electric cars ‘bode well’ for transition

There have been almost as many electric cars sold so far this year as the whole of 2018, industry figures have shown.

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Electric car sales rise by 542% in first two months of 2019

Electric car sales rise by 542% in first two months of 2019

Statistics released by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that the number of new electric car registrations have risen from 542% this year.

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Taoiseach doesn’t quite lead charge on electric cars

Taoiseach doesn’t quite lead charge on electric cars

The Taoiseach has ordered ministers to lead by example and switch to electric cars but has admitted to doing little himself apart from cutting back on meat.

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Paid recharging eyed for electric vehicles to replace 'unsustainable' system

Paid recharging eyed for electric vehicles to replace 'unsustainable' system

Electric car owners could be asked to pay to charge up their vehicles in public places under plans being considered by the Government.

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Less than 10% of electric car target hit

Less than 10% of electric car target hit

Electric cars have been held up as a climate change panacea but, like many of the proposals on that crisis, delivery and sustainability have become limiting actors. This is especially so in countries like this struggling to accept much less embrace the lifestyle and industrial changes necessary.

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Fees for charging electric vehicles suggested

Fees for charging electric vehicles suggested

Taskforce recommends that levy be imposed at public charge points

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Irish roads get access to new mobile-charging unit for electric cars

Irish roads get access to new mobile-charging unit for electric cars

Irish roads are getting access to a new mobile-charging unit for electric cars.

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Minister plans to expand electric car network; ban fossil fuel cars by 2030

Minister plans to expand electric car network; ban fossil fuel cars by 2030

The Environment Minister says the government will be introducing more charging points to get people to switch to electric cars.

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Tesla reports worst ever quarterly loss despite Model 3 production growth

Tesla reports worst ever quarterly loss despite Model 3 production growth

The car giant is predicting positive growth in the second half of its financial year.

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