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First Drive: Mazda 3 Skyactiv-X
Oct03

First Drive: Mazda 3 Skyactiv-X

Can Mazda offer a new future for petrol and diesel engines asks Geraldine Herbert What’s new? At a time when most carmakers are ditching the development of new internal combustion engines (ICE), Mazda are saying yes to investing in petrol and diesel engines and are launching a new take on the lean concept with their revolutionary Skyactiv-X engine. So could this new technology help prolong petrol and even the much-maligned...

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Driving in Extreme Weather Conditions #StormLorenzo
Oct02

Driving in Extreme Weather Conditions #StormLorenzo

Met Éireann has warned of strong winds and heavy bursts of rain as Storm Lorenzo heads our way so we have some tips for driving in extreme weather Windy weather 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...

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European Day Without A Road Death #ProjectEDWARD
Sep25

European Day Without A Road Death #ProjectEDWARD

  Tomorrow is European Day Without A Road Death #ProjectEDWARD and the aim is to have a day without fatalities on Europe’s roads. Here are 7 things you can do to make our roads safer for you and all road users writes Geraldine Herbert   Keep your eyes on the road Distracted drivers are one of the main causes of car accidents so avoid anything that takes your eyes off the road and that includes not only talking on your mobile...

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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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