Fuel Costs Rising For Average Motorists, AA Finds

The majority of motorists find themselves spending up to €125 on petrol or diesel per month, recent research has found. In response to an AA Car Insurance survey of over 5,000 motorists, 58.26% of respondents stated that their typical monthly fuel spend was up to €125. Of this 58%, 18.12% typically spent between €50 and €75 per […]

AA Rescue Sees Increase in Electric Car Callouts

Demise of the spare wheel key issue for electric car owners Many conventional vehicles no longer coming with a spare wheel as standard In a sign of what the future may hold for Irish motoring AA Rescue has seen an increase in the number of breakdowns reported that relate to an electric vehicle, with almost […]

Majority Of Motorists Support Increased Electric Car Investment

Over 70% of motorists at least partially support increased government investment in electronic vehicle charging points across the country. 41% strongly agree that investment in charging points across Ireland should be a key government priority; 33.33% somewhat agree. The majority of motorists support increased investment in electric car technology according to recent research from AA […]

30% Of Motorists Likely To Go Electric When Next Changing Car

1 in 10 motorists state they are “very likely” to purchase a hybrid or fully electric vehicle when they next change their car; further 19.84% state they are somewhat likely Lack of charging facilities and doubts over effective mileage range main concerns among those unlikely to switch to a hybrid/electric vehicle. AA Rescue continues investment […]

New Irish Electric Car On The Road At End Of 2018

The Alex Eroadster car is a new electric car under development that will be built by Fintos Electric Cars here in Ireland.  This project is now into its 3rd year of design and research.   Lead engineer on the project is Limerick man Mike Keane.  Mike was formerly head of engineering at Williams Engineering (Williams F1) […]

Volvo Cars Unveils Global Electrification Strategy

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has announced one of the automotive industry’s most comprehensive electrification strategies in which plug-in hybrids will be introduced across its entire range. It will develop an entirely new range of electrified smaller cars and build a fully electric car for sale by 2019. As part of this new strategy, […]

All-Electric Volkswagen e-Golf Goes On Sale

Based on the standard Golf: World Car of the Year and European Car of The Year 2013 Range of 190km, standard full charge in 13 hours; fast charge to 80 per cent in 35 mins Top speed of 140km/h; 0-100 km/h in 10.4 seconds AC electric motor produces 85 kW / 115 PS and 270 Nm of […]

Irish Government and ESB sign new electric car deal with PSA Peugeot Citroën, Grants up to €5000 will be available

PSA Peugeot Citroën has today (Thursday, December 2nd 2010), introduced two new electric car models to Ireland, as part of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Irish Government and ESB. Viewing Ireland as an ideal market for electric cars PSA Peugeot Citroën will supply the Irish market with the Peugeot iOn and Citroën C-Zero. […]

Government announces €5,000 incentive for electric vehicles

The Irish Government, the ESB and the Renault-Nissan Alliance today announced a comprehensive partnership to position Ireland as a European leader in electric transport. Today’s Definitive Agreement includes the development of a nationwide electric car charging infrastructure by ESB, the supply of electric cars by the Renault–Nissan Alliance from 2011, as well as Government policies […]