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The Opel Combo-e’s predicted 280km   range will drop pretty quickly to more like 200km if you’re doing motorway miles or it’s very cold out

Up to now, family car buyers have been relatively ill-served by the electric car revolution. If you’ve wanted something truly spacious and practical, (...)

Dacia Jogger: the perfect car for a world of rising prices

Quite how you pick a rival for the Dacia Jogger is a bit of a puzzler. There just aren’t very many family-sized, relatively affordable seven-seat cars(...)

While it might lack for modernity, the MG 5 does have that big-ish 57kWh (useable) battery up its sleeve.

Take a look, for a moment, at the price list for the MG 5 EV on MG’s Irish website. Peruse it carefully enough and you’ll notice that MG defines the 5(...)

Moscow on Thursday. The Russian government has banned exports of auto equipment until the end of 2022 in retaliation for Western sanctions. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

The Russian government has banned exports of telecom, medical, auto, agricultural, electrical and tech equipment, as well as some forestry products, u(...)

Next to Audi’s A6, the DS9 is a little shorter but also marginally taller and wider. A Mercedes E Class is a similar height and length but the DS9 again tops it for width

As large, premium French cars go, the DS9 is out on its own. Literally. A cursory glance at the new four-door reveals an imposing car with some excell(...)

A classic Ford Taunus. Car brands used to look distinctive but now they all look the same. What does that process tell us about the impact of global events and attitude to product design? Photograph: iStock/Getty Images

These days most suburban cars are more or less the same shape. Back in the 1980s, there were quite distinct car designs. Despite all the marketing and(...)

'We’re going out trying to score points in the manufacturer’s championship, that’s the most important thing,' says Waterford’s Craig Breen

Craig Breen is no stranger to tragedy. The Waterford man found out the hard way just how dangerous motor sport can be, back in 2012, when a crash on t(...)

Two new entrants to Irish market are a funky all-electric city car or a practical seven-seat petrol-powered people carrier

Irish buyers with a budget of €25,000 have a couple of new choices to consider, depending on their family needs: a funky all-electric city car or a pr(...)

Chief executive of Gowen Group Mick Dwan: ‘If I was in a pure electric car – and I drive around the country – I would be a little nervous about the car going to Cork or to Belfast.’ Photograph: Dara MacDónaill/ The Irish Times

Why have heads not rolled in the global motor trade over the current supply mess? It’s a perceptive point raised by Mick Dwan, boss of one of Ireland’(...)

Gowan Group will now distribute Fiat, Alfa Romeo and Jeep in Ireland. Photograph: AFP/Marco Bertorello via Getty

Fiat once had a position of dominance in the Irish market. Back in the 1970s, when new car sales hovered at around 60-70,000 per annum, Fiat was selli(...)

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