An electric car with soul and style

Posted on: 10th September, 2019 in Motoring

Our Government recently launched plans to have one million electric cars on Irish roads by the year 2030. Everybody I talk to says that’s a very ambitious target and they point out that a lot of Government plans – in...

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A joy to behold for Irish ‘petrol heads’

Posted on: 6th August, 2019 in Motoring

Normally I try and live a fairly low-profile life, but after a week driving the new ‘Bullitt’ version of the Ford Mustang, I have a fair idea of what’s it’s like to be a celebrity with everybody staring at you...

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Second version of the electric Renault Zoe holds its charge well

Posted on: 5th July, 2019 in Motoring

‘Range Anxiety and slow charging points.’ They seem to be the two big worries for people who are thinking about buying an electric car. However, following the success of the Green Party in the local and European elections we can...

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Mitsubishi OutlanderPhev gives peace of mind with eight-year warranty

Posted on: 4th June, 2019 in Motoring

Much of Mitsubishi’s success in recent years has been down to their solid Outlander. It’s a fine sturdy people carrier which comes in five and seven-seat options and two and four-wheel drive. The Outlander should now become even more popular...

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Suzuki Vitara is lively about town

Posted on: 8th May, 2019 in Motoring

Suzuki is the latest car company to shun diesel and concentrate on petrol engines. Their new Vitara, which I drove recently is only available in a 1.0-litre and 1.4-litre petrol engine. The Japanese company has a loyal following in Ireland,...

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Renault Kadjar has a nose for what Irish consumers want

Posted on: 9th April, 2019 in Motoring

I knew that Renault had given their Kadjar a revamp and was told that the car was given a new nose.  Now with us humans getting a new nose would be a huge change. Some people are really conscious of their...

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Ease your range anxiety with Hyundai’s electric Kona

Posted on: 4th March, 2019 in Motoring

‘Range Anxiety.’ You probably have often heard that it’s one of the big worries for drivers of electric cars. Well I think my ‘range anxiety’ worries have eased a bit after a week in Hyundai’s Kona E.V. Two years ago...

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‘Progress through technology’ with Audi

Posted on: 4th February, 2019 in Motoring

I have often said on these pages that colour is so important when choosing a new car. In December I met a colleague who was driving a new, but dirty-looking black Audi A6. It could have done with a wash after...

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