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Many contenders for new electric car awards

The inaugural What Car? Electric Car Awards will on 5 August reveal the best electric and plug-in hybrid cars available. What interests me most is that these lists (see below) demonstrate clearly the growing choice available in new electric and hybrid cars.The

Caravan/ campervan owners urged to beware following thefts

As part of the Garda Park Smart appeal, Gardaí are appealing to caravan and campervan owners to take extra security measures following a cluster of recent thefts. This comes as a result of 13 caravans being stolen since March, 2020.

New Renault Clio Van is the only all-electric small van

Renault PRO+ has revealed the newest addition to its growing LCV range, the the all-new electric ZOE Van. Based on the award-winning and successful new ZOE passenger car, the latest addition to Renault’s expanding Z.E. PRO+ (van) range offers more choice than ever for commercial

Land Rover Discovery supports landmark mountain rescue

As coronavirus travel restrictions in Ireland are lifted, Land Rover told us about its role supporting the 500th operation carried out by the South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association (SEMRA). A specially prepared Land Rover Discovery helped the team reach and rescue casualties earlier this

All-New Nissan Ariya coupé crossover is electric

This morning via a live-streamed event, Nissan gave a global reveal to their all-new Nissan Ariya electric coupé crossover, which it says marks a new chapter for Nissan electric vehicles. It promises up to a near 500 kilometre estimated range

Plug-In Hybrid to join diesel in new Kia Sorento range

Kia tells us that it has begun to build the new Kia Sorento Hybrid in South Korea. However, the new fourth-generation Sorento Hybrid will not be sold here in the near future. Kia Ireland will offer the Hybrid PHEV instead

New electric Opel Zafira-e Life for up to nine passengers

Opel continues the rapid electrification of its product portfolio in 2020, revealing details of the all-electric ‘Zafira-e Life’. It delivers up to nine seats and is available in three lengths. It will be a good option for large families and

Suzuki’s new ‘Across’ plug-in hybrid SUV unveiled

Suzuki has unveiled the new ‘Across’, the first electrified vehicle from the brand. It is based on Toyota’s RAV4. The Japanese manufacturer describes it as a robust and sporty SUV equipped with a sophisticated plug-in hybrid system and E-Four electronic

Part worn tyres are a false economy

Leaving the primary and crucial consideration of safety aside for a minute, If you labour under the misconception of thinking buying part worn is cheaper than buying new, you need to think again. Here are the reasons why this is

Suzuki has hybrid versions of all models and ‘202′ offers

After a period of lockdown in recent months, Suzuki says that it wants to help new car buyers get their long awaited new car with some very attractive offers for the July ’202’ registration plate. These include zero per cent