Since 2008, ESB, Government and the motor industry have been working closely together to introduce electric cars to Ireland and provide the necessary infrastructure and incentives to ensure its successful adoption. All parties are working together to reach the target of 10% of all vehicles to be electric by 2020. There have been a number of significant milestones in advance of the first installation of charge points in Dublin in early 2010 and other significant agreements and partnerships have taken place since then.
Other key players include Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland, IDA, Enterprise Ireland who are supporting and promoting the enterprise opportunities that the new electric vehicle industry offers.
Universities are also playing a big role in electric car research and development, many of whom are collaborating with ESB. For more information, visit research and trials.
Many firms and organisations are committed to the green agenda and want to promote a sustainable workplace environment. ESB is working with Smarter Travel Workplaces to promote electric transport as a sustainable mode of transport.