Wheels Couriers goes electric!

Wheels Couriers goes electric!

Pictured are Bernie Kinsella, Managing Director, Wheels Couriers, and Dermot McArdle, Manager, ESB ecars, with a 100% electric van provided by Renault as part of a European-funded trial.

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Wheels Couriers, a Dublin-based, nationwide courier company is currently participating in an EU-funded project to assess the viability of light commercial electric vehicles in a city centre location by trialing a 100% electric Renault Kangoo van in Dublin city and county.

ESB installed a charging point and smart meter at Wheel Couriers' Dublin office.

The data collected will enable an assessment of the savings to be made in the running and maintenance costs in comparison to internal combustion engine vehicle counterparts.

The trial is being conducted in conjunction with the Department of Transport Engineering at Dublin Institute of Technology, which is responsible for the implementation and management of the pilot project focusing on Dublin city centre in particular.

This pilot trial is part of a European Union 'INTERREG IV-B'-funded project called 'ENEVATE'.

The aim of the project is to rapidly boost innovation and competitiveness of the expanding electric vehicle sector in North West Europe and contribute to the environmental challenge of reducing European CO2 emissions.

ESB is tasked with rolling out a national electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure as well as developing the supporting IT and communications platforms.

At present there is a growing network of over 1,200 EV charge points installed across Ireland at public, commercial and domestic locations.


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