What’s in store for the Motorist in Budget 2022?
Oct06

What’s in store for the Motorist in Budget 2022?

Budget 2022 could see drivers face higher car prices and fuel prices writes Geraldine Herbert Fuel prices Excise Gap between Petrol and Diesel – Currently excise on petrol is 11.6 cents higher per litre than diesel. The lower excise on diesel was originally conceived as a support to businesses reliant on diesel as fuel, but the gap in taxes paid between petrol and diesel has also substantially increased the number of diesel cars...

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A – Z of what’s coming soon … Alfa to Fiat
May27

A – Z of what’s coming soon … Alfa to Fiat

The drive toward sustainability has begun in earnest as new electric and hybrid models making up the lion’s share of the new arrivals for 212, writes Geraldine Herbert ALFA ROMEO Alfa’s electrification roll-out has begun with the Tonale, a plug-in hybrid compact SUV that will launch later this year. Combining a turbocharged 1.3-litre petrol engine with an electric motor, it will rival Volvo’s XC40 and the Range Rover...

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One million EVs by 2030 no longer a pipe dream
May19

One million EVs by 2030 no longer a pipe dream

Study predicts electric cars will be as cheap to produce as petrol and diesel counterparts by 2026 writes Geraldine Herbert Electric saloons and SUVs will be as cheap to produce as petrol and diesel models by 2026, according to a new study commissioned by Transport & Environment, a European think tank. This is one of many studies forecasting when electric cars will achieve price parity with petrol and diesel, and while some...

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From cars to trucks 14 things to know about what vehicles are on EU roads
Apr08

From cars to trucks 14 things to know about what vehicles are on EU roads

An overview of the European motor vehicle fleet in 2021 In 2019, the European Union passenger car fleet grew by 1.8% compared to 2018, with the number of cars on the road reaching 242.7 million. The highest growth was recorded in Romania (+7%), whereas the French car market contracted slightly (-0.3%). More than 28 million vans are in circulation throughout the EU. With 6 million vehicles, France has by far the largest van fleet,...

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What impact is Level 5 having for Motorists?
Oct22

What impact is Level 5 having for Motorists?

Level 5 restrictions will impact every aspect of our life writes Geraldine Herbert   Driving tests The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has not suspended driving tests so you can attend your scheduled driving test appointment provided you are an essential worker involved in the provision of essential services or essential retail outlets. You can find details on what is included in the list of essential workers and retail...

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