4 reasons to speed up your electrification efforts

26 June 2024

Mastertech Sustainable Solutions is committed to supporting the ambitious target of achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Central to this mission is the pivotal role of electric vehicles (EVs).

Opting for an electric car not only empowers Irish consumers to combat climate change by significantly reducing air pollution but also positions them at the forefront of a cleaner, more sustainable transport. Unlike internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles, EVs produce zero tailpipe emissions, offering a greener alternative as Ireland continues to invest in renewable energy sources.

Business EV chargers provide a convenient and efficient way for EV owners to replenish their vehicle’s battery as an employee benefit, eliminating the need for frequent visits to public charging stations. The integration of solar panels and wind turbines into the charging infrastructure enhances efficiency and sustainability. By harnessing renewable energy sources, EV owners can tap into clean power, reducing dependence on fossil fuels and minimising carbon footprints.

REASONS TO SPEED UP YOUR APPROACH

  1. Meet your Sustainability targets

    Going electric is one of the most cost-effective ways to meet your targets.

    • Reduce carbon footprint – EVs typically have a smaller environmental impact than petrol or diesel cars, even when accounting for the electricity used for charging.
    • Lower emissions by 50% or more – Lower greenhouse gas emissions by 50% or more, depending on how the power used to charge the fleet is generated.
    • Increase efficiency – Electric motors convert over 85% of electrical energy into motion, compared to less than 40% for a gas combustion engine.
    • Lower fuel costs – Electricity is less expensive than fossil fuels and can offer more predictable pricing. It also allows fleets to optimise charging activity for the most efficient and least costly use of energy.
    • Up to 25% Lower TCO – Early adopter fleets have realised 20-25% cost savings from greater efficiency, more affordable fuelling and reduced maintenance.
    • 75-80% Less maintenance

    2. Vehicle Availability

      Vehicle availability is increasing fast. With the number of EVs for all fleet types and vehicle classes growing fast, you’ve got more choices than ever before.

      Charging Infrastructure in Ireland is rapidly expanding, thanks to government investments in charging stations across the country. This ensures convenient access to charging points for electric car owners, eliminating concerns about range anxiety. The growing charging network further enhances the cost-saving potential for Irish consumers, making electric cars a viable and practical choice.

      3. Funding Available

      Government Support and Incentives in Ireland reflect a commitment to sustainable transportation. Beyond grants and tax incentives, plans include the expansion of the charging network, promotion of workplace charging schemes, and support for residential charging infrastructure. Choosing electric cars aligns with the country’s vision, allowing consumers to fully leverage government-supported benefits.

      Ireland 12.5% per annum over 8 years, i.e €3,000 per annum.

      4. Lower Your Fleet Costs

      Dispelling Misconceptions Surrounding Electric Vehicle Technology is essential for widespread adoption. Modern EVs have addressed outdated notions about limited range, with technological advancements enabling long-distance travel. Concerns about charging infrastructure are also outdated, as significant investments are expanding networks and simplifying the charging experience. Meanwhile, battery recycling initiatives and advancements in clean energy generation are addressing environmental concerns associated with EVs. It is crucial to recognise the potential of EVs to revolutionise the transportation sector, reduce carbon emissions, and promote a sustainable future by dispelling these misconceptions.

      We’re SEAI approved, secure publicly available funding – Accelerate your EV efforts by securing government grants, rebates and other incentives

      The time to electrify your fleet is now. Embark on your EV journey with Mastertech Sustainable Solutions.

      For more information get in touch with us here.

      13k + EVs sold in the first half of 2023 in Ireland
      500 – In 2022, the number of available EV models has reached 500
      3X – The share of EVs in total sales has more than tripled in three years, from around 4% in 2020 to 14% in 2022.

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