Electric cars could go longer between plugs if LG Chem’s technology works.

Electric cars have had more false dawns than a French & Saunders fancy dress contest. We’ve been told, repeatedly, that battery power is the futur(...)

There was a five per cent drop in the number of used cars imported in January as a result of the euro’s value decreasing

Could buying a new car actually offer genuinely better value right now? It’s certainly possible, because not only is there a plethora of sharp (...)

Bood day, bad day: Aer Lingus rose on the Iseq while CRH and Ryanair fell. Photograph: Alan Betson

European stocks declined on Monday after last week’s gains, but the FTSE 100 blue-chip index managed to reverse slips in early trading to set a new r(...)

Leinster rugby squad training in UCD recently: its main sponsor is Bank of Ireland. Photograph: ©inpho/morgan treacy

Volkswagen is to end its six-year sponsorship of Leinster Rugby at the end of this season. The company became the official car supplier to the team in(...)

A bull figure in front of the Dax board at the Frankfurt stock exchange. As Europe’s biggest exporter, Germany has benefited from quantitative easing’s deliberate weakening of the euro

Germany’s Dax index broke through, and closed above, the 12,000 barrier for the first time yesterday as German equities emerged as the main beneficiar(...)

Toyota was the most popular car in Ireland for the year to the end of February, accounting for 4,523 of new private cars licensed. Photo: Reuters

New car sales rose by 29.2 per cent in February, when compared with the same month in 2014, with 15,384 cars were licensed in the month. Accord(...)

Volkswagen: results out on Thursday
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TODAY Results: Mincon Group; Urban Outfitters. Meetings: Eurogroup meeting. Indicators: Euro zone Sentix Investor Confidence (Mar); US lab(...)

Car executives are taking seriously the prospect of Apple and Google as direct competitors even as they consider partnering with the two. “If these t(...)

The Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept at the motor show in Geneva. Photograph:  Martial Trezzini/Keystone

If politicians are searching for signs of European economic recovery, they need look no further than the show floor at the Geneva motor show.Petrolhea(...)

The new Volkswagen Passat at the 85th International Motor Show in Geneva. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

Volkswagen’s new Passat has won the prestigious car of the year title in Europe. The German family saloon was awarded 340 points by the panel of inter(...)