A mask-wearing car sales person  showing cars to  customers during these Covid times. Photograph:  Getty Images

There are those who say the market for new cars is going to change more in the next decade than it has since the Ford Model T was first introduced. Th(...)

The increase in carbon tax by €7.50 per tonne will mean a €1.47 increase in the cost of a 60-litre fill of diesel and €1.28 for a similar amount of petrol. Photograph: Barry Batchelor/PA

An extra €1.51 for a tank of diesel and €1,000 on the price of the average new car are the major changes for motorists from Budget 2021. From midnigh(...)

Jia Mingdi, president of SAIC-Volkswagen sales company, beside a Volkswagen Tiguan X during a Volkswagen premiere ceremony in Beijing on Saturday. Photograph: Wu Hong/EPA

Prices of popular new cars could rise by up to €10,000 if recommendations from the Tax Strategy Group are implemented in next month’s budget. Accord(...)

Fiona Kavanagh,  whose three opticians businesses in Thurles, Cashel and Athy will open on Monday after investment inn safety equipment for staff and customers.  Photograph:  Debbie Hickey

Electrical stores, opticians, motor dealers and garden centres are among the businesses re-opening their doors on Monday following weeks of enforced c(...)

The head of Hyundai Ireland Stephen  Gleeson is critical of the Government’s decision to prevent dealers from opening their showrooms for new sales until June 8th

The head of Hyundai Ireland has called on the Government to temporarily cut the cost of vehicle registration tax (VRT) on motor vehicles to help boost(...)

Skoda is one of a number of major car brands using a portable device by Sanity Systems, which uses ozone gas to sanitise vehicles

As the motor trade prepares to reopen aftersales departments from next Monday, many dealers are increasingly frustrated that sales operations cannot r(...)

There are about 1,200 charging points in Ireland at present. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Motorists are at a crossroads, faced with the greatest upheaval since Karl Benz offered an alternative to the horse. Looking for some clear directio(...)

Herbert Diess, chief executive of Volkswagen, presents the carmaker’s new electric car, the ID.3 model, at the Frankfurt motor show. Photograph: Silas Stein/DPA/AFP

The Government’s current target of having one million electric vehicles on our roads by 2030 is unattainable, the Irish motor trade has warned in a le(...)

New Hyundai store in Bluewater Shopping Centre.

Connolly Motor Group has acquired the Hyundai dealership in Ballybrit, Co Galway, expanding its workforce to 280. The deal will also mean Connolly Mo(...)

A spokeswoman for Nissan Ireland said the move, described by Hyundai as cynical, was a strategic business decision. Photograph:  Getty Images

In the race for the title of Ireland’s best-selling car, Nissan Ireland is seeking to boost its sales numbers by pre-registering Qashqai SUVs before t(...)

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