The ecar Project was founded from a simple yet ambitious idea - to bring the highly innovative yet growing electric vehicle (EV) industry to Northern Ireland (NI). Our unique approach offered a cross-Departmental, cross-industry and international cross-border initiative.

An ecar Consortium, led by the Department for Regional Development and the Department of Environment, competed against over 20 other UK regions for a multi-million funding grant. The bid was successfully awarded £850,000 in 2010. A further £800,000 was raised by the dedicated Consortium which consisted of public and private sector organisations.
The ecarni consortium consisted of the following organisations:

  • Dept. for Regional Development
  • Dept. of the Environment
  • Northern Ireland Electricity (NIE)
  • ESB ecars
  • Power NI
  • Donnelly Motor Group
  • 20 Local Councils
  • Strategic Investment Board
  • INTEL & SAP (associate members)
Department for Infrastructure

Department for Infrastructure

Clarence Court 10-18 Adelaide Street Belfast BT2 8GB

Web: https://www.infrastructure-ni.gov.uk/

DOE

Department of the Environment

Goodwood House 44-58 May Street Belfast BT1 4NN

Web: www.doeni.gov.uk

 SIB

Strategic Investment Board - SIB

North West Office Exchange House Queens Quay Londonderry BT48 7AS

Web: www.sibni.org/

NIE

Northern Ireland Electricity – NIE

120 Malone Road Belfast BT9 5HT

Web: www.nie.co.uk

Power NI

Power NI

Greenwood House 64 Newforge Lane Belfast BT9 5NF

Web: www.powerni.co.uk

ESB Cars

ESB ecars

Two Gateway, East Wall Road, Dublin 3, Ireland

Web: www.esb.ie/ecars

Donnelly Group

Donnelly Group

59 Moy Road Dungannon BT71 7DT

Web: www.donnellygroup.co.uk

Antrim Borough Council

Antrim Borough Council

Antrim Civic Centre 50 Stiles Way Antrim BT41 2UB

Web: www.antrim.gov.uk

Armagh City and District Council

Armagh City and District Council

Council Offices The Palace Demesne Armagh BT60 4EL

Web: www.armagh.gov.uk

Ballymena Borough Council

Ballymena Borough Council

Ardeevin 80 Galgorm Road Ballymena BT42 1AB

Web: www.ballymena.gov.uk

Ballymoney Borough Council

Ballymoney Borough Council

Riada House 14 Charles Street Ballymoney BT53 6DZ

Web: www.ballymoney.gov.uk

Coleraine Borough Council

Coleraine Borough Council

Cloonavin 66 Portstewart Road Coleraine BT52 1EY

Web: www.colerainebc.gov.uk

Derry City Council

Derry City Council

98 Strand Road Derry BT48 7NN

Web: www.derrycity.gov.uk

Down District Council

Down District Council

Downshire Civic Centre Downshire Estate Ardglass Road Downpatrick BT30 6RA

Web: www.downdc.gov.uk

Fermanagh District Council

Fermanagh District Council

Townhall 2 Townhall Street Enniskillen BT74 7BA

Web: www.fermanagh.gov.uk

Larne Borough Council

Larne Borough Council

Smiley Buildings Victoria Road Larne BT40 1RU

Web: www.larne.gov.uk

Limavady Borough Council

Limavady Borough Council

7 Connell Street Limavady BT49 0HA

Web: www.limavady.gov.uk

Lisburn City Council

Lisburn City Council

Lagan Valley Island Island Civic Centre The Island Lisburn BT27 4RL

Web: www.lisburncity.gov.uk

Newry & Mourne District Council

Newry & Mourne District Council

Monaghan Row Newry BT35 8DJ

Web: www.newryandmourne.gov.uk

Newtownabbey Borough Council

Newtownabbey Borough Council

Mossley Mill Carnmoney Road North Newtownabbey BT36 5QA

Web: www.newtownabbey.gov.uk

Omagh District Council

Omagh District Council

The Grange Mountjoy Road Omagh BT79 7BL

Web: www.omagh.gov.uk

Banbridge District Council

Banbridge District Council

Civic Building Downshire Road Banbridge BT32 3JY

Web: www.banbridge.com

Belfast City Council

Belfast City Council

Belfast City Hall Belfast BT1 5GS

Web: www.belfastcity.gov.uk

Castlereagh Borough Council

Castlereagh Borough Council

Civic Centre 1 Bradford Court Upper Galwally Belfast BT8 6RB

Web: www.castlereagh.gov.uk

Craigavon Borough Council

Craigavon Borough Council

Civic Centre PO Box 66 Lakeview Road Craigavon BT64 1AL

Web: www.craigavon.gov.uk

Cookstown District Council

Cookstown District Council

Burn Road Cookstown BT80 8DT

Web: www.cookstown.gov.uk

Strabane District Council

Strabane District Council

47 Derry Road Strabane BT82 8DY

Web: www.strabanedc.com