Ireland is the 14th most expensive country in the world for petrol, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. (Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / THE IRISH TIMES)

If you think filling up your car with petrol in Ireland is too expensive you may be right. According to research compiled by Bloomberg, Ireland is the(...)

UK police forces modify their vehicles significantly, an option denied to the Gardai.

Last night’s fatal crash on the M7, involving a Garda car which was pursuing another vehicle, has raised once again safety concerns about the age and (...)

Trenton Buzard spent four months in an intensive care unit. Photograph: Jeff Swensen/The New York Times

The number of deaths in the US linked to General Motors’ defective ignition switch has risen to 23, according to figures released on Monday by the pro(...)

Opel’s new city car will be called Karl, after one of the three sons of founder Adam Opel.

Opel has announced the name of its new city car, a model that will replace the defunct Agila in the lineup. Following on from the naming of Opel’s Min(...)

As global sales of hybrids continue to rise, there’s no doubting that it’s the Toyota Prius that is still the car most closely associated with the fue(...)

General Motors and other car manufacturers are reducing production due to economic impact of Ukraine conflict. Photograph: Reuters

General Motors, the world’s second-biggest carmaker, is cutting production in Russia as deliveries drop amid a weakening economy stemming from the gov(...)

Opel, which nearly came a cropper in the recession, is celebrating an increase in its pan-European dealer network

Some of the car makers most seriously affected by the economic downturn seem to be making decent strides towards returning to health. Opel, which near(...)

Chevrolet Malibu: the 2014 model with forward collision alert  gets the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s highest designation, the Top Safety Pick+

Just as the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) conducts independent crash tests on new cars on this side of the Atlantic, so the Insura(...)

Second quarter profit for GM tumbled from $1.26 billion in Q2 2013 to $190 million this year

Costs associated with the massive “Ignition Switch” safety recall and the continued expense of restructuring Opel’s European operations have massively(...)

Burt Reynolds, the man most middle-aged men are trying to be. Photograph from Smokey and the Bandit

Worryingly, this year I hit the same age as Billy Crystal’s character in City Slickers. Yes, I am now in the same age bracket as the central player(...)