ESB is seeking 24 “ecar ambassadors” to trial an electric powered car for a four month time period over the coming year. You may remember the launch of the same campaign in 2012. This will be the 2nd year which will be running the “Great Electric Drive” trial. They are seeking candidates across a multitude of ages, lifestyles, occupations and commuting patterns, and even would like to see organisations geting involved in this year’s trial.
The chosen ecar ambassadors will trial one of a variety of of electric vehicles including the BMW i3, the Mitsubishi iMiEV, a Hybrid SUV, or a Renault Kangoo Z.E. commercial electric van.
Drivers have the opportunity to charge the electric vehicle in their home or in their place of work or at any ecar charge point across the country.
Anyone thinking about signing up may apply here. The closing date for applications is March 4, 2014.
Dermot McArdle, Head of ecars, at ESB.
An electric powered car is cheaper than two cents a kilometre to fuel and the average motorist could achieve running cost savings of almost €2,300 a year. Electric cars offer very real significant savings to Irish motorists.