Renewable Transport

With the price of fuel continuing to rise, more renewable forms of transport are emerging as viable options for people living in Ireland. Read up on Electric Vehicles, the beneffits of going electric and the government grants available to help you purchase a new EV. Have about the trials carried in the Aran Islands and the trials carried out on commercial vehicles.

Electric Vehicles

Electric Vehicle iconElectric Vehicles (EV) refer to both Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV).

Ireland's target is to achieve 10% electric vehicle usage by 2020, which is equivalent to having 230,000 vehicles on the road. The Government is providing a grant towards the purchase of the first 6,000 EVs in order to encourage Irish Consumers to consider switching to an electric vehicle. More...

The Aran Islands Electric Vehicle Project

Electric vehicle on Aran islandsSEAI has begun a project together with the Department of Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs to develop the technologies and methods for using Electric Cars to store high amounts of wind (or ocean) energy potentially available to the Aran Islands. In this way a higher proportion of wind/ocean power could be utilised in a future energy system for Aran which could reduce the import of energy to the Island and in turn serve as the blue print for a similar system which could serve the island of Ireland. More...


Commercial Electric Vehicle Trials

OPW electric truckSEAI provided 45% support to a number of private and public sector bodies to test electric vehicles in a commercial or operational environment.  The vehicles were tested for one year in 2010 and a summary of those trials is now available here on our website.

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