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  • Maserati recalls another 39,000 cars

    Maserati recalls another 39,000 cars Maserati in North America is recalling at least 39,381 Quattroporte, Ghibli and Levante vehicles after discovering two very serious defects that could lead to fires. It has been discovered that when adjusting the front seats, it could potentially lead to an electrical short which could ignite a fire in the affected vehicle. According to documents...

  • Ferry crossings by car increased by 2% to 8.8m in 2016

    Car ferry crossings increase dramatically Ireland, as an island nation has a vibrant car ferry service connecting Ireland to both the UK and Continental Europe. New figures are showing the number of sea crossing with cars on Irish and UK ferries rose by 2% last year. Discover Ferries said the increase in car ferry trips was driven by a 5%...

  • Almost 8,000 multiple ban drivers still behind wheel

    Banned drivers still behind wheel The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has said that here are almost 8,000 drivers on Irish roads who have multiple concurrent disqualifications on their licences but who are continuing to flout the law by driving while under ban. The RSA findings from August 2016 found that the licences of 7,651 drivers had multiple banning orders on...

  • Back to the Future! The Top Ten Hydrogen Powered Cars

    Back to the Future! The Top Ten Hydrogen Powered Vehicles Japanese car maker Honda and the American giant, General Motors, are investing $85 million to mass produce the hi-tech that will power hydrogen cars by 2020. Honda and GM aren't the only ones exploring the potentiality of hydrogen-powered cars. Many other automakers are seeing a future in them alongside electric...

  • Electric cars and solar power could halt fossil fuel growth by 2020

    Electric cars and solar power Electric cars and solar power are considered game-changers according to latest reports. An Imperial College and Carbon Tracker reports suggest that these technologies are consistently underestimated by many. It is believed that falling costs of solar panels and also electric vehicles and possibly a combination of both could halt the worldwide growth in demand for...

  • The cars Irish people least consider buying

    The cars Irish people least consider buying You may ask yourself, what car do Irish people most want to drive? Well, it may not come as any surprise but Audi is purported to be the most desirable car brand in Ireland, according to a new survey of nearly 4,000 motorists by the insurance provider 123.ie. In contrast to the most...

  • Top used cars sold by Independent Dealerships in January dominated by Ford

    Ford dominates used cars sold in January The in-depth research from MyVehicle.ie revealed that the most popular used cars sold by Independent Dealerships in January 2017 were dominated by Ford. The Ford Focus and the Ford Mondeo were amongst the most favourable models sold by independent dealers this month both featuring high on the top 10 list. The Ford model...

  • Diesels now 28% less efficient than advertised

    Diesel now 28% less efficient than advertised New figures released by TMC (The Miles Consultancy) in the UK has revealed that the real-world fuel economy figures of new cars have fallen further behind the manufacturers advertised performance indicators in 2016. TMC analysed the performance of 21,200 fleet cars in relation to mileage and fuel consumption to quantify the impact of...

  • Top Ten Safest New Cars 2017

    Safest New Cars of 2017 An Auto Research Centre in the UK has announced a list of what are believed to be the safest new cars for 2017. The Thatcham Research group is an automotive research centre used exclusively by motor insurers’. It was established by the motor insurance industry itself in 1969. The centre’s main aim is to contain...

  • Total car sales 2016

    Car sales statictics for 2016 Total car sales in 2016 - 140,000 Private new cars licensed for the first time - 142,688, an increase of 17.8% compared with the previous year. New cars registrations still below the most recent peak in 2007 when 180,754 new vehicles were licensed. Used car import market just under 70,000 imported - up by almost...