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First e-car journey planning tool launched

The tool is being piloted in Ireland and will enable users to receive suggested routes that consider electric-vehicle charging facilities, as well as information on the cost of the journey, CO2 emissions and savings.

The tool was launched by South West College and Action Renewables at the BATTERIE project closing conference held at Titanic Belfast.

‘We are thrilled to be launching the world’s first dedicated online intermodal journey-planning tool and would like to encourage all electric-vehicle drivers to avail of the service,’ said Dr John Harrison of South West College. 

‘Northern Ireland has one of the highest concentrations of electric-vehicle charge points in the world – 174 in total, including 160 fast chargers and 14 rapid chargers – making it the ideal location to pilot this initiative.’

The BATTERIE European regional development-funded project has been established to improve the co-operation and links between various transport services across Europe, and to promote the application of smart technologies and usage of alternative fuels.

Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 14 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie works across the magazine portfolio and updates the company websites with daily news, interviews and road test content.

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