The ŠKODA FABIA MONTE CARLO: dynamism at its purest

With the launch of this latest MONTE CARLO variant, ŠKODA completes its new, fourth-generation FABIA range. The iconic name ŠKODA initially introduced exclusively for the FABIA has symbolised a sporty lifestyle since 2011. It commemorates the brand’s many victories at the legendary rally. The black body details underscore the new FABIA’s dynamic appearance, while the interior […]

Just 1 in 10 drivers likely to give up their car in the next five years

New research shows scale of challenge faced by transport policymakers, but a growing willingness to consider alternatives if they are made available New consumer research commissioned by Bolt, the European mobility super-app, has revealed the scale of the challenge faced by Irish regulators currently aiming to shake up the transport market. With the Road Traffic and […]

Mobile Phones, Children, Tooth Flossing and Make-Up Application – AA Ireland survey highlights sources of distraction for Irish motorists

12% use a handheld phone, 9% send a text and 6% use a smartphone to look up the internet while driving 3% have reported brushing their hair and 2% reported putting on make-up. 52% find children distracting when driving 54% admit to eating or drinking a non-alcoholic beverage while driving 32% say they are a […]

Over 25,000 New Cars Registered in January, significant growth for electric and hybrid vehicles

The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI), today released the official 221 new vehicle registration figures for January. New cars registrations for the month of January are down slightly -0.2% (25,093) when compared to January 2021 (25,140). Light Commercial vehicles (LCV) are up slightly 0.7% (5,055) compared to January last year (5,022). HGV (Heavy […]

November New Car Registrations up 24%: EV supports vital to create a viable used car market

Recent and sudden removal of the PHEV Grant sends a bad signal to motorists and the Industry. 1,131 new cars registrations for November compared to 913 in November 2020 (+23.9%) and 761 in November 2019 (+48.6%). 104,563 new cars registered year to date compared to 87,724 for the same period in 2020 (+19.2%) and 116,885 […]

Two-thirds of drivers do not plan to buy another standard petrol or diesel car, but most will choose a hybrid rather than an electric car – AA Ireland

The majority of drivers (65%) say they won’t buy a traditional petrol/diesel car again More than 2 in 5 current petrol/diesel owners plan to buy a hybrid next Current EV owners overwhelmingly plan to stay with EVs, and owning a hybrid car makes a driver more than twice as likely to pick an EV next […]

New research commissioned by Circle K reveals over half of Irish motorists believe they will be driving electric vehicles by 2030

Over half (53%) of Irish motorists say they will be driving an electric vehicle (EV) by 2030 to reduce CO2 emissions Two in five would consider switching to an electric vehicle within the next three years, with almost two thirds (64%) of 18-24-year-olds considering the switch Over two fifths (43%) will rely on forecourts for access […]

August New Car Registrations Up 25%; Budgetary measures need to build on momentum of lower emitting vehicles

6,013 new cars registrations for August compared to 4,808 in August 2020 (+25.1%) and 5,088 in August 2019 (+18.2%). 96,309 new cars registered year to date compared to 78,864 for the same period in 2020 (22.1%) and 110,527 in 2019 (-12.9%). The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) today released their official new vehicle […]

Automobile Association advises you to carry out vehicle checks as school runs return

AA Ireland is calling on motorists to exercise additional caution in the weeks and months ahead as commuter activity begins to return to peak levels. With the end of the summer holidays and all children now returning to school, many of us will see our travel patterns change. It’s important that you plan ahead for […]

EV Home Charger Grant now available to Company Car Users

SEAI today announced that company car users can now apply for the EV Home Charger Grant. This now means that electric passenger vehicles owned or leased for an employee are eligible for the grant. The current scheme provides a grant up to the value of €600 towards the purchase and installation of a home charger […]

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