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  • Second-hand car prices on the increase

    Why are the prices of second-hand cars skyrocketing? The price of used cars are going through the roof and while this is good for the seller, it is a much bigger expense for used-car buyers out there. Why the increase? Well, as most of us are aware by now, there are huge supply chain and production issues in the car...

  • 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...

  • 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%)...

  • 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...

  • New car registrations increase during first 10 months of 2021

    New Car Registrations 2020 Figures released by SIMI (Society of the Irish Motor Industry) show that new car registrations have risen by 18.9% since January with electric car sales also increasing in the same period. There were 2,646 new car registrations during October which was a 15.2 per cent increase on October 2020. Registrations were also up by 21.4 per...


  • E-Scooter injuries on the rise in Ireland and the UK

    New e-scooter laws on the way According to new research on e-scooter injuries carried out in Connolly HospitalBlanchardstown, more than half of people injured in e-scooter accidents were not wearing helmets at the time of the accident. The research commissioned by the hospital is the first of its kind in Ireland. Doctors there found that the injuries sustained by e-scooters...


  • Irish startup facilitates electric car charging with cryptocurrency

    Crypto Charging The Irish fin-tech start-up firm, Hips has teamed up with Swedish SaaS (Software as a Service) platform Vourityto offer cryptocurrency payments at electric car charging stations. The partnership will facilitate crypto payments for over 50,000 EV charging stations throughout the European Union. Crypto payments can be made via the Vourity platform alinking straight to the blockchain through Hips...

  • The AA calls for assurances from the government about electric cars

    Assurances needed for electric vehicles The Automobile Association has said that Irish Government must give assurances with regard to electric vehicles. According to their estimation, Irish motorists are responding positively to EV technology and there is an increase in adoption of electric cars. Despite all the talk about EV Technology and electric car adoption by an increasing number of Irish...