The ESB were due to begin applying a fee for using its public charging infrastructure which up until now was free to use for EV owners. This was used as an incentive to encourage the uptake of EV sales, but now the ESB has reversed its decision to apply a charge to use its infrastructure for fear […]


    It’s indisputable that electric buses can save local transport authorities substantial amounts on fuel and maintenance costs. However, a new analysis conducted by the Volvo Group and the audit and advisory firm KPMG finds that, taking into consideration such factors as noise, travel time and emissions, the total savings may be much higher. […]

Nissan Join Mitsubishi To Build Affordable EV

Nissan and Mitsubishi have announced they’re teaming up to develop an inexpensive electric minicar. According to Nikkei, it will go into production before the end of March 2017. The news answers the question of what will happen to the aging Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric car,  first introduced in Japan back in 2008. The i-MiEV itself was […]

Nissan Developing Plug-In Hybrids

Plug-in hybrids are being introduced by most major carmakers and will be available over the next couple of years. While the number of high-volume battery-electric vehicles today can be counted on one hand–BMW i3, Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model S–virtually every global automaker now has plug-in hybrids planned for launch between 2015 and 2020.  Nissan was the latest manufacturer to […]

£31m Plan Launched To Demonstrate Hydrogen Vehicles

 A pioneering £31 million deal has been struck to make hydrogen vehicles a viable and environmentally friendly choice for motorists across Europe. Leading motor manufacturers, hydrogen fuel suppliers, the Mayor of London’s Office and energy consultancies from around the globe are signing up to the HyFive project, the largest of its kind in Europe, at […]