Sustainable EV Tour arrives in Ireland to raise awareness of ocean acidification

The Divers Alert Network (DAN) Sustainable EV Tour 2022 will arrive in Ireland next week, promoting electric vehicles and sustainability to help combat ocean acidification. The team aim to meet as many people as possible to explore ways in which they can help towards solving the global acidification threat, which damages marine life. 

Their next stop is Ireland, where DAN sustainability reps Alana Alvarez and Manu Bustelo will continue their tour – carbon-neutrally – in a 100% electric Hyundai Kona SUV, visiting Galway, Cork and Dublin. They will be holding events at the Dive Academy in The Aran Islands, Oceanaddicts in Kinsale, Oceans of Discovery Dive Center in Robert’s Cove, Cork and OCEANDIVERS in Bray.  

Sustainable EV Tour to raise awareness of ocean acidification

Electric vehicle infrastructure is crucial to supporting the health of our oceans  

Alana Alvarez and Manuel Bustelo (DAN Europe Ambassadors) alongside the DAN team, are travelling across the country using an electric vehicle (Hyundai), educating people in schools, diving and swimming clubs on making the activity safer, more accessible, and sustainable.

The DAN team is only using IONITY’s high-power charging stations on the UK tour because the chargers exclusively use electricity that is generated from renewable sources of energy.

IONITY enables electric travel for everyone in Europe, helping to decarbonise the transport and mobility sector that is responsible for a quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions in the EU. Decarbonisation needs electrification and electrification needs infrastructure. That’s why IONITY is building a pan-European high-power charging network which is open to electric vehicles of all brands.

“We want to do more than just provide 100% renewable electricity at our charging stations. That is why we support initiatives such as DAN Europe and their Sustainable Tour in educating the public, so everyone can take the right steps and make a positive contribution to a healthier planet. Travelling to and from mainland Europe emissions-free and carbon-neutral is absolutely possible with IONITY, with 1,841 high-power chargers providing only and exclusively electricity that is generated from renewable sources of energy.”  – Andreas Atkins, Country Manager UK & Ireland, IONITY

“We are grateful to have such an engaged partner in IONITY, that is passionate about driving the change with us and contributing to a sustainable development of our oceans.” – Manuel Bustelo, Sustainability Consultant, DAN Europe

Find out more about the DAN Sustainable UK Tour:

About DAN Europe
Founded in 1983, DAN Europe is an international non-profit medical and research organisation dedicated to the health and safety of divers. It serves as the diving community’s one-stop source for peace of mind services.

DAN Europe’s efforts seek to prevent injuries and promote the overall well-being of divers around the world, also providing the most accurate, up-to-date and unbiased information available on issues of common concern. They conduct underwater diving research and provide educational programs, to create a more alert diving community.

IONITY makes long distance travel with electric vehicles the new normal.
The company builds and operates a high-power charging (HPC) network along Europe’s highways, using state-of-the-art technology with a charging capacity of up to 350 kW. By doing so drivers of current and future generations of electric vehicles – using the leading European charging standard CCS (Combined Charging System) – benefit from maximum charging speeds while taking a break on their journey.

Every IONITY charging station consists of an average of six to twelve charging points. As a commitment to sustainability, all IONITY chargers deliver 100% renewable energy for both emission-free and carbon neutral driving.

IONITY was founded in 2017 and is a joint venture of the car manufacturers BMW Group, Ford Motor Company, Hyundai Motor Group, Mercedes Benz AG and Volkswagen Group with Audi and Porsche, along with BlackRock’s Global Renewable Power platform as financial investor.

More than 150 employees are shaping the future of e-Mobility at IONITY. The company is headquartered in Munich with additional offices in Dortmund and outside Norway’s capital Oslo. IONITY is an internationally registered trademark.

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