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Guide to Electric Vehicles - Battery Life

If you’re considering an electric vehicle (EV), there is more choice now than ever. As well, the quality of the offerings available is becoming increasingly better while the costs are becoming more competitive.

There are many advantages to an electric vehicle over a traditional combustion engine vehicle. A lack of local emissions, less noise both externally and inside while driving, and financial benefits such as lower rates of motor tax, maintenance, and running costs are positives. Plus, most mainstream EVs feature automatic transmissions, meaning less effort to drive.

Most of the current crop of electric vehicles f...

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Smart Technology Coming to a New Car Near You

Self-driving cars are on the way, but these vehicles won’t be widespread for a while yet. However, autonomy is not the only technology that car manufacturers are focusing on. Car makers are developing all kinds of systems that make our cars and driving experience safer, more secure, more convenient and more comfortable. Not all vehicles are available with this tech yet, but it is a good idea to become familiar with what is out there and what new car tech you should be looking for in your next car purchase.

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Safety Systems

Many vehicles nowadays are offered with safety features such as forward collision warning with autom...

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12 Great Irish Drives: Explore the Otherworldly Burren – the Land that Inspired Tolkein

For summer 2019, we are partnering with TheJournal.ie  to bring you 12 Great Irish Drives: the most amazing road trips in the country. Whether it’s with friends, family or by yourself these trips should give you the courage to get in the car and go explore.

This week, Paul Wilson heads for the Burren, taking in Galway, Bunratty Castle and awe-inspiring views along the Caher Bridge.

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Name: The Burren Drive. Find a full map of the region here.Where: Co ClareThe route: From Galway to Ballyvaughan, then Poulnabrone Dolmen, Carron, and The Ballyallaban Road. From there, head onward to Sheshymore, the Burren National Park, and...

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12 Great Irish Drives: Uncover Hidden Woodland Waterfalls on Sligo’s Scenic Yeats Country Loop

FOR SUMMER 2019, we are partnering with theJournal.ie to bring you the 12 Great Irish Drives: the most amazing road trips in the country. Whether it’s with friends, family or by yourself these trips should give you the courage to get in the car and go explore.

This week, Paul Wilson takes on Sligo in a loop covering the length and breadth of the county, stopping at woodland waterfalls and tiny island villages.

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Name: Yeats Country and Lough Gill Scenic Loop DriveWhere: Co Sligo, starting and ending in Sligo town.The route: From Sligo town, head to Rosses Point, Drumcliffe, Benbulben, Lough Gill, Strandhill and back to th...

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12 Great Irish Drives: Wicklow Mountains and Sally Gap

For summer 2019, we are partnering with TheJournal.ie to bring you 12 Great Irish Drives: the most amazing road trips in the country. Whether it’s with friends, family or by yourself these trips should give you the courage to get in the car and go explore.

This week, Paul Wilson takes on the Wicklow Mountains, with a stop off for a satisfying hike at Glendalough – and thrilling sights along the Sally Gap.

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Name: Wicklow Mountains DriveWhere: Co Wicklow.The route: From Wicklow town, head for the Sally Gap and Blessington. At Hollywood, the road joins the Wicklow Gap for Glendalough. The route for Avoca and Arklow via Brit...

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Choosing the Electric Vehicle that's Right for You

With more choice in the market than ever, there are some important things to take into consideration before purchasing an electric vehicle (EV).

Costs and savings

The initial purchase price of a new electric vehicle (EV) remains higher in most cases than its combustion engine equivalent. As battery technology and production methods improve, this cost will likey come down; In the meantime, there are financial incentives in the form of government grants and subsidies to help make EVs more affordable.

With the purchase of a new full electric (BEV) car, there is €10,000 subsidy comprising of a €5,000 VRT rebate and a €5,000 ...

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