Opel is recalling 8,000  Zafira B models built between 2005 and 2014  over a potential fire risk in the ventilation system.

Opel Ireland is to recall up to 8,000 cars over a potential fire risk in the ventilation system. The recall concerns Zafira B models built between 20(...)

Electric vehicle owners are angered by the new prices to be  imposed from January by ESB

Since the beginning of Ireland’s slow-burning affair with the electric car, one of the major carrots to encourage people to take a chance on battery (...)

 Andrea Bocelli in full voice at the launch of the Alfa Romeo Giulia in June. The car’s on-sale date has reportedly been pushed back  between three and six months

Alfa Romeo is reportedly pushing back the on-sale date for its crucial new Giulia saloon by between three and six months. The date-shift is being bla(...)

The US Environmental Protection Agency said it is now looking at 3.0-litre V6 diesel engines used mostly in larger, more expensive models such as the the Porsche Cayenne sport utility vehicle. Photograph: Denis Balibouse/Reuters

US investigators have implicated the Volkswagen Group’s 3.0-litre TDI V6 diesel engine in the ever-expanding diesel scandal, an accusation which if pr(...)

Dying breed: by 2050, cars may be a thing of the past in Oslo

We’ve seen various cities announce plans for partial car bans or congestion controls, but Oslo, the capital of Norway, is considering banning all c(...)

Valeo’s test car - a Mercedes S-Class - spotted on the M50

There was that momentary frisson of excitement that you might have just caught a glimpse of the future. In the week of Back To The Future day, it was(...)

Smoky silhouette looks to be a small, mid-engined coupe which Yamaha will show to the world at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show

We generally think of Yamaha as a maker of motorbikes and the provider of suitable steeds for the legendary Valentino Rossi. Or, occasionally, we t(...)

Chinese premier Xi Jinping with the Aston Martin DB10  during his state visit in London: the sports car will feature in the new James Bond film, Spectre. Photograph:  Chris Jackson/Getty Images

If you’re going to dangle a carrot in front of potential investors, then a 1,000hp electric super-saloon would be a good one. And it’s got an Aston(...)

Opel Zafiras built between 2005 and 2012 are being investigated for a potential risk of fire in the air conditioning and heating system.

Opel Zafira people carriers, built between 2005 and 2012, are being investigated by Opel - and Vauxhall in the UK - for a potential risk of fire in t(...)

Volvo says the time has come for electrified cars to cease being a niche technology and enter the mainstream

Volvo already has two plug-in hybrid cars in its line-up, the XC90 T8 and the V60 diesel D6 hybrids, but the Swedish car-maker wants to expand that(...)