Neil Briscoe

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The Government’s target to have 950,000 electric vehicles on the roads in the Republic by 2030 is already being described as unrealistic within the motor trade. Photograph: Alexander Becher/EPA

A senior motor executive in Ireland has warned that the market for new cars in Ireland could plummet to as few as 55,000 sales next year if the Govern(...)

The Union Of Concerned Scientists studied the ‘well to wheel’ conundrum and came up with the following conclusion: “We found that battery electric cars generate half the emissions of the average comparable gasoline car, even when pollution from battery manufacturing is accounted for.”

  Greta Thunberg and David Attenborough may be separated greatly by age and experience, but both have arguably done more in the past year than a(...)

An electric charger for a Citroen SUV C5 Air Cross plug-in hybrid   is on display at  the Paris Motor Show. Photograph: Chesnot/Getty Images

The prospect of hybrid and plug-in hybrid cars losing their Government subsidies is a looming possibility as the we roll towards budget day in October(...)

Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC: There are new bumpers and lights, new grilles, some new colour options, and a revised interior with (optional) digital instruments and a bigger (also optional) touchscreen for the MBUX infotainment system.

Accelerating hard along the outside lane, we whip past the little white sign with the three diagonal slashes. In Ireland, such a sign would be all but(...)

In March 2018, Elaine Herzberg became the first person to be killed in by  a robotic autonomous car. As she crossed the road in Tempe, Arizona,  a Volvo SUV being tested by  Uber failed to take avoiding action and hit  her

Elaine Herzberg will some day be the answer to a question in a television quiz show, simply because she chose the wrong moment to step off a kerb and (...)

The Mini Cooper S 60 Years Edition isn’t the fastest hot hatch around but it still has the lightning steering response that you expect from a Mini, and it’s still gloriously good fun to drive

It seems, as you open the door, as if you’re about to take a step back in time. The exterior looks old, albeit well-scrubbed up. Even given the modern(...)

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(...)

Toyota will offerthe five-seater business version at  €56,907 - significantly less than the €104,630 asked for the previous passenger Land Cruiser model

In July, Toyota will relaunch a car thought dead - the Land Cruiser Business edition. The previous Land Cruiser Business was, in common with rivals fr(...)

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(...)

With all cars expected to be fully connected   by 2030, the FIA says that time is running out if Europe’s aftermarket parts, servicing, and services sector isn’t to be destroyed. Photograph: Getty Images

More than €33 billion could be wiped off the value of independent after-sales and servicing for cars if control of in-car data isn’t wrested from glob(...)

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