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Irish electric vehicles sales lag behind 2030 target levels

Irish electric vehicles sales lag behind 2030 target levels: Research into Irish electric vehicle (EV) uptake by Cornwall Insight Ireland shows that EV sales are up 53% year-to-date. However, this still lags behind the Irish government’s Climate Action Plan 2019. The plan set a target to have 950,000 EVs on the road by 2030. The…
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Cornwall Insight comments on 52% growth in EV charging

Cornwall Insight comments on 52% growth in EV charging devices: At the end of 2019, there were ~17,000 public electric vehicle (EV) charge points, over 29,000 connectors, and over 10,500 charging locations recorded on Zap-Map. Research shows that there was a 52% increase in the number of charging devices in 2019 compared with 2018. Within…
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Record EV sales break National Grid’s scenario

Record EV sales break National Grid’s scenario. Electric vehicle (EV) sales bucked the overall 2019 trend of falling car sales with figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers (SMMT) showing that battery electric vehicles (BEVs) registrations have risen by 144% to 37,850. According to further research from Cornwall Insight on these figures, the BEV sales…
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New Balancing Mechanism entrants expected

New Balancing Mechanism entrants expected: National Grid ESO’s project Wider Access – a project to increase accessibility to the Balancing Mechanism (BM) – is scheduled to go-live on 11 December 2019. Cornwall Insight has reviewed the recent activity of aggregated units and batteries in the BM and what impact this project will have on new…
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Market share of electric vehicles doubles in FY20

Market share of electric vehicles: In a landscape of stagnating new car sales, electric vehicle (EV) sales have soared. With further analysis by Pixie Energy on the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) figures* showing the market share of EVs almost doubling in the first half of the Financial Year FY20. The below graph…
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Electric vehicles set to pass National Grid’s projections

Electric vehicles set to pass National Grid’s Consumer Evolution projections. Data published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) last week saw battery electric vehicles (BEV) record their largest-ever monthly share of new car registrations in August 2019. Further research into these figures by Cornwall Insight shows that at the current pace of…
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Cornwall Insight Ireland comments on the half-yearly Irish EV sales

Irish EV sales: Although the Irish passenger car market is down 7.36% on 2018 for the year-to-date (YTD), the sales for alternatively fuelled (BEV, PHEV and hybrid-electric) passenger cars have shown steady growth. 9,582 alternatively fuelled vehicles have been sold for the YTD, a 69% increase on 2018’s total. The below graph compares monthly alternative…
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The electric vehicle industry latest developments

The electric vehicle industry: The UK are working hard to provide more charging points across the country, whilst manufacturers work to improve battery life and mileage range. Nissan have recently launched their new Nissan Leaf with longer range and a one pedal driving system. The new Leaf is said to be able to travel around…
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The rise of collaboration in the electric vehicle space

The rise of collaboration in the electric vehicle space   Electric vehicle (EV) collaborations between global automotive manufacturers have started to gather pace. In fact, the latest research from Cornwall Insight’s Charged Up: Future Fleet shows that these ventures have steadily grown since December 2018. With eight of the 13 major car manufacturers having either…
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Network charging could dampen renewables optimism in Northern Scotland

Network charging could dampen renewables optimism in Northern Scotland   Northern Scotland is home to a significant proportion of GB renewables, mainly onshore wind capacity. The region is likely to be a leader in new capacity developments too, with 800MW of Remote Island Wind (RIW) projects looking to develop in the Scottish Isles under the…
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