Pole and P3 at Brands Hatch moves Tipperary’s Nicole Drought up to second in UK Championship Standings

Nicole Drought is becoming a bit of a Brands Hatch specialist of late.The Tipperary lady took a win and a second in the EnduroKA and Trackday Championship races respectively at the Kent venue at the end of 2023 and she returned there last weekend for the second round of the 2024 MSVR Trackday Championship. The […]

Tipperary’s Nicole Drought Wins At Donington Park

Nicole Drought and Justin Roberts took on two different races at Donington Park last weekend. They entered the EBC Brakes Honda Civic in the Trackdays Championship race on Saturday and managed to qualify third of the 35 entries. In the race itself, Justin started the race and handed over to Nicole at the half way […]

Mercedes-benz Announces Arrival of ‘Luxuriously Appointed’ People Carriers

Showing no let-up in the pace of their new model introductions, Mercedes-Benz has announced the arrival here of its latest V-Class and all-electric EQV equivalent – two ‘luxuriously appointed’ people carriers arriving to replace models that have been a feature of their offering in Ireland for some years. Described as ‘exceedingly classy’, the new V-Class […]

Nicole Drought Launches Support Initiative on International Women’s Day

Today, on International Women’s Day, Ireland’s top female racing driver Nicole Drought has launched a support initiative to help others progress in the sport. 20 year old Róisín Sweeney from Naas will drive Nicole’s Global GT Light race car in the 2024 Irish Global Championship. Róisín is a former Motorsport Ireland Karting Champion and has just […]

‘Smart’ Newcomer to Ireland’s EV Market

smart – one of the most iconic and fondly-remembered names in motoring history – has returned to the market with the arrival here of the all-new, all-electric smart #1 – as its name suggests, the first model in a sequence of EV models that its manufacturers say is destined to be ‘the new premium intelligent […]

90% of EV Drivers Experience Cheaper Running Costs Since Switching to Electric, Up From 85% Last Year

Key Highlights Cost savings: 90% of EV drivers report cheaper running costs compared to their previous petrol or diesel vehicles, up from 85% last year. High EV repurchase rate: 70% of drivers of new EVs plan to stay electric for their next purchase. Range anxiety remains a concern: 30% of EV drivers cite range anxiety as their biggest concern. […]

Used car prices begin to stabilise as EV market continues to shift

HIGHLIGHTS: Era of pandemic-induced inflation begins to subside Car site DoneDeal’s latest car price index shows that the average quarterly rate of used car inflation slowed to 2.2%. While the annual rate of inflation slowed to 9% in Q4, down from 10.5% in Q3, the lowest since 2019. In-depth analysis of ad view trends on DoneDeal […]

Mid-West presents bid to host World Rally Championship 2025

The Mid-West Region’s bid to host the World Rally Championship (WRC) in 2025 will be presented to officials from the WRC Promoters and Motorsport Ireland at Limerick Racecourse this Thursday. The Patrickswell venue has been put forward by the Limerick Motor Club in association with the Shannon Region Conference and Sports Bureau as the base […]

85% of EV Drivers Experience Cheaper Running Costs Since Switching to Electric

DoneDeal, Ireland’s largest car website, has found that 85% of electric car drivers in Ireland have noted that running costs are cheaper than their previous traditional petrol/diesel cars. (Source: Survey of 937 car buyers in November 2023). 62% of Irish electric vehicle drivers plan to buy another EV as their next car purchase. Of those surveyed that […]

New Electric Vehicle Demand Outpaces New Electric Purchases in 2023 to date

Key Highlights DoneDeal, Ireland’s largest car website, has found that share of demand for new electric vehicles (EVs) on site currently stands at 23% when compared to other internal combustion engine (ICE) fuel types such as diesel, petrol and hybrid  (“Demand” on DoneDeal is defined as a weighted mix of ad views, ad saves and […]

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