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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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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.

IRELAND: Government rolls out major EV initiative

13 Apr 2010 | Simon Warburton

Ireland has announced an ambitious raft of initiatives including a EUR5,000 (US$6,780) grant to incentivise electric vehicle purchase, as well as develop charging infrastructure.

IRELAND: Irish car market posts January growth

2 Feb 2010 | Dave Leggett

After a severe downturn in 2009, Ireland's new car market is off to a positive start in 2010 according to data released by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI).

IRELAND: Sales of new cars down 73% in July

26 Aug 2009 | editorial team

Official government figures show that the number of new cars sold in Ireland in July fell by 73% compared with the same month last year.

IRELAND: Nissan-Renault alliance inks EV deal

6 Apr 2009 | editorial team

The Renault-Nissan Alliance has inked a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Irish government and local energy supplier ESB which will put electric vehicles on Irish roads within two years.

IRELAND: SIMI calls for scrappage scheme

3 Dec 2008 | editorial team

Ireland's new car market has declined 18.6% over last year in the first 11 months of the year to 151,426 units, according to data released by the Society for the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI).

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