Michael Mcaleer

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Hybrids now account for 63% of Toyota sales in western and central Europe.

In the age of electric Toyota believes it has the edge over rivals that will see it through one of the biggest revolutions in the automotive sector si(...)

VW Passat

For all the political and media spotlight on electric cars, sales figures show the public’s focus is fixed on hybrids, for now at least. Anecdotal sto(...)

Toyota has two manufacturing facilities in Britain, a vehicle manufacturing plant in Burnaston, Derbyshire and an engine plant in Deeside, Wales. The UK manufacturing operation employs more than 3,800 workers directly.

Britain’s car and aerospace industries have led criticism of UK government plans to split from European regulations after Brexit, warning it will cos(...)

Volkswagen was the most popular new car brand in 2019, according to the CSO, with 13,180 cars taxed for the first time, ahead of Toyota with 11,408, Hyundai with 10,281, Ford with 9,047 and Skoda with 8,791.

Sales of new fully-electric cars rose by 11 per cent during the first few days of 2020, though they still represent only 2.4 per cent of the total new(...)

Renault’s new plug-in hybrid Captur and hybrid Clio:  it has tapped into its years of experience from electric modes to develop its new hybrid set-up, and securing more than 150 patents in the process

Renault can see the end of the road for diesel versions of its smaller and mid-sized cars. The French car giant – an early advocate for full-electric (...)

In the Golf, Volkswagen has over-egged the tech, messed around too much with the steering feel, and in doing so they’ve lost some of the flavour that made has made the Golf so good. Photograph: Volkswagen

As it prepares to write a new chapter in its history, the self-proclaimed “people’s car” brand finds itself in a bit of pickle with its quintessential(...)

For those with shopping for presents, Ciara O’Brien has top tips on the best tech gifts

A pay gap between male and female graduates opens up within a year of leaving college and widens over time, according to a new study. Carl O’Brien rep(...)

 The development team of the new Clio has got the interior mix of physical buttons and touchscreen controls just right

Motoring Editor Forget Nicole, Papa or Thierry Henry and his va-va-voom. Gemma is the new star of Renault’s small-car story. In its latest ad for Eur(...)

The Mercedes-Benz GLB takes some styling cues from the company’s glorious G-Wagon, though not quite enough in our opinion

Mercedes-Benz is adding yet another flavour to its alphabet soup of SUVs. Still don’t believe it’s about crossovers and not cars these days? How abou(...)

Ronald Quinlan reports on a plan by An Post that could see the former Clerys department store on O’Connell Street becoming its new headquarters as it relocates from the GPO (above).

Hailed by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar as the “biggest investment in rural Ireland ever”, the arrival of the €3 billion National Broadband Plan was signed y(...)

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