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Fuelling an Electric Vehicle Costs much less than Fuelling a similar size Petrol or Diesel Car

Siobhan Mac Mahon Marketing & Communications at Naturgy

Siobhan MacMahon

Marketing & Communications Executive
28/07/2021
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There are almost 30,000 Electric Vehicles (EV) under taxation in Ireland which includes almost 15,000 Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) and almost 15,000 Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV) as of the end of February 2021.  And according to the SEAI, in July 2021 – there were 35,000 electric vehicles, in Ireland.

Research has shown electric-vehicles/why-drive-electric/cost-savings fuelling an electric vehicle costs much less than fuelling similar size petrol or diesel car. You can save as much as 70% on fuel costs! This increase is offset by a large reduction or complete elimination of their petrol or diesel bill.

Transport is the sector with the largest energy demand and is the most sensitive to the economy. It tends to grow or reduce sharply in response to economic growth or contraction. This is evident over the past three decades. Energy demand from transport increased by a massive 183% between 1990 and 2007. It then decreased by 27% between 2007 and 2012 and increased again by 25% between 2012 and 2018.

Governments across the world are seeking ways to reduce carbon emissions and electric cars are seen as an important source of achieving this, with emissions from the transport sector in Ireland accounting for 21% of total output.  

Naturgy Ltd has a 100% renewable energy rating for all electricity supplied to its customers as published annually in the fuel mix disclosure report by the Commission for Regulation of Utilities, the Energy Industry Regulator. Naturgy customers can charge their Electric Vehicles with our 100% renewable electricity.

Contact the team and learn how we can help you with your energy needs and sustainability journey: info@naturgy.ie; + 353 1 884 9400.