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  • Ireland’s EV charging infrastructure is one of the worst in Europe

    Ireland’s EV charging infrastructure The Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA) in the UK has revealed that Ireland is way behind other European Union countries when it comes to electric car charging points. When compared to 12 EU countries, REA has ranked Ireland in joint twelfth place. The main sponsor for the REA report was the global power...

  • Global car shortage as semiconductor chip crisis deepens

    Global semiconductor shortage If covid and lockdowns haven’t been bad enough, now it seems, with the semiconductor chip crisis, there is a growing world shortage of new cars coming to market. The chip shortage is hugely affecting global car production and countries around the world are disrupted and delayed orders of new cars. Instead, senior industry figures had to spend...

  • Saharan sands dusting cars over Ireland

    September Saharan Sands It is nothing new and we have all seen many times, a light dusting of red saharan sand all over our cars. Every year more than 180 million tons of dust and sand blows out from North Africa, lifted from the Sahara Desert by strong seasonal winds. Many are perhaps most familiar with the huge plumes that...

  • Irish plant to help with the global semiconductor auto chip shortage

    Intel to manufacture auto chips in Kildare In response to the global semiconductor chip shortage, Intel in County Kildare is converting part of its operations to manufacture semiconductor chips for the automotive industry. Intel, Leixlip normally produces its signature Intel computer processor chips, so this move is welcome because of the world shortage of chips normally used in car manufacturing....


  • CRASHED AND DAMAGED CAR REPORT - AUGUST 2021

    Crashed and damaged cars The latest crashed and damaged cars report has been released by MyVehicle.ie for the month of August 2021. We hope that you are not one of the unfortunate buyers who bought one of these previously damaged vehicles. Franchise Dealerships During August, 241 vehicles were discovered to be written-off. The good news is that the numbers are...

  • New car sales increase during August

    New Car Sales New car sales were up by 25% to 6,013 registrations during August compared to the same time last year. Hybrid cars sales are also seeing a huge increase, with 15,720 hybrids being sold as well as 6,849 plug-in-hybrids, accounting for 25% of the new car market here in Ireland. Comparing figures from before the lockdowns, there has...

  • The MyVehicle.ie Nationwide Market Overview Report For August 2021

    Car Market Overview August 2021 The Nissan Qashqai was once again the best-selling car in Ireland sold by Independent dealers during the month of August, also coming in seventh and tenth places in the top ten. The Audi A4 came in second place with the Ford Focus in third and fourth positions at Independent dealerships. The top-ten cars sold by...

  • How Much Is My Car Worth?

    Value my car Wondering how much your car is worth in Ireland? When selling a car, many owners determine the sale price of the vehicle based on the prices of similar cars in the market. Similarly, when car buyers are looking to purchase a car, they mistakenly only take the sale price of the car into consideration when comparing different...

  • Car Repossession in Ireland: Here’s Everything You Need to Know

    Buying a car on loan can be a luxury, given that it can cost you a significant portion of your paycheck every month. At times, when you have other financial obligations to take into consideration, repaying a car loan can seem like a hassle. However, if you don’t make the payments on time, you run the risk of having your...