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Ireland takes next step in testing hydrogen buses in transport fleet

Transport
(Aug 30, 2021)

Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan TD has welcomed the next stage in testing hydrogen buses as part of the Department of Transport’s Low Emission Bus Trial.

 

ZeroAvia taps Octopus Hydrogen to fuel zero carbon aircraft plans

Transport
(Aug 30, 2021)

Octopus is set to supply 100 per cent green hydrogen to fuel the development of zero emission, hydrogen-electric aircraft at ZeroAvia's research and development centre in the Cotswolds, as part of an agreement announced last week between the two firms.

 

Maersk sets course for greener shipping with order of eight carbon-neutral vessels

Transport
(Aug 30, 2021)

In a major step forward for the decarbonisation of shipping, Maersk has announced plans to purchase eight container vessels that can run on 'green' methanol and deliver goods for the growing number of firms around the world that have set net zero emission targets.

 

Motorists show growing support for electric vehicles

Transport
(Aug 23, 2021)

Enthusiasm for electric vehicles (EVs) among consumers has grown massively in the past year, data from two separate reports show.

 

Irish start-up Zeus Scooters expands to the Nordics

Transport
(Aug 23, 2021)

Irish electric scooter firm Zeus has launched its scooters in the city of Halmstad in Sweden, the 26th city it operates in since the company was first launched just a year ago.

 

Wrightbus to create up to 300 permanent jobs in Ballymena

Transport
(Aug 23, 2021)

Bus manufacturer Wrightbus is to create up to 300 permanent jobs after winning a number of orders from Ireland and the UK, the firm has said.

 

Toyota and Volkswagen to cuts output amid computer chip crunch

Transport
(Aug 23, 2021)

Toyota said it will slash global production for September by 40% from its previous plan, becoming the last major automaker to cut output due to a global chip crunch, but it maintained its annual sales and production targets.

 

Maersk secures green e-methanol for the world’s first container vessel operating on carbon neutral fuel

Transport
(Aug 23, 2021)

Shipping giant Maersk has inked a deal with Danish renewable energy firm European Energy for the supply of low carbon methanol to fuel its first 'carbon-neutral' vessel, which aims to set sail in 2023.

 

What’s the state of play with Ireland’s electric-vehicle charging network?

Transport
(Aug 16, 2021)

How many electric car charging points are there in Ireland?

 

Traffic almost back to pre-pandemic levels

Transport
(Aug 16, 2021)

Car traffic has nearly caught up to levels before the pandemic, with petrol use showing a significant rise compared to the same period last year, latest figures have shown.

 

Zipp Mobility raises cash for escooter service

Transport
(Aug 16, 2021)

An escooter firm backed by Brian O’Driscoll and Barry Maloney has raised €1.3m as Ireland prepares to legalise the micromobility vehicles.

 

ESB sues cartel of truck manufacturers that supplied it with vehicles

Transport
(Aug 16, 2021)

ESB has launched legal action against four of the world’s biggest truck manufacturers over their involvement in price fixing that, ESB will allege, pushed up the cost of the distinctive yellow trucks in the semi-State company’s fleet.

 

New Regulations to compel the phase out of fossil fuel vehicles in public fleets

Transport
(Aug 16, 2021)

The Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan TD has welcomed new Regulations which give effect to the EU’s Clean Vehicle Directive.

 

Orkney Islands to John O'Groats: Latest test flight for hybrid aircraft flies flag for sustainable air travel

Transport
(Aug 16, 2021)

The UK's first hybrid electric flight between the Orkney Islands and John O'Groats has offered a glimpse into a low emission future for regional air travel, after green aviation technology specialist Ampaire announced the successful completion of its latest test flights.

 

Biden White House eyes fossil-free aviation by 2050

Transport
(Aug 16, 2021)

US President Joe Biden's administration is quietly discussing a target date of 2050 for weaning aircraft off fossil fuels as part of its broader push to fight climate change, sources familiar with the matter said.

 

Electric vehicles have significantly lower life cycle emissions than internal combustion vehicles, study finds

Transport
(Aug 9, 2021)

A new study conducted by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) has finally put an end to claims that electric vehicles (EVs) are not much cleaner than combustion engine vehicles and produce similar amount of carbon during their life cycle.

 

Minister O’Brien signs new regulations for the installation of Electric Vehicle recharging Infrastructure

Transport
(Aug 9, 2021)

The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien TD, has approved the publication of EU (Energy Performance of Buildings) Regulations 2021 for Electric Vehicle recharging infrastructure.

 

Renewing our national fleet can cut emissions and meet our climate targets

Transport
(Aug 9, 2021)

The Government may have electric dreams, but the reality might be quite different. With predictions that mainstream electric models in volume will not be available until 2027-2028, the ’s plan to have 1 million EVs by 2030 is looking precarious.

 

Commission approves €15m Irish scheme to support commercial bus operators in the context of the coronavirus outbreak

Transport
(Aug 9, 2021)

The European Commission has approved a €15 million Irish scheme to support commercial bus operators affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The measure was approved under the State aid Temporary Framework.

 

Wealth gap needs to be addressed to drive up EV sales

Transport
(Aug 9, 2021)

Ambitious plans for the so-called "green revolution", including the mass availability of electric vehicles (EVs) will count for little unless major supports and incentives are put in place to bridge the wealth gap.

 


 
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