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  • Importing Used Vehicles 2021

    Overview Since Brexit on January 1st, the UK is considered to be a ‘third country’ by the EU. It is imperative, therefore, to understand the new tax, tariff and the vehicle registration implications of importing a vehicle into the State. From the beginning of this year we have seen changes to vehicle importation that has resulted in some changes. For...

  • Toyota develops their first all-electric SUV

    All electric Toyota SUV The giant Japanese car manufacturer Toyota have launched their very first all-electric Sports Utility Vehicle, the Beyond Zero BZ 4X at the Auto Shanghai 2021 show. Up until now, Toyota has been somewhat sluggish in its push to bring about their first electric SUV. It is being built on a new EV platform that will be...

  • Government halves PHEV subsidies to €2,500

    PHEV Subsidy to be cut in half The government has announced they will cut in half the Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle subsidy by 1 July 2021. Full electric cars will continue to have a subsidy of €5,000 while plug-in hybrid subsidy will drop to just €2,500. In addition to this, a subsidy cap will be introduced for all types of...

  • UK car production soars as lockdown eases

    UK car production soars According to the UK Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) there has been a massive year-on-year increase in UK car production levels compared to last year's industry wide shutdown. Many factories are now operating at almost full-capacity a year after the first lockdowns. This March saw a total of 115,498 cars manufactured. Comparing this with...

  • Crashed and Damaged Car Report April 2021

    Crashed and damaged cars The latest figures for damaged and crashed cars for April have been released and we hope that you are not one of the unfortunate motorists that has bought one of these cars. Franchise Dealers Buying from a main dealer, while normally a good idea, can sometimes turn out costly. Franchise dealers are certainly not immune to...

  • Click and Deliver services are helping to drive up car sales

    Click and delivery services helping to increase car sales New car registrations were up sharply in April compared to sales this time last year but still somewhat down nearly a quarter on 2019. There was a huge surge in electric vehicles registered with 596 vehicles sold compared to just 50 in April 2020. The increase is due to the massive...

  • The MyVehicle.ie Nationwide Car Market Report April 2021

    Car Market Overview April 2021 During the month of April, the Nissan Qashqai was once again the best selling car sold by Independent dealers in Ireland. The Qashqai also came in third, fourth and sixth place. The ever popular Hyundai Tucson was in the second position on the leaderboard for Independent Dealer sales and this has not changed since the...

  • BMW vehicle recall due to fears over fire risk

    BMW Recall BMW has issued an urgent recall for more than 16,000 vehicles in Ireland due to a fire risk. A total of 16,195 cars sold here are affected here in Ireland. The recall notice was shared to the public also by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission earlier this week. The voluntary recall affects some models in 3 series...

  • Apple will map Irish parks and pedestrian areas

    Apple Pedestrian Mapping The giant technology company Apple is set to map all of Ireland’s park, plaza’s and pedestrian areas in a similar way to Google maps. Their goal, which was announced back in 2018, is to capture data and imagery in areas that are inaccessible to its fleet of mapping cars. The company plans to build its own Apple...

  • Three people charged over €6 million ‘ghost broker’ scam

    Ghost broker scam The two businessmen and an art teacher were charged over the alleged million euro ghost broker fraud motor insurance scam. It has been alleged that 10 insurance companies were conned by the fake brokerage into issuing about 2,500 false policies when they used the information supplied by the criminal fraudsters. Three individuals from the Blanchardstown and Lucan...