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First Drive: MINI Cooper SE
Mar03

First Drive: MINI Cooper SE

Smart, green and perfectly formed, the all new MINI Electric has arrived writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? Born out of the fuel shortages of the 1950s and the onslaught of super-economical Bubble cars the first MINI rolled off the production line in 1959. Now 61 years later and in response to a crisis of a different sort MINI’s first-ever all-electric offering has been launched. Is it a looker? Based on the 3-Door Hatch, the...

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13 Electric cars to get excited about in 2020
Feb06

13 Electric cars to get excited about in 2020

Will 2020 finally be the year to convert the electric car sceptic asks Geraldine Herbert BMW IX 3 – Due to start production this summer at its plant in China, it will be later in the year before BMW Ireland will launch this all-electric version of the X3. With spy shots already appearing online, it is expected it will have a battery capacity of 74 kWh and a range of 400-plus kilometres. Premium rivals include the Audi e-tron,...

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Seven frequently asked questions about Electric Cars
Oct07

Seven frequently asked questions about Electric Cars

Many car buyers are wary of electric vehicles due to lack of information writes Geraldine Herbert Electric vehicles are essential to our efforts to tackle climate change – we’ve all heard it many times. While sales of all-electric vehicles are up 300% on last year, buyers continue to be wary and remain unconvinced about the number of charge points, the time it takes to recharge or how far can they can drive before they...

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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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Quick guide to Electric Cars
Feb13

Quick guide to Electric Cars

New car sales figures confirm that electric cars are on the rise but how do the most popular models compare asks Geraldine Herbert   What are the best selling Evs in Ireland? Based on Sales for the Month of January the five best selling electric cars in Ireland in order are Make Model HYUNDAI KONA NISSAN LEAF RENAULT ZOE HYUNDAI IONIQ BMW I3   How do they compare on price? Make Model Starting Price RENAULT ZOE €24,990.00...

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5 Electric Cars Worth Waiting For
Oct15

5 Electric Cars Worth Waiting For

As Europe gets tougher on emissions its good news for motorists as more all-electric cars are set to launch in 2019, we look at 5 worth waiting for writes Geraldine Herbert Audi E-tron Due here early next year Audi’s e-tron is the luxury car maker’s first all-electric vehicle and will have a range of more than 400 km, based on the WLTP driving cycle. Powered by two electric motors Audi reckons it can hit 100kmh in under...

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