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 […]

10 Tips For Driving in Snow and Ice- from Roscrea Race Driver Nicole Drought

1. If you know there is bad weather coming, check your tyre conditions and make sure the pressures are correct- most tyre centres will do this free of charge. Also ensure you have enough windscreen washer fluid and have an additive too to stop it freezing. 2. Unless you need to drive- don’t. This might […]

Ten tips for driving in snow and icy conditions from Carzone

This week, temperatures are predicted to drop across the country with snow and ice forecasted in the coming days. Motorists will be encouraged to drive with caution as these weather conditions can be unsettling, dangerous, and hazardous. Preparation, patience, and practicality are key when it comes to driving in snow, frost, ice, and other winter […]

Electric Cars in Ireland: Flaws & All

The automotive sector has been rapidly moving on its path to electrification. While there have been plenty of hybrid car models, they are being increasingly joined by several electric car alternatives.    However, not everyone is still sure about these cars and people look at them with a lot of doubt and suspicion. Therefore, it […]

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