70% of Irish car buyers are considering an electric vehicle as their next car

DoneDeal, Ireland’s largest car website, in association with the SEAI found that 70% of Irish consumers are considering an electric vehicle as their next car purchase. (Source: Survey of 1,000 car buyers in November & December 2022). For the first time ever,  2022 was the first year when an electric vehicle, the Volkswagen ID.4, was the […]

Carzone predicts January 25th as the day that motorists are most likely to consider buying a car

With New Year’s resolutions in full swing and as we inch closer to pay day, it seems that January is also the time that many of us start to think about buying a new car.  Based on data from previous years and monitoring traffic visiting the site and apps, Carzone, Ireland’s trusted motoring marketplace predicts that […]

AA Ireland drives EV the full length of Ireland on one full charge

Drive took place on Wednesday, 11th of January Car completed 615km with 2% battery remaining   AA Ireland’s Blake Boland and Paddy Comyn have driven from Mizen Head in Cork to Malin Head in Donegal, the two extremities of Ireland, without stopping to charge. The famous route is regularly undertaken by keen cyclists and runners, […]

Fuel prices remain steady across the state ahead of planned increases in March

Diesel prices dropped by 1.7% compared to December (€1.71 per litre). Petrol prices remain steady, with just a marginal 0.6% increase on average (€1.62 per litre). The ban on the importation of Russian fuel products into the EU comes into effect on February 5th. AA Ireland encourages the government to withdraw excise duty reductions on […]

Transport vision in Climate Action Plan will transform how we travel over the coming 7 years

Key Objectives For 2030:  Cut transport emissions by 50% Change the way we use our road space Reduce the total distance driven across all car journeys by 20% Continue to enhance accessible public transport services Increase walking and cycling network Reduce the number of ‘school run’ journeys undertaken by private car by 30% Walking, cycling […]

Škoda Celebrates the Winter Solstice with new Marketing Campaign

Škoda’s award winning Made for Ireland marketing campaign helped the Czech brand break into the top four best-selling car brands in Ireland for the first time. Focusing on their product’s practical and clever features, such as the umbrella located in the passenger door, has featured in their communications and helped cement their “Made for Ireland” […]

CUPRA further strengthens its commitment to electric motorsport as it joins ABT to compete in Formula E

ABT CUPRA will compete in ABB FIA Formula E, the competition that brings electric racing to the heart of the world’s most iconic cities, from 2023  Building on success in FIA ETCR and Extreme E, it’s a natural next step for CUPRA as it continues to prove that electrification and performance are a perfect match  […]

Top tips not to slip: the ABCs of driving in snow and ice from Carzone

This week temperatures have plummeted across the country with ice and snow in many areas. Motorists are encouraged to drive carefully as these weather conditions can be dangerous. Preparation, patience, and practicality are key when it comes to driving in winter road conditions. Carzone, Ireland’s ultimate motoring marketplace, has put together the ABC’s for motorists […]

Petrol prices drop by almost 4% on average, Diesel by 3%

Diesel prices slip below €2 per litre across the country on average according to the latest AA Ireland price survey Petrol prices are back to February pricing in slight respite for motorists In a week where motorists were hit with the prospect of a double increase, both in terms of toll charging and EV charging, […]

Two Countries, Two Races, Two Trophies for Nicole Drought

Tipperary driver Nicole Drought had a busy time of it last weekend. She travelled to Anglesey in Wales to compete in the famous Race of Rembrance- an Endurance race for a variety of cars with multiple drivers . Rejoining the WRC Developments team, Nicole qualified fourth in class but once the seven hour race got […]

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