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IRELAND: Greening the Emerald Isle

26 May 2010 | Simon Warburton

Just what is it about Ireland that is attracting a seeming stampede of automakers to its shores with a view to developing electric vehicles?

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Irish car market down 96% in April

1 May 2020 | Dave Leggett

The new car market in the Republic of Ireland fell by a staggering 96% year-on-year in the month of April due to the COVID-19 lockdown in the country.

Daimler's Fuso eCanter now delivering post in Dublin

31 Mar 2020 | Graeme Roberts

Ireland's post service An Post began operating two all electric Fuso eCanter trucks in the capital Dublin this month.

Aptiv completes gabocom acquisition

20 Nov 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Saying the move "builds upon its strong track record of bolt-on acquisitions", Aptiv, self-described as "mobility's leading software and systems technologies integrator" on its website, has completed the acquisition of gabo Systemtechnik (gabocom) from Bregal Unternehmerkapital.

Cubic Telecom secures EUR23.5m EIB loan

25 Jul 2019 | Simon Warburton

Cubic Telecom has secured EUR23.5m (US$26.1m) in new funding from the European Investment Bank (EIB).

JLR Irish unit trialling Smart Wallet services

1 May 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Drivers will be able to earn cryptocurrency and make payments on the move using new connected car services being tested by Tata Motors' Jaguar Land Rover.

Lidl Ireland to provide 40 EV charging facilities

28 Aug 2018 | Simon Warburton

Lidl Ireland is to provide 40  electric vehicle charging facilities in 20 stores across Ireland within the next six months.

Taoiseach opens Irish materials research centre

22 Nov 2016 | Simon Warburton

Ireland's Limerick University has opened a new research centre, one of whose tasks will be to evaluate materials to extend battery life for potential automotive applications.

IRELAND: Vehicle sales rise in January

9 Feb 2015 | Graeme Roberts

Car sales in Ireland rose 26% year on year in January while a doubling of commercial vehicle sales was seen as a sign of growing economic recovery.

IRELAND: Audi to open three new dealer outlets

17 Sep 2012 | Graeme Roberts

Audi will open three new showrooms and service centres by the end of this year as part of an EUR80m restructuring of its dealer network in Ireland.

IRELAND: Mitsubishi to trial i-MiEVs with ESB

26 May 2010 | editorial team

Mitsubishi Motors has signed a memorandum of understanding with several Irish partners to trial electric vehicles in Ireland.

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