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Why the plan for one million evs by 2030 is more spin than substance
Jan22

Why the plan for one million evs by 2030 is more spin than substance

The Government’s ambition for one million evs might be more spin than substance, but the next decade will bring change, writes Geraldine Herbert The sale of new petrol and diesel cars is to be banned in 2030. This is just one of the measures included in the proposed Climate Action Bill that aims to drastically reduce emissions. The new legislation will not only enshrine the end date for the sale of new petrol and diesel cars,...

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BMW 3 Series 330d xDrive M Sport Plus
Jan21

BMW 3 Series 330d xDrive M Sport Plus

Bad weather may prove no problem in BMW’s new 3 series Estate but the price might writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? There may be an insatiable appetite for rugged off roaders with a commanding view of the road but there is still case to be made for the lifestyle estate as a spacious and practical family car. BMW’s new 3 series touring is set to raise the bar all over again in the premium compact estate segment. Who is...

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Motorists feeling the effect of price rises at the pumps
Jan20

Motorists feeling the effect of price rises at the pumps

New Year Begins With Significant Increase at the Pumps writes Geraldine Herbert Motorists have been greeted with unwelcome news to start the new year, as the AA’s latest fuel price index found that average fuel prices in Ireland had increased significantly over the past month. According to the AA’s latest monthly survey of fuel prices, a litre of petrol now costs 144.5c on average – an increase of just under 3c on last month’s average...

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Tips For Driving on Frost and Ice
Jan17

Tips For Driving on Frost and Ice

Temperatures will plunge to -4C  this weekend so take extra care on the roads writes Geraldine Herbert 1) Ensure you have de-icer and a scraper. Before setting off, make sure you clean any ice or condensation from all the windows and mirrors to optimise visibility. 2) When you set off, do so in second gear, releasing the clutch and accelerating gently, avoiding high revs – this will prevent wheel spin. 3) As you drive, stay in higher...

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Charging to charge
Jan13

Charging to charge

Since November the use of EV Fast chargers around the country is no longer free. Is this a welcome move or simply another disincentive to increased uptake of electric cars, asks Geraldine Herbert Despite wildly ambitious targets for a million EVs on our roads by 2030, it seems the Government’s grand plan may flounder on something as simple as refuelling. There are currently almost 1,100 ESB-maintained public charging points...

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