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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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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Electric cars take centre stage but SUVs still winning with consumers
Sep26

Electric cars take centre stage but SUVs still winning with consumers

The theme of this year’s Frankfurt motor show is the road from diesel to electric motors but how long will it take and what should Irish motorists be buying in the meantime asks Geraldine Herbert   The future is electric was the clear message from the recent Frankfurt motor show.  In the wake of the Volkswagen emission cheating scandal and with evidence of harmful pollution directly attributable to diesel, the global move against...

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Ten things to know about the 2018 Nissan Leaf
Sep06

Ten things to know about the 2018 Nissan Leaf

Following months of leaks and speculation Nissan finally revealed their eagerly awaited new Leaf writes Geraldine Herbert   With a more sleek and aerodynamic  exterior the Leaf is not as radical a design change as the new Micra but it’s certainly a big improvement on the previous version. New to the Leaf is the e-Pedal allowing the car to be driven with just one pedal. The e-Pedal handles starting, accelerating, decelerating, and...

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