The Future of Transport is Electric

Event date: 23/05/2017 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Wood Quay Venue,
Civic Offices Dublin 8. Ireland

Tickets: €0.00 - €50.00

A lunchtime talk arranged by Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Ireland will take place in the Wood Quay Venue, Civic Offices, Dublin 8.

Ecars was established in 2010 by ESB to roll out the charging infrastructure for electric vehicles across Ireland and to support the introduction and demand for electric vehicles nationally. Ecars operates and maintains 1,200 public charge points across the island of Ireland. These are available for electric vehicle (EV) drivers to re-charge their vehicles and enable longer journeys across the country. Ecars plays an ongoing leadership role on Eurelectric’s Task Force on Electromobility; is a global pioneer in the development of a worldwide standard Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP) as well as having been involved in several major European electromobility projects including TEN-T, Green eMotion, Mobi.Europe & RCN (Rapid Charge Network) UK.

Conor O’Brien has worked in ESB ecars since 2011 implementing engaging initiatives to promote electric vehicles in Ireland. These included managing the “ Fully Charged 2012, International Electric Vehicle Summit” and the nationwide electric vehicle trial “The Great Electric Drive”. During this time Conor also chaired the External Stakeholder Forum for the largest EC funded electromobility project in Europe, Green eMotion.  Since 2014, he has been working on electric vehicle policy and the development of the EV market in Ireland by advocating for changes in regulations and policies to ensure a smooth transition to electromobility. He is a keen observer of the trends to electrify transport in other countries and sits on the Energy UK, Electric Vehicle Task Force. Conor studied Marketing and Events at Dublin Business School and Public and Social Policy at NUI Galway.

 Conor’s talk will cover the following topics:

  • Key national and international policy drivers
  • Ireland’s charge point infrastructure
  • Types and models of electric vehicles
  • The benefits of EVs
  • International context: EV uptake in other regions
  • Technology advancement
  • Future EV growth projections



Conor O’Brien, Public Policy and Market Development, ESB, Dublin.

The seminar is free for ITS Ireland members and is available to non-members at a cost of €50.

~ Refreshments will be served on the day ~

Places for this seminar are limited so please register early to avoid disappointment.

For more information:

Event contact: Barry McCann


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