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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....


  • 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...

  • Car thieves steal keyless car in less than 60 seconds

    Keyless car theft on the increase Keyless car theft is on the increase as can be seen by the video released by the West Midlands Police in the UK. This residential CCTV footage highlights how easy it is for thieves to get away with your car. Keyless car theft is something that all car owners should be aware of. These...

  • Ireland could have free public transport by 2030

    Free Public Transport plans A new Oireachtas committee report recommends that to reduce emissions, transport should be free. The report was published this month by the Joint Committee on Environment and Climate Action. Their goal is to reduce emissions by 51% by 2030 and have zero emissions by 2050 Some of the other recommendations include, road use charges for drivers...

  • Car sales in Ireland down by almost 20% compared to pre-Covid levels

    Car sales down on 2019 figures Although there was an increase in new car sales during the month of May compared to last year, the number is still down almost 20% compared to pre-covid levels in 2019. The number of new cars that were licensed in Ireland during the month of May rose by 5,847 to 7,337 vehicles compared with...

  • BMW will trial Hydrogen fuel-cell powered cars later this year

    BMW i Hydrogen NEXT The BMW Group has started to test vehicles that use a hydrogen fuel cell drivetrain, with the German automotive giant putting the technology through its paces “in everyday conditions on European roads.” The luxury German car manufacturer announced that they will put prototypes of the BMW i Hydrogen Next on the road and test them for...