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A one-year change to BIK on electric vehicles is likely to have little impact:  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A zero per per cent rate of Benefit-in-Kind (BIK) for one year on electric vehicles was the only measure in a budget that otherwise left the motorist (...)

Grants for firms to install public charging points and free tolls for electric vehicles on the likes of the Port Tunnel and East Link Bridge are being proposed by Simi in its pre-budget submission

The motor trade is warning of a potential “perfect storm” similar to that which decimated the sector in 2008 and has called on the Government to avoid(...)

The remains of Robert (Pino) Harris leave The Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary following his funeral in Dalkey, Dublin.Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

The funeral has taken place of Robert “Pino” Harris who died unexpectedly at the age of 75. Mourners at The Church of the Assumption of the Blessed (...)

Increasing imports of cars from the UK mcontinue to be driven by a weakened Sterling exchange rate. According to industry watchers motorcheck.ie, 13,381 cars have been imported from the UK so far this year, a rise of some 41 per cent.

The car trade in Ireland will be hoping for a significant boost from the July registration plate change, as sales of new models dipped again in June. (...)

Car models such as the updated VW Golf, the new Ford Fiesta and Peugeot’s new 3008 are not yet filling up the Irish sales charts.

The true state of the Irish car market is being disguised by enormous numbers of last-day registrations in the first three months of the year as both (...)

Hyundai’s new Ioniq: figures for the year to date show the Korean firm has a slight lead over Volkswagen in terms of sales.

New car registrations in November were down on the same month last year but the overall market for the year remains up 17 per cent. There has been 146(...)

‘Our experience of previous periods of high insurances costs suggest that car maintenance will reduce, increasing the risk of accidents and the incidence of uninsured driving is also likely to increase,’ says Alan Nolan, director general of SIMI. Image: iStock

There is an increasing clamour for the motor insurance premiums in Ireland to be brought down. The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) has cla(...)

New car sales rose in August were up 14.3 per cent on the same month last year, with the total registrations so far this year at 138,538.

New car sales rose in August were up 14.3 per cent on the same month last year, with the total registrations so far this year at 138,538. Sales in A(...)

Volkswagen is the best-selling car brand on the Irish market, with 10,945 registrations, closely followed by Toyota with 10,807. It comes as the new car market exceeded 100,000 sales in the first six months.

New car sales for the first six months surpassed 100,000 and are up 23 per cent on the same period last year. Figures released by the Society of the(...)

Toyota’s new Prius: The Japanese firm is now the best-selling brand on the new car market in 2016

New car sales for the first three months of 2016 are up 28.5 per cent on last year with 82,882 new cars registered. Toyota is now the best-selling bra(...)

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