85% of EV Drivers Experience Cheaper Running Costs Since Switching to Electric

DoneDeal, Ireland’s largest car website, has found that 85% of electric car drivers in Ireland have noted that running costs are cheaper than their previous traditional petrol/diesel cars. (Source: Survey of 937 car buyers in November 2023). 62% of Irish electric vehicle drivers plan to buy another EV as their next car purchase. Of those surveyed that […]

New Electric Vehicle Demand Outpaces New Electric Purchases in 2023 to date

Key Highlights DoneDeal, Ireland’s largest car website, has found that share of demand for new electric vehicles (EVs) on site currently stands at 23% when compared to other internal combustion engine (ICE) fuel types such as diesel, petrol and hybrid  (“Demand” on DoneDeal is defined as a weighted mix of ad views, ad saves and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Motoring – Self-charging Hybrid Vs. Mild Hybrid – what is the difference?

Over the last few months there has been a lot of noise in the motor industry about Mild Hybrid cars, which is adding to the overall confusion that new car buyers are facing. Toyota Ireland, which is the leader in self-charging hybrid (full hybrid), has set out to dispel the myths and provide clarity for […]

Mileage Concerns Holding Motorists Back From Going Electric

A fear of running out of power while driving an electric vehicle is one of the main factors holding motorists back from replacing their petrol or diesel powered car, recent research from the AA has found. In response to a survey of over 3,000 motorists undertaken by AA Rescue, 48.41% of respondents agreed that concerns about […]

Audi Leading The Charge With Its New BEV

Audi sign J V with other manufactures to build and operate high power charging stations across Ireland Audi announces details first fully electric model Online Pre-registration now available for end of 2018 orders JV named IONITY includes Audi, BMW, Daimler, Ford Motor Company & VW Group and will partner with Topaz to roll-out fast charging network across […]

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 […]

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