Revealing the latest advances and newest roadmaps as the way is paved for more affordable EV models, broader reach and improved infrastructure

October 24 – Croke Park – Dublin

Our Drive to the Future Electric Vehicle Summit 2018

Wednesday October 24, Croke Park, Dublin
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About the Electric Vehicle Summit 2018: “Our drive to the future”….

There were less than 4000 EVs on the road at the start of 2018. This is seriously at odds with the government’s target that electric vehicles make up 10% (230,000 units) of all vehicles on the road by 2020. However, the good news is that registrations of new and imported electric vehicles in Ireland are up 40% on this time last year. So, are EVs finally ready to take-off?

Ireland has also set itself the target of ending the sale of cars powered just by fossil fuels by 2030. But, while the popularity of electric cars is growing, there are questions to be answered:

  • How can we help EV adoption grow more quickly and as quickly as the government hoped?
  • What types of incentive plans could help the Irish public with further adoption?
  • What plans do the government have for increasing rapid charging points to help alleviate concerns over inconvenience?
  • What types of fee structures will Ireland see for such conveniences?

Building on the success of our previous summits, these and a host of other topics will be addressed at the 3rd National Electric Vehicles Summit.

Widespread electric vehicle adoption requires a supportive ecosystem of stakeholders including utilities, government, vehicle OEMs, charging providers, interest groups and drivers. The 2018 Electric Vehicles Summit brings all of these stakeholders together under one roof to explore, in a highly interactive format, emerging trends, share best practices and map the road ahead. This innovative event is about making the most of the opportunities presented by EVs. It is about aligning objectives, creating partnerships and adopting business models to facilitate further adoption into the Irish market.

  • EV and hybrid market trends
  • The rollout of a national EV charging infrastructure
  • Mass models
  • Latest infrastructure developments
  • High power charging
  • Batteries: range, disposal, charging and standardization
  • Implications of autonomous vehicles for the EV automotive supply chain
  • Electric vehicles for fleets
  • Fee structures for charging in the future
  • New information hub for customers
  • The Norwegian experience and lessons to be lerned
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
  • Service providers
  • Environmental bodies
  • Construction/Civil engineering firms
  • Public transport operators
  • Vehicle manufacturers and distributors
  • Utility companies
  • Fleet owners and managers
  • Freight and logistics operators
  • Banks, finance and investment firms
  • Law firms and academia
  • EV drivers
Electric Green Vehicles * Renault Ireland * BMW Group * National Transport Authority * Dunlaoghaire – Rathdown County Council * Hyundai Ireland * SEAI * ESB * Bord Gais * Frank Keane BMW * Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment * AIB * Bank of Ireland * OCA * IDA * Eninserv Ltd * Jaguar Land Rover * KPMG * Volkswagen Group Ireland * Smartcharge * Bord na Móna Powergen Development * Carra Group * Kia Motors Ireland * CDK Global Automotive * ALD Merrion Fleet * Dublin City Council * Coillte * Tokheim * LeasePlan Fleet Management * Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation * O’Connor Sutton Cronin * Eir * Templemore College * Office for Low Emission Vehicles, UK * Ulster Bank * Letterkenny Institute of Technology * Kildare CoCo * Applegreen * SSE * Electroautomation * Maxol * Volvo * Topaz * Nissan * Mitsubishi Motors Ireland * GMC Utilities * UCD * Toyota * London EV Company * Commission for Regulation of Utilities * Q-Park * UCD * O’Connor Sutton * JBM * Car Charger Ltd

Main Sponsor




For sponsorship opportunities please contact:

Suzanne Brennan

Conference Director

Mob: +353 87 9191292



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

Adam Saleh

ESB Waterworks

One of the best conferences I’ve ever been too

Paddy Comyn


Well run and very informative

Liz O’ Gorman

Renault Ireland

Quality event with quality speakers

John Donohoe


Listening to the viewpoints of all the stakeholders in the one venue of great benefit

Our Tickets and Pricing

Single tickets and multi-ticket bundles available

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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

The Venue

Croke Park, Dublin

Croke Park Conference Centre - Cusack Suite

The Electric Vehicles Summit takes place in the Cusack Suite, Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin 3 – located off Clonliffe Road and accessed via St Joseph’s Avenue. The GAA Museum is also located in this section so please follow the directional signage for the Museum. Please DO NOT enter the Hogan side on Jones’ Road for this event.  The red box below has directions to this event including all bus, DART, train and Dublin Bike information.

Parking: Parking is free in the Cusack section.

GPS coordinates 53.360712, -6.2533977

Tel: + 353 1 819 2300


Eircode: D03 P6K7

Croke Park