Almost Half Now Facing Longer Commutes Than They Did 12 Months Ago

Almost half of Irish motorists are spending longer on commuting to work or their place of education than they were last year, a recent survey has found. In response to an AA Car Insurance survey of over 6,500 Irish drivers, 30.29% of those surveyed indicated that they now spend more time on their commute to […]

Motoring – Self-charging Hybrid Vs. Mild Hybrid – what is the difference?

Over the last few months there has been a lot of noise in the motor industry about Mild Hybrid cars, which is adding to the overall confusion that new car buyers are facing. Toyota Ireland, which is the leader in self-charging hybrid (full hybrid), has set out to dispel the myths and provide clarity for […]

70% of motorists plan to buy an electric or hybrid car in the near future

70% of motorists plan to buy an electric or hybrid car in the near future Key findings Nearly half of motorists say insurance costs have increased in the last year A quarter of motorists don’t have a good understanding of car finance options 31% of motorists change their car every 2-3 years 70% of respondents […]

1 in 4 Motorists Potentially Missing Savings By Not Shopping Around

Almost a quarter of Irish motorists responding to a recent survey admitted that they made less of an effort to shop around when renewing their car insurance this year than they did in previous years. In response to an AA Car Insurance survey of over 6,000 Irish drivers, 10.60% of respondents strongly agreed that they […]

Under 40% Very Likely to Offer Assistance to a Broken Down Motorist

Less than 40% of motorists would stop and offer assistance to a driver who has experienced a car breakdown according to a recent survey. In response to a survey of over 5,000 motorists undertaken by AA Rescue, the breakdown assistance wing of AA Ireland, 37.28% of respondents indicated that in the event of encountering a […]

Toyota announces Hybrid Advantage event and offers incentives for going hybrid in 2020

Hybrid Advantage event takes place in Toyota dealership across Ireland from 6 – 9th November Latest Toyota offers include APR from 2.9%, trade-in boosters up to €3,000- and 3-years servicing as standard Largest range of hybrids in Ireland on show Toyota Ireland is delighted to announce its Hybrid Advantage event in conjunction with its great […]

How Triumphant Grand Prix In Phoenix Park Helped Nascent Irish Free State To Emerge On The International Circuit

New book tells incredible story of WT Cosgrave’s ambitious plan to use motor racing to showcase Ireland as an independent and progressive modern country Many thousands watched racing cars roar around the Phoenix Park International press declared Irish Grand Prix ‘as the greatest ever held anywhere’ The Irish Free State at the end of the […]

AA Urges Additional Caution Over Chilly Bank Holiday Weekend

With an increase in the number of cars on routes across the country and a dip in temperatures expected over the coming weekend, AA Ireland is calling on motorists to take extra precautions when driving. Ahead of the last Bank Holiday of the year, the AA is urging those planning journeys by car over the […]

Tricks and Treats to help parents survive family road trips this mid-term break

Research by Carzone reveals that over a third of parents find family road trips stressful As the mid-term break comes upon us, many families across the country will be planning a road trip ahead of the Halloween break. A recent survey by Carzone, Ireland’s Trusted Motoring Marketplace, found that over a third (35%) of parents […]

€4.2m research programme into driverless vehicles launched

–       €2 million contribution by Government through Science Foundation Ireland –       Ireland can be major global centre for autonomous vehicle research –       Lero-led programme combines Irish academia, global automotive and Irish firms Heather Humphreys TD, Minister for Business, Enterprise, and Innovation, today launched a Science Foundation Ireland backed €4.2m research collaboration on driverless vehicles led […]

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