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Ten things to know about the new Tesla Model 3
Jun14

Ten things to know about the new Tesla Model 3

Tesla’s much-anticipated Model 3 arrives in Ireland next month writes Geraldine Herbert 1 Tesla’s most affordable model, Model 3 can now be ordered via their online portal. Prices start from €48,900 for the entry-level model and from €60,700 for the Performance. 2 A family-sized saloon, the model 3 will rival the BMW 3 Series, Audi A4, Mercedes C Class and Jaguar XE in a highly competitive segment of the market. 3 It is...

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Road Test: Range Rover Evoque
Jun13

Road Test: Range Rover Evoque

A lot has changed since the Evoque redefined the Compact SUV segment, writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? Around the same time car makers realised that appealing to women could increase sales, the market for small luxury crossovers became the new battleground for premium manufacturers. Today it is the fastest-growing segment of the car market. Enter the Range Rover Evoque in 2011 — and it wasn’t long after, that Land Rover showrooms...

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Seven things to know about the new Opel Corsa-e
Jun12

Seven things to know about the new Opel Corsa-e

Opel’s new Corsa-e will go on sale next March writes Geraldine Herbert 1) Opel’s first all-electric model, the Corsa-e, has been officially unveiled in Frankfurt. 2) Due here in March 2020 prices are expected to start from around €25,000 for the base model, a price that will make sense to many buyers. 3)  With impressive technology, smart looks and a new interior it will also be offered with a choice of a petrol or diesel...

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10 things to know about car sales in 2019
Jun11

10 things to know about car sales in 2019

New sales down as car buyers look to imports writes Geraldine Herbert In the first five months of the year, there was a 7.6% decrease in new cars sold in comparison with the same period last year. To the end of May this year, 79,324 new cars have been sold – down from 85,868 in 2018. While new car sales are likely to reach about 110,000 by the end of the year, car imports are set to exceed the 104,000 mark, so 2019 may end with...

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Car Chat with Dr. Lara Dungan
Jun10

Car Chat with Dr. Lara Dungan

EcoEye presenter Dr Lara Dungan talks to Geraldine Herbert about her plan to go electric, her first car ‘Max’ and bad driving habits Your current car? I currently drive a very old, but very reliable Toyota Corolla. I’ve been living in a house with no driveway and that’s really stood in the way of me going electric. We’ve just bought a new house with a driveway so I’m finally taking the plunge. I can...

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10 top reasons people fail the Irish driving test
Jun06

10 top reasons people fail the Irish driving test

48% of people fail their Driving test each year in Ireland, so what are people doing wrong? We get some expert advice from Ladybird Driving School   After spending 30 years in the Driver Education Industry, Ladybird Driving School knows a thing or 2 about the reasons why people failing their driving tests. So what are the reasons people are failing their driving test and what the common mistakes are made at every test centre...

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