Our previous article looked at the key drivers for mass EV adoption in the near future. However one element of this mix is being treated treated separately due to its unusual nature - the advancement of autonomous or driver-less cars. Similar to EV tech, autonomous driving (AD) has been around for a while, however advancement has been at a slower rate. Recently we have begun to see increased progress as companies such as Tesla roll out their EVs with inbuilt AD capabilities.
A huge breakthrough was announced this week that could further boost the already escalating adoption of Electric Vehicles. A new type of storage could obliterate charging times from up to 8 hours down to 10 minutes.
Energy improvement grants have benefitted almost three hundred and fifty thousand homes in Ireland to date. Covering up to 30% of the cost of works, these grants can be used on solar thermal projects, roof/wall insulation and upgrades to existing heating systems. There are fixed rates for each type of project and bonus payments if residents decide to carry out more than three.
From the zippy economical Renault Zoe to the premium Porsche Mission E, the Electric Vehicle market has exploded with options and it is estimated that in years time, there will be 127 different models of electric vehicle worldwide
From the 1st January, the SEAI has furthered its electric vehicle adoption strategy by introducing a €600 grant towards the purchase and installation of an Electric Vehicle home charging station. The grant applies to private owners who purchase a Battery Electric Vehicle or Plugin Hybrid Electric Vehicle from 2018 onwards.
There has been a huge buildup to one of the biggest vehicle launches this century as Tesla delivers its latest 'every day' electric vehicle model. With prices starting at $35,000, Tesla had $10bn worth of pre-orders within two days of launch last year, and over 400,000 cars on order ahead of release this week.
What if you could build a home in less than 24 hours - for just over the equivalent of $10,000? This is what (Californian-based startup) Apis Cor are offering, as part of a major breakthrough in construction.
The pace of technology means that there is always something ground-breaking on the horizon, and this new arrival to the renewable energy world will undoubtedly garner attention. Researchers at the RMIT University in Australia have developed 'solar paint' as a potential new energy source.
There are now over 100,000 Electric Vehicles on the road in Norway. For a country with a population of just over 5 million, it is a tremendous statistic. Key to their global leader status lies a government agenda to phase out fossil fuelled cars by 2025.
According to the SEAI new report 'Ireland's Solar Value Chain Opportunity', Ireland could capture over €200 of the global solar PV sector by 2030. Industry conditions have greatly improved with a significant drop in the cost of solar panels and rapid growth within the global solar PV sector.
Google's Project Sunroof launched in beta format about 2 years ago with the core mission of allowing the public to see how viable solar energy might be for them. It has grown from a few test states to all of the US, covering 60million+ buildings.