Industry highlights week 03 – 07 Jul 2023

Tesla And Chinese Rivals Signal EV Price War Truce In ‘Socialist Values’ Pledge

Elon Musk’s Tesla has joined Chinese automakers in pledging to enhance “core socialist values” and compete fairly in the country’s car market after Beijing directed the industry to rein in a months-long price war.

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Why More Than 130 New Electric Buses Bought A Year Ago Are Still Lying Idle In Dublin

More than 130 new electric buses are lying idle in bus depots across Dublin due to a lack of planning permission for charging infrastructure.

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Dacia Spring EV Comes To Ireland

Dacia has confirmed that the Spring electric car will finally be coming to Ireland, with sales starting mid-next year.

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Wexford Is The Only County In Ireland To See A Drop In New Car Registrations

Wexford was the only county in Ireland to record a drop in the number of new cars registered this year, according to the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI). The county did, however, record a significant increase in the number of electric vehicles registered this year compared to last year.

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New Volvo FM Electric Joins Tesco's Distribution Fleet

Volvo Trucks has supplied Tesco with a new Volvo FM Electric 4×2 tractor unit to support the customer’s commitment to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2035. The truck’s arrival marks the first zero tailpipe emission 40-tonne electric Volvo model to be delivered into service with a UK supermarket.

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