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Power Surge for South Dublin County Council

Power Surge for South Dublin County Council

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South Dublin County Council is going green with the purchase of 5 Citroen Berlingos which will replace old petrol and diesel vehicles

The first of a fleet of new Electric Council Vehicles was launched this week by the Mayor of South Dublin County Council, Cllr Mark Ward.

Fully Electric Vehicles (EVs) provide a reduction in air pollution and carbon emissions, promoting sustainability and tackling climate change, whilst offering whole life cost saving. The EVs have benefits across the environment, financial and operational areas, and they require less maintenance. Electric vehicles also provide superior acceleration and climbing than standard petrol or diesel powered vehicles and offer drivers a quieter and smoother driving experience.

“This is our first step in the decarbonisation of our fleet”, said Mayor Ward. “Electric powered vehicles reduce the impact of the Council fleet on local air quality. Other carbon reducing projects in the pipe line for South Dublin include Tallaght’s District Heating Project, the replacement of light bulbs with LEDs in Council buildings and street lighting, and improving transport linkages which includes the development of cycle tracks. All these planned actions, and more, are listed in South Dublin’s Draft Climate Action Plan 2019 – 2024, which will be out to public consultation early in the new year.”

Five dedicated charging points have been installed in a number of the Council’s offices and depots. Each vehicle can cover 170 kilometres on a full charge. The vehicles can take just 30 minutes to charge 80% of their batteries at fast charge points (DC charger) or 8h at regular charge points (AC charge).

South Dublin County currently has 12 public charge points and 5 fleet charge points, and many supermarkets within the county provide EV charge points for their customers while they shop.

The 5 EVs are now operational and being used across the county. South Dublin County Council are committed to progressively adding Electric Vehicles to replace aging petrol cars and diesel vans within their fleet, sending a clear message that South Dublin County Council are serious about reducing emissions and protecting the environment.

With more Electric Council Vehicles on the road, it is hoped that others will follow the council’s example and make the switch to no emission electric vehicles.

So join us, Go Green In 2019!

ENDS

 

For more information, contact South Dublin County Council Communications Unit at communications@sdublincoco.ie

IMAGE 1 Daniel McLoughlin, Chief Executive, South Dublin County Council, Mayor of South Dublin County Council, Cllr Mark Ward, Teresa Walsh, Director of Services, Environment, Water and Climate Change, South Dublin County Council.

IMAGE 2 – The fleet of 5 electric vehicles put into service by South Dublin County Council at the Rose Garden, Corkagh Park, Clondalkin, Dublin 22.

IMAGE 3 – The old and the new. One of the SDCC Citroen Berlingo electric vehicles by the old stable buildings at Corkagh Demesne, Corkagh Park, Clondalkin, Dublin 22.

 

About South Dublin County Council

South Dublin County is one of four local authority areas in the Dublin region.

South Dublin County Council provides and funds a broad range of services including housing, roads, walking and cycling routes, parks and playgrounds, libraries, sports facilities, litter control, arts centres, enterprise units, fire services, community infrastructure and financial supports. It also serves as a platform for local democracy with 40 councillors spread across six electoral areas.

Bounded by the River Liffey to the North and the Dublin Mountains to the South, the County lies 16 kilometres south-west of Dublin city centre and has an administrative footprint of 223sq. kilometres. The County has nine main villages Clondalkin, Lucan, Palmerstown, Rathfarnham, Tallaght, Templeogue, Saggart, Rathcoole and Newcastle and is bounded by adjoining counties of Wicklow, Kildare, Dublin City, Fingal and Dún Laoghaire.

 

 

 

Images

  • IMAGE 1 Daniel McLoughlin, Chief Executive , SDCC, Mayor of South Dublin County Council, Cllr Mark Ward, Teresa Walsh, Director of Services, Environment, Water and Climate Change, SDCC
    IMAGE 1 Daniel McLoughlin, Chief Executive , SDCC, Mayor of South Dublin County Council, Cllr Mark Ward, Teresa Walsh, Director of Services, Environment, Water and Climate Change, SDCC
  • IMAGE 2 – The fleet of 5 electric vehicles put into service by South Dublin County Council at the Rose Garden, Corkagh Park, Clondalkin, Dublin 22.
    IMAGE 2 – The fleet of 5 electric vehicles put into service by South Dublin County Council at the Rose Garden, Corkagh Park, Clondalkin, Dublin 22.
  • IMAGE 3 – The old and the new. One of the SDCC Citroen Berlingo electric vehicles by the old stables at Corkagh Demesne, Corkagh Park, Clondalkin, Dublin 22.
    IMAGE 3 – The old and the new. One of the SDCC Citroen Berlingo electric vehicles by the old stables at Corkagh Demesne, Corkagh Park, Clondalkin, Dublin 22.

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