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Diesel imports are only part of the problem
Sep20

Diesel imports are only part of the problem

There is a glut of older diesels on our roads and its not just as a result of imports writes Geraldine Herbert With only weeks to go to the budget there have been calls from within the motor industry to ban the importation of used cars from the UK. James McCarthy, CEO of Nissan Ireland, said that unless a ban is introduced on cars imported from the UK that do not meet the current Euro 6 emissions standard, it will be impossible for...

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10 of the Best 7-Seater SUVs
Sep20

10 of the Best 7-Seater SUVs

Once only the preserve of big families the seven seat SUV is now as much a status symbol as it is a family must have Audi Q7 The second-generation seven-seater Audi Q7 is a vision of well-executed design and is beautifully constructed inside and out and showcasing some of Audis best connectivity, infotainment, and driver-assistance technology. On road, it dwarfs all but buses and trucks and it is refined and quiet. The second-row...

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Driving in Windy Weather
Sep19

Driving in Windy Weather

Storm Ali is set to bring ‘severe and damaging’ 130km/h gusts. We have some tips for driving in windy weather writes Geraldine Herbert Plan your journey – is there a route with less exposure to the weather and less risk of fallen trees?  Choose a sheltered route if you have the option. Be aware of the danger posed by debris that may have blown into the roadway. Wind rarely blows steadily, and a sudden gust can catch out...

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Nine things to know about the new All electric Kia e-Niro
Sep18

Nine things to know about the new All electric Kia e-Niro

Kia’s new e-Niro EV Crossover is on the way writes Geraldine Herbert 1) Going on a long journey? The e-Niro can drive up to 485 kilometres on a single charge. 2) Outside and in it looks just like the Kia Niro hybrid. 3) Recharging is simple, plugged into a fast charger, it takes only 54 minutes to recharge the e-Niro’s 64 kWh battery to 80%. 4) The e-Niro shoots from 0-to-100 kph in just 7.8 seconds. 5) Awash with technology,...

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Why are electric car sales stuck in first gear?
Sep18

Why are electric car sales stuck in first gear?

Sales of electric cars are on the increase but much more needs to be done writes Geraldine Herbert New car sales figures released confirm that electric cars are on the rise, with sales up 102pc on last year. To date, more than 1,078 new electric vehicles (EVs) have been sold and 458 imported, compared with fewer than 1,000 new and imported for the entire of 2017. Hybrid and plug-in hybrid models continue to attract buyers and more...

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