Olivia O’Brien, a Science teacher in Presentation Secondary School Thurles, has just received her electric car. She is taking part in the ESB ecar Great Electric Drive trial. Olivia is the lucky recipient of a Mitsubishi I-Miev and will be driving it for the next 3 months.
Olivia has previously mentored students in the Young Scientist competition and last May, mentored a team that won the SEAI ‘One Good Idea’ competition promoting the use of electric cars.
In June, ESB launched a competition to become an Ecar Ambassador and drive an electric car for up to a year. The hugely positive response of more than 12,000 applicants, highlights the level of interest the general public have in this innovative, driving technology. Nineteen people and two companies were selected to participate in the year-long trial. Watch out for the ecar in the Thurles area.