Damien and Fiachra in Irish news again [RTE 28/07/22]

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Damien and Fiachra in Irish news again [RTE 28/07/22]

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https://www.rte.ie/news/primetime/2022/ ... emissions/
Fiachra is only seen, not mentioned :) (he works at AVA)
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Re: Damien and Fiachra in Irish news again [RTE 28/07/22]

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It was fantastic to see Damien being interviewed on the national broadcaster as part of the whole ev conversion conversation in Ireland where the gvmt are glacially slow to do anything in the way of grants, subsidies, etc to encourage an affordable commercial ev conversion sector to grow similar to the likes of Transition One in France.
The bread and butter of paying the bills in AVA is the high volume, bolt-in solution for the mining trucks. The shiny high-end cars are low volume. That other hairy beardy fella is my work twin Keith :D We just happen to look very similar :lol:
I did get into the background however....
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Re: Damien and Fiachra in Irish news again [RTE 28/07/22]

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Nice piece and well done guys. I thought Gillian Herbert afterwards was a bit dismissive to be honest. Sure - not everyone is a hobbyist but that's just it - she didn't really engage with the importance of scaling conversion efforts up. There's also other ideas such as mandating manufacturers to provide retrofit kits for the newer portions of our car fleet. The french companies, some mention changing to fuel cell in the future - hydrogen wasn't discussed at all.
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