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  • 1,000 more electric chargers in the next 5 years

    Step in the right direction towards 936,000 EV’s on-road by 2030 As part of a new infrastructure scheme, 1,000 car charger points for EV’s are to be installed over the next 5 years. Richard Bruton announced a number of months ago, before the lockdown that there has been funding set aside for local authorities to carry out this task and...

  • New car registrations down but Hybrid sales increasing

    Decrease in new car registrations in Ireland but hybrid-electric sales continue to increase. Hybrids are becoming more popular with Irish buyers and are up 70 per cent on last year to 5,674this is despite the new car market being down overall. The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has released figures showing the Irish new car market down by 6.9% to 33,928...

  • Europe's cheapest electric car

    Dacia has unveiled possibly the cheapest electric car in Europe. The Romanian car brand owned by Renault, the Dacia Spring EV is being marketed as Europe's most affordable battery-electric car. The new Dacia EV was revealed at the Geneva motor show in the virtual space. The manufacturer promises that the electric crossover vehicle will be Europe's most affordable EV. Already...


  • Differences between Toyota full-hybrid and mild-hybrid cars

    What is the difference between Toyota ‘full hybrid’ cars and ‘mild hybrid’ cars? At this stage, most people know a little about 'hybrids' as they are becoming increasingly more popular and manufacturers are marketing the technologies but there is some confusion about the difference between a 'full' and a 'mild' hybrid car? Toyota is Ireland's biggest seller of hybrids cars...


  • Only 3% of cars registered in 2019 were electric

    Only 3% of the 117,000 newly registered cars in 2019 were electric A total of 117,000 new cars were registered here in 2019 but only 3 per cent of those cars were electric, despite the huge push by the government towards EV technology. The Irish government is expected to publish new draft legislation very soon banning the sale of petrol...

  • Hybrid Cars - Main Advantages and Considerations

    Main advantages and disadvantages of Hybrid vehicles What are hybrid cars and what are the advantages and disadvantages? Find out about these cars need in our useful guide. A hybrid car uses more than one means of propulsion, combining a petrol or diesel engine with a battery-powered electric motor. One of the main advantages of owning a hybrid car is...

  • The Toyota Camry Hybrid

    The Toyota Camry Hybrid The Camry is back after 15 years, filling in the market gap left by the departing Avensis. This popular vehicle is now available in a petrol-hybrid configuration. Toyota has been creating pioneering Hybrids for over 20 years, and now they have brought out the next generation of hybrid technology in the form of the Camry taking...

  • Recycling electric cars

    Will it be easy to recycle electric cars? Electric vehicles are on the increase all over the world and with the advent of this new technology we have to wonder if it will be easy to recycle electric vehicles? The Irish government has committed that 950,000 electric vehicles (EVs) will be on Irish roads by 2030? That would mean that...