The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) held a conference to showcase measures for decarbonising industry fleets to meet transport targets.
Representatives from public and business sectors attended the event which provided direction on how to decarbonise their fleet and meet their transport targets.
A key objective of the government’s transport policy to 2030 is to reduce the kilometres travelled by car by 20%. This includes both public and private sector. So far in 2023, SEAI has supported businesses to purchase 1,160 vehicles with grants that value over €4.5 million. Fleets can adopt the avoid, shift, improve approach to personal mobility whilst buying and driving battery electric when they can, and as commercial vehicle capability becomes available.
SEAI is helping to support each organisation by providing technical training, networking, and capital supports to help in decarbonising transport.
Conference attendees heard from keynote speakers covering topics including transport policy, legislative requirements, and best practice from across the public and private sector.
The session covered the latest policy and legislative requirements with insights and guidance to assist in developing transport decarbonisation strategies This year SEAI has also been administering an Electric Vehicle Commercial Fleet Trial on behalf of ZEVI (Zero Emissions Vehicles Ireland).
Declan Meally, Director of Business and Public Sector and Transport at SEAI said, “it is really encouraging to be able to see first-hand the amazing range of electric and renewable vehicles that are now available and a real alternative that businesses are switching to. It was also great to see so many attendees who are working with SEAI and are interested in making the switch and being able to hear the positive stories from those pioneering businesses that are already well progressed on their sustainable journey.”