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Electric power to people…
Sep20

Electric power to people…

Electric models dominated Frankfurt, but SUVs will still play a crucial role for carmakers, writes Geraldine Herbert The doors opened last week in Frankfurt to one of the biggest motor shows in the world. Once a feast of polished new metal spread across countless halls, the biennial show this year was a more muted affair with more than 19 major car brands skipping the event. The remaining manufacturers, including Mercedes, BMW and VW,...

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Guide to Electric Cars
Sep18

Guide to Electric Cars

2020 will see carmakers scrambling to launch EV models but for now, the choice is still limited. With battery range, a key consideration here are all of your electric choices from the lowest to the highest range* writes Geraldine Herbert *All range figures are from WLTP tests Hyundai Ioniq Overshadowed by the hugely popular Kona, Hyundai’s Ioniq is available as an electric,  petrol-electric hybrid and a plug-in hybrid. On the...

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8 ways to be a Greener Driver
Sep17

8 ways to be a Greener Driver

Following drone strikes in Saudi Arabia there has been a warning that a rise in fuel prices could be on the way so here are some  tips for driving on a greener path writes Geraldine Herbert 1) Go electric – If changing your car why not consider a hybrid or an electric car? Hybrids are good if you do a mix of urban and motorway, or consider a plug-in hybrid and dip into the electric car experience of plugging your car in overnight....

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Are you afraid to drive on Friday the 13th?
Sep13

Are you afraid to drive on Friday the 13th?

  Centuries of superstition have made us dread the day, but is Friday the 13th actually as unlucky as legend would have it? Probably not but for the 1% who won’t dare drive on this day we have some tips writes Geraldine Herbert According to the AA 1% of drivers in Ireland will not venture on the road on Friday the 13th so here are our tips on how to calm your driving nerves Always carry your mobile phone and tell someone what...

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Seven things to know about the Volkswagen ID.3
Sep09

Seven things to know about the Volkswagen ID.3

Volkswagen has unveiled the ID.3, its first ‘electric car for the masses’ writes Geraldine Herbert The first cars to come to Ireland will be the 1st Edition models and will arrive in summer 2020 and cost from under €40,000 after grants Expect an under €30,000  entry-level mode, if you can call it that, with 45 kWh car and a 330km range to launch at the end of 2020. The ID3 comes in three flavours Short range (330 kms), midrange (420...

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