November New Car Registrations up 24%: EV supports vital to create a viable used car market

Recent and sudden removal of the PHEV Grant sends a bad signal to motorists and the Industry. 1,131 new cars registrations for November compared to 913 in November 2020 (+23.9%) and 761 in November 2019 (+48.6%). 104,563 new cars registered year to date compared to 87,724 for the same period in 2020 (+19.2%) and 116,885 […]

Two-thirds of drivers do not plan to buy another standard petrol or diesel car, but most will choose a hybrid rather than an electric car – AA Ireland

The majority of drivers (65%) say they won’t buy a traditional petrol/diesel car again More than 2 in 5 current petrol/diesel owners plan to buy a hybrid next Current EV owners overwhelmingly plan to stay with EVs, and owning a hybrid car makes a driver more than twice as likely to pick an EV next […]

New research commissioned by Circle K reveals over half of Irish motorists believe they will be driving electric vehicles by 2030

Over half (53%) of Irish motorists say they will be driving an electric vehicle (EV) by 2030 to reduce CO2 emissions Two in five would consider switching to an electric vehicle within the next three years, with almost two thirds (64%) of 18-24-year-olds considering the switch Over two fifths (43%) will rely on forecourts for […]

August New Car Registrations Up 25%; Budgetary measures need to build on momentum of lower emitting vehicles

6,013 new cars registrations for August compared to 4,808 in August 2020 (+25.1%) and 5,088 in August 2019 (+18.2%). 96,309 new cars registered year to date compared to 78,864 for the same period in 2020 (22.1%) and 110,527 in 2019 (-12.9%). The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) today released their official new vehicle […]

Automobile Association advises you to carry out vehicle checks as school runs return

AA Ireland is calling on motorists to exercise additional caution in the weeks and months ahead as commuter activity begins to return to peak levels. With the end of the summer holidays and all children now returning to school, many of us will see our travel patterns change. It’s important that you plan ahead for […]

Roscrea’s Nicole Drought wins at Silverstone

Nicole Drought returned to the Britcar Endurance Series at the weekend in the best possible way. Debuting the Hyundai i30 N TCR in the series, she took victory in class 4, her fourth such win in Britcar. Having had the opportunity to test the car the previous week, Nicole was of the opinion that it […]

EV Home Charger Grant now available to Company Car Users

SEAI today announced that company car users can now apply for the EV Home Charger Grant. This now means that electric passenger vehicles owned or leased for an employee are eligible for the grant. The current scheme provides a grant up to the value of €600 towards the purchase and installation of a home charger […]

The Electric Škoda Enyaq iV Available To Test Drive

Curtain raised on ŠKODA’s new electric vehicle the ENYAQ iV priced from €37,465 inclusive of grants and rebates ŠKODA offers home charging solution with their ŠKODA iV Charger Over 1,667 Irish public charging points accessible via PowerPass Increased supply of ENYAQ iV confirmed for 2022 ŠKODA Ireland are delighted to announce that their first fully […]

Nicole Drought Returns to Britcar with Motus One

After a successful test at Oulton Park in Cheshire last week, Nicole Drought has signed a deal to return to the Britcar Endurance Series with the Silverstone based Motus One team. Nicole will race in class four, where she took three wins in 2020, but this time she will driver a TCR Cupra Touring Car. […]

Motor Industry Low Risk High Value For Re-Opening

New car registrations for February were up 6.93% (13,834) when compared to February 2020 (12,937). Registrations year to date are down 10.6% (38,986) on the same period last year (43,587). Light Commercials vehicles (LCV) are up 53.05% (3,315) compared to February last year (2,166) and year to date are up 6.73% (8,339). HGV (Heavy Goods […]

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