Budget implications for the Motor Industry

Budget 2023, announced by Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe, and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Michael McGrath contains some measures specific to motoring: VRT No VRT changes for cars or commercial vehicles VAT and Excise Extensions Extending the current excise reduction of 21 cent per litre in respect of petrol, 16 cent per litre […]

For the First Time Ever, Ireland’s Most in Demand New Car is Electric

For the first time in Irish motor history, an electric vehicle (EV) is the most in demand new car across all fuel types. DoneDeal looked at all new car (2022) ad view data on site for the period from January – August 2022 and found that, for the first time, new car buyers on DoneDeal rank an […]

The AA is urging all road users to be vigilant ahead of busy long weekend

Many people will be travelling on routes they’re less accustomed to The AA is urging motorists to take extreme care, stick to speed limits, wear seatbelts, do not use mobile phones behind the wheel and never ever drink and drive The AA welcomes the news that fines for fines relating to key road safety offences […]

AA Ireland Centenarian from Laois celebrates his big day in style

When former patrol John Moylan started with The Automobile Association in Ireland, Sean T. O’Kelly was President, Eamon de Valera was Taoiseach and the romantic comedy, The Quiet Man was just reaching cinemas. 70 years ago, the roads of Ireland looked very different and an AA Patrol had to fix many problems that were quite […]

The ŠKODA FABIA MONTE CARLO: dynamism at its purest

With the launch of this latest MONTE CARLO variant, ŠKODA completes its new, fourth-generation FABIA range. The iconic name ŠKODA initially introduced exclusively for the FABIA has symbolised a sporty lifestyle since 2011. It commemorates the brand’s many victories at the legendary rally. The black body details underscore the new FABIA’s dynamic appearance, while the […]

Just 1 in 10 drivers likely to give up their car in the next five years

New research shows scale of challenge faced by transport policymakers, but a growing willingness to consider alternatives if they are made available New consumer research commissioned by Bolt, the European mobility super-app, has revealed the scale of the challenge faced by Irish regulators currently aiming to shake up the transport market. With the Road Traffic […]

Mobile Phones, Children, Tooth Flossing and Make-Up Application – AA Ireland survey highlights sources of distraction for Irish motorists

12% use a handheld phone, 9% send a text and 6% use a smartphone to look up the internet while driving 3% have reported brushing their hair and 2% reported putting on make-up. 52% find children distracting when driving 54% admit to eating or drinking a non-alcoholic beverage while driving 32% say they are a […]

Over 25,000 New Cars Registered in January, significant growth for electric and hybrid vehicles

The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI), today released the official 221 new vehicle registration figures for January. New cars registrations for the month of January are down slightly -0.2% (25,093) when compared to January 2021 (25,140). Light Commercial vehicles (LCV) are up slightly 0.7% (5,055) compared to January last year (5,022). HGV (Heavy […]

November New Car Registrations up 24%: EV supports vital to create a viable used car market

Recent and sudden removal of the PHEV Grant sends a bad signal to motorists and the Industry. 1,131 new cars registrations for November compared to 913 in November 2020 (+23.9%) and 761 in November 2019 (+48.6%). 104,563 new cars registered year to date compared to 87,724 for the same period in 2020 (+19.2%) and 116,885 […]

Two-thirds of drivers do not plan to buy another standard petrol or diesel car, but most will choose a hybrid rather than an electric car – AA Ireland

The majority of drivers (65%) say they won’t buy a traditional petrol/diesel car again More than 2 in 5 current petrol/diesel owners plan to buy a hybrid next Current EV owners overwhelmingly plan to stay with EVs, and owning a hybrid car makes a driver more than twice as likely to pick an EV next […]

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