EVs – The Electric Revolution or Another False Dawn?

14th November, 2024


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EVs – The Electric Revolution or Another False Dawn?

The 2024 EV Summit & Expo takes place on 14th November at the RDS in Dublin to celebrate a decade of innovation and leadership in the electric vehicle sector. Marking the 10th Annual Electric Vehicle Summit, this event stands as Ireland’s premier industry forum, dedicated to the latest in EV innovation, technology, sustainability, and the future of mobility.

The Irish government has been actively promoting the switch to electric vehicles (EVs) for a number of years now, and the Department of Transport see EVs as having an important role to play in our Climate Action Plan 2024, helping to decarbonise the transport sector, and eliminate tailpipe emissions from the private car fleet. The target is to have 945,000 EVs on the road by 2030, of which 845,000 are expected to be private passenger cars. While the growth in EVs has accelerated exponentially in recent years, we are lagging well behind where we need to be in terms of that ambitious government target. The scale of the challenge is ambitious and one might wonder if there really is an EV revolution or is this another false dawn? The lack of charging infrastructure, an uncertain used market and the role of the media are just some of the challenges we are facing. But fear not, our expert panellists will help cut through the jargon, hype and hysteria to bring you the information you need.

Building on the success of last year, the 2024 Summit will see the return of the Zero Fleet Futures Stage, a testament to its importance and relevance in today’s evolving market. This initiative addresses the pressing need for businesses to enhance their sustainability practices and fulfil Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) requirements through the adoption of electric fleets. Expert speakers will discuss the transition of our road haulage sector and heavy-duty vehicle fleets to net zero and enabling a robust alternatively-fuelled infrastructure network across Ireland. Hear what fleet managers need to know and do about electrifying their fleets, funding & financing, ensuring a sustainable supply chain and more.

Our Charging Infrastructure and Innovation Stage will look at the outlook and strategy for Ireland’s charging infrastructure and the need to ensure quality, speed and security of the charging experience. Prioritising innovation and digital technology and leveraging smart, connected and artificial intelligence (AI) enabled technologies to build robust infrastructure will be discussed. 

As we commemorate a decade of driving change in the electric vehicle landscape, the EV Summit & Expo 2024 promises to be a pivotal event, sparking discussions, fostering collaborations, and showcasing the latest innovations that will shape the future of transportation in Ireland and beyond. So join us on 14 November at RDS, Dublin to hear the latest in EV innovation, technology, sustainability, and the future of mobility.

Outlook and strategy for Ireland’s EV market

· Government investment strategy for electric vehicles

· Challenges in reaching our climate action targets

· Building a future-proof and robust infrastructure to support current growth

· Grid demands – ensuring investment in the grid to meet future demand

· Outlook and strategy for Ireland’s charging infrastructure

· Smart charging – delivering an equitable charging network for all

· Developing a safer and more accessible public charging infrastructure

· The balance between public and private charging

· Ensuring quality, speed and security of the charging experience

· Prioritising innovation and digital technology

· Leveraging smart, connected and artificial intelligence (AI) enabled technologies

· Advances in battery technology

· Autonomous or partially autonomous vehicles

· Challenges of moving from fuel-intensive to metals-intensive cars

· Growth, investment and decarbonisation

· Deployment of the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Regulation (AFIR)

· Fulfilling your Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) requirements

· Supporting the transition of our road haulage sector to net zero

· Enabling a robust alternatively-fuelled infrastructure network across Ireland

· Electrifying your fleet – supporting an integrated approach to ESG & corporate sustainability

· Funding your EV fleet

· Ensuring a pipeline of talent to future proof the EV industry

· Upskilling the current workforce

· Meeting the increased demand for EV technicians

· Using data and insights for your business decisions

This event is designed for everyone in Ireland’s electrical car space. Attendees will include:

  • Regulatory and government agencies
  • Infrastructure providers
  • Planning specialists
  • Local authorities/ Smart City leads
  • Vehicle manufacturers and distributors (OEMs) 
  • Automotive suppliers
  • Public transport operators
  • Fleet owners and managers
  • Freight and logistics operators
  • Environmental bodies
  • Construction/Civil engineering firms
  • Utility companies (Fuel or Energy Suppliers) 
  • Banks, finance and investment firms
  • Service providers
  • Law firms and academia

2023 Highlights


Read below to see what some of our past attendees have to say about us:

A great day at the Irish Electric Vehicle Summit & Expo 2023 today representing AVILOO Battery Diagnostics as their Irish 🇮🇪 distributor. Some great chats about the Aviloo product, thought provoking sessions and fantastic vehicles, also great to reconnect with industry friends and colleagues from Ireland and beyond⚡️🔌🔋

– Simon Acton, AVILOO

Some impressive slides from The Norwegian Electric Vehicle Association’s presentation by Petter Haugneland at the excellent EV Summit in Dublin

– Mark McCall, EVANI

“Better event than last year, footfall seemed higher and addition of the fleet stage was a resounding success”

– Sponsor – Drivalia

“Well done on everything, a huge undertaking, even more than last year but a fantastic day” – Chair

– Geraldine Herbert, Sunday Independent

“Congratulations on a really successful event”

– Aoife O’Grady, ZEVI

“Thanks so much for having me, it was a great experience and fab to meet other like-minded people”

– Karla Doheny, SIG

Contact Us
If you have any questions or requests, or require assistance with your booking,  please feel free to contact me:
Jackie Bryan
Conference Facilitator
Tel: (+353) 87 055 7913
Email: [email protected]

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Francis McGinley
Commercial Sales Manager
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+353 (0) 87 447 7672

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