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  • Petrol and Diesel prices are sky-rocketing

    Petrol and diesel prices hit record highs Fuel prices have risen dramatically in 2021. The price of petrol has risen by 27% since the beginning of the year and diesel prices have gone up by 28%. According to AA figures, the average price for unleaded petrol is now 172.6 cent per litre. Diesel hasn’t fared much better, with the average...

  • Truckers protest over fuel costs creates major traffic disruption in Dublin

    Truckers Protest at the Capital Truckers and hauliers are holding a major protest in the Capital to protest the rapidly rising cost of fuel. Significant disruption was caused around Dublin city as the truckers fight for lower fuel costs at the pump and at home. The protestors engaged in a rolling blockade on the M50 southbound which caused severe delays...

  • Tesla is now valued at more than one trillion dollars

    Latest European car sales figures prove Tesla’s growing dominance Tesla’s massive deal with Hertz has now made the autonomous electric car company more valuable than the next nine car makers. The order for 100,000 cars is the single biggest order of electric cars by any company to date and could be worth as much as $5.9b to Tesla. Tesla was...

  • Proposed Bill to ban cars ‘idling’ outside schools

    Idling Car Bill Keeping your engine running outside a school while dropping your kids off could become illegal under a proposed new Bill. According to Social Democrat TD, Jennifer Whitmore, running your engine can produce twice as much exhaust emissions than a moving car. Basically speaking this legislation bans parents and guardians from idling their engines outside school. Under these...

  • Global Electric Vehicle Battery Market Doubles

    Highest xEV battery growth rate year-on-year According to SNE Research, the total global battery capacity for passenger xEVs (buses and trucks are excluded) registered in July amounted to 20.7 GWh. This was a massive increase of 113% more than the same period in 2020. CATL remains the number one manufacturer in the xEV battery market with 6.1 GWh (up 236%)...

  • Renault cuts production by 500,000 vehicles due to chip shortage

    Renault cuts production by 500,000 Renault is cutting back on its car production due to chip shortage. The French car maker will make about 500,000 fewer vehicles because of the worsening semiconductor chip crisis. That is the equivalent of a fifth of last year's production output. Renault previously anticipated a gap of 200,000 cars, so this is a huge shortfall....

  • An Irish Winter Car Check Guide | MyVehicle.ie

    5 Things You Must Check on Your Car Before Winter The cold winds from up North tend to wreak havoc on your car if the vehicle is left underprepared with its summer parts still installed. Regular tires cannot grip the icy roads. Standard wipers do not wipe away snow. The coolant absorbs more moisture and the brakes deteriorate faster. In...

  • Damaged and Crashed Car Report for October 2021 | MyVehicle.ie

    October crashed and damaged vehicles MyVehicle.ie has revealed the damaged and crashed cars report for the month of October 2021. All the team at MyVehicle hope that you are not one of the unfortunate car buyers who got disappointed with one of these previously damaged vehicles. Franchise Dealerships The month of October saw 256 vehicles written-off. This was slightly lower...

  • A Comprehensive Guide on Used Car Sales

    COVID Car Sales - Reasons for the Motor Trade to be Optimistic in 2021 The auto industry felt the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic just like the airlines, travel and tourism, and hospitality sectors. Being largely dependent on brick-and-mortar stores during the pre-COVID era, multiple dealerships were thrown off the charts when lockdown 1.0 came and manufacturers having to shut...

  • Hertz places massive order for 100,000 Tesla electric cars

    Hertz orders 100,000 cars from Tesla Hertz, the rental car company has confirmed that it is expanding its electric car fleet and has put in an order with Tesla Motors for 100,000 new cars. This has certainly been good for Tesla’s share value which is going through the roof. The acquisition will see Tesla Model 3 cars being made available...