The recent EV Summit at the RDS was truly fascinating, featuring 30 stands and 13 engaging discussions with expert panels. The summit offered a comprehensive look into the rapidly evolving world of electric vehicles (EV), particularly focusing on dispelling the perception versus reality of driving an EV.  

One of the most common concerns about electric vehicles is range – the fear of running out of charge before reaching your destination.  

However, with advancements in technology and infrastructure, as well as strategies to optimize range, this is becoming less of a problem.  

  • Data from IEA reveals that the average range of Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) nearly tripled between 2010 and 2021, while Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) almost doubled their range in the same period. Nowadays you can get to the other side of the country with most EVs on the market; 
  • New technologies are extending vehicle battery range and accelerating the charging speeds of EVs;    
  • ISO 15118 is a standard that ensures seamless communication between electric vehicles and charging stations, enhancing interoperability, regardless of make or type, and thereby improving the efficiency and reliability of EV charging; 
  • ESB is currently investing more than €30 million in electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure across the island of Ireland. There are now more than 1,400 EV charge points across Ireland and ESB’s ambition is to have 3,000 chargers available by 2030 with a primary focus on providing high powered changers, multi-charger sites and increasing the speed of our networks; 
  • With numerous factors accelerating the development of transport electrification, we can expect EV fleets to become the norm much faster than any of us thought just a few years ago. 


The market reflects this as 22,280 new electric cars have been registered this year, reflecting a notable 46.1% increase compared to the same period in 2022 when 15,247 electric cars were registered. 


The move towards fleet electrification has begun and fleet owners need a partner they can trust to help them navigate this period of change to ensure they minimise costs while reducing their carbon emissions and achieving their sustainability targets. The need for businesses to adopt more sustainable practices means companies fleet requirements are evolving with many organisations looking to decarbonise their fleets. 

With over 55 years in the leasing and fleet management industry, our experience positions us as the ideal partner for companies transitioning to EV fleets. We understand the diverse needs of each customer’s journey and provide tailored solutions that inspire confidence and simplicity in the complex process.  

With our EV expertise, we make the transition seamless. We provide customized solutions that inspire confidence throughout your EV journey and make the complex simple. We understand the importance of tailored strategies in addressing challenges and we offer real-time fleet data, where you can actively monitor your EV’s performance and driving behaviour. 

 Our sustainability solutions in the electric vehicle sector include: 

  • A diverse range of electric and plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles. 
  • Guidance on charging networks and personalized EV charging cards. 
  • Assistance with government grants for EV cars and vans. 
  • Support for drivers in implementing home charging solutions. 
  • Aid in establishing EV charging infrastructure at office or depot locations. 
  • In-depth analyses for a comprehensive understanding of EV total cost of ownership. 
  • Development of eCar policies tailored to seamlessly integrate and manage electric vehicles within organizational fleets, ensuring alignment with sustainability goals and operational efficiency. 

Are you ready to increase the EV fleet of your company? Talk to one of our sales team at or call 01 866 0520 to learn more.