Michael Mcaleer

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The T-Roc R:  it asks  you to throw away the heritage of the Golf in favour of a non-descript suburban runaround

After weeks of testing battery cars it’s nice to drive something with old-fashioned T-Rex in the tank. And this is no ordinary VW T-Roc. This one roar(...)

Hybrids have proved to be the biggest hit with Irish new car buyers, up 70 per cent on last year to 5,674

The number of new cars taxed for the first time fell 6.5 per cent last month to 12,263, with used imports down 18.3 per cent to 8,674. According to n(...)

The Irish Car Carbon Reduction Alliance has been formed to address the current consumer confusion around car engine choices and electric vehicle targets for Ireland. Photograph: iStock

Irish car dealers have formed a new alliance to address the current consumer confusion around car engine choices and electric vehicle targets for Irel(...)

Frank Janssen (2nd L), Jury President of the “Car of the Year”, announces the Peugeot New e-208 model as “Car of the Year 2020”, during the prize ceremony of the Car of the Year behind closed doors due to the advancement of the CVID-19 outbreak, at the Palexpo. Photograph: Getty Images

Peugeot’s new 208 has won the prestigious Car of the Year 2020 title. The French supermini, which comes in petrol, diesel and fully electric variants(...)

The biggest growth is in hybrids, with regular hybrids up 60.5% to 5,498 and plug-in hybrids up 67% to 789. Photograph: Chris Helgren/Reuters

New car sales fell 7.7 per cent in February, with registrations for 2020 down 4.94 per cent on the same two-month period last year. A fall in used ca(...)

The seven finalists to shoot it out for the prestigious Car of the Year title during a final testing session at the Ceram test track facility in France

It’s time once more for the motoring equivalent of the Oscars, the prestigious Car of the Year award, and the seven finalists have gone through the fi(...)

The Toyota C-HR, which starts at €30,620, offers stylish looks and a premium finish

Have you bought into the idea of “self-charging” cars? It sounds like alchemy, yet the advertising claim made about non-plug-in petrol-electric hybrid(...)

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(...)

Toyota’s new Corolla, which is only sold as a hybrid, is  the best-selling car for new 201 registrations

A surge in sales of new petrol-electric hybrids in January has seen their registrations almost double compared to the same time last year. Figures f(...)

According to Nissan Ireland: ‘Unfortunately, there has been little or no progress with Ireland’s public charging infrastructure since it was first rolled out a decade ago.’

Nissan has attacked rivals in the motor trade for undermining the Government’s policy to put one million electric vehicles (EV) on to Irish roads by 2(...)

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