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A decade ago the then government set a target that 10 per cent of the Irish vehicle fleet would be electric by 2020, meaning 240,000 electric vehicles on our roads. We’re likely to be 230,000 shy of that target by the end of next year.

A million electric cars by 2030. It sounds fantastic and it is time to do the maths to see if it is realistic. There were 2.7 million vehicles on Ir(...)

The best-selling model so far this year is the Nissan Qashqai with 2,875 registrations, ahead of the Hyundai Tucson with 2,733

New car sales rose4.7 per cent in May compared to last year, with 6,341 registrations. However, total registrations are still down 7.6 per cent on las(...)

Simi estimates that the average tax take on a new car is €10,000; on these secondhand car imports, it is about half that. Photograph: iStock

A study from UCD’s Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School and the Marketing Institute of Ireland suggested that used secondhand car imports will out(...)

In a surprise result, Peugeot has topped the latest JD Power rating for the most reliable car brand

In something of a surprise, given the results of previous surveys, Peugeot has been named by JD Power as the most reliable car brand for 2019. JD Powe(...)

Think of it as Seiko watch syndrome. Seiko watches generally occupy a relatively humble place in a humble jewellers. It’s true, you can get models tha(...)

Despite the leap in sales, the overall take-up of EVs in Ireland remains relatively low by international standards. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Sales of electric vehicles (EVs) soared by 470 per cent in the first quarter of 2019 as more motorists took to roads in battery-powered cars . Figure(...)

Volkswagen is the most popular brand of new car so far this year, with 7,225 registrations.

New car sales are down 10.7 per cent on last year with 64,098 registrations up to the end of March. The motor trade is warning that Brexit uncertainty(...)

The Seat Tarraco:  it  suffers from that same hesitancy that we’ve seen  in other VW Group vehicles

Given that, in spite of the rugged SUV shape, most Seat Tarracos will spend most of their lives shunting along in urban traffic, it seems odd that thi(...)

Audi promised to bring nothing but electric (well, half-electric at least) cars to Geneva, and the star of the four-ringed stand is the Q4 e-Tron conc(...)

Nissan’s IMQ concept crossover: Is this the face of the next generation Qashqai?

Geneva’s Palexpo hall, the home of its famed motor show, was practically bursting with electricity on Tuesday, and not all (or even much) of that came(...)

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