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In 2012, certain factors put pressure on people to look for alternative ways to power their transport, more importantly, save money. Bearing this in mind, we have come up with a few reasons why people should Go Electric!

According to data from AA Ireland, the average retail price per litre in October 2012 for Unleaded Petrol was: €1.62 and Diesel was €1.52 per litre. The price is still rising at the pump!

For the price of one litre of petrol (€1.62*), you can get charge one of our electric bikes 15 times, which equates to 1,200km’s per litre or 5,000+ km’s per gallon.

*Correct at time of posting. Figures based on estimates of the efficiency of the Ultra Motor A2B Hybrid.
  1. Electricity is considerably cheaper than Petrol/Diesel.
  2. Servicing costs are lower for an electric car. Some people may have seen the documentary film “Who killed the Electric Car?- garages stating that they bring the electric cars in every 5,000 mi (8,000 km), rotate the tires, fill the windshield washer fluid and send them back out again.

Even the hydraulic brakes require less maintenance because it‘s regenerative braking assists in slowing the vehicle.

  1. No VRT- The 2010 budget extended the government’s exemption of Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT) on electric cars for two years until 31 December 2012. The original exemption is not gone but there are still grants available including free home charging points.
  2. Cheaper road tax-From a total cost of €0 for an electric bicycle to an annual charge of €120 (A0- budget 2013) for an electric car.

 

Reduce our dependence on Importing Oil

Ireland has become too dependant on other countries supplying us with oil- 99% of our transport fuel is imported oil and the amount of oil required for transport in Ireland has trebled since 1973.>

Here @ Go Electric, we want to work with both individuals and businesses to decrease Irelands’ dependence on foreign oil. Choose a renewable electricity supplier today.

Instead of importing 99% of our transport fuel, we could choose an alternative. The SEAI has outlined us as one of the most suitable countries in Europe for both Wind and Hydropower aka renewable electricity. Image a world where transport was powered by a renewable source.
Traffic becomes a doddle when you realise that instead of wasting lots of fuel sitting in traffic, you are either gliding through on an electric bike or sitting happy in your electric car. Now is the time to realise that electric vehicles are ideal substitutes for most everyday uses. Here are just a few.
  • Commute to work - this is the number one use for an electric vehicle, a 10c charge will give you up to 60+km’s range while you enjoy the fresh air and get some exercise.
  • Daily driving of <50kms-The majority of motorists will actually travel less than 20km’s in a day, which is an ideal range for an electric bike.
  • Our electric bikes have a range of up to 120+ km’s depending on factors like how much assistance you want.
  • Bring the kids for a cycle- take the strain out of towing that trailer/tow bike.
  • Doing your shopping- bikes again are ideal for this, as you don’t feel the strain of the extra weight. See our range of accessories for more details.
 

Ireland has become too dependant on other countries supplying us with oil- 99% of our transport fuel is imported oil and the amount of oil required for transport in Ireland has trebled since 1973.

You may have also come across Tom Cullens (Head of SIMI) article in the Irish Independent supplement (December 2012). If you missed it, here's a copy.
Click this Icon to view SIMI Electric Cars Article


 
 


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