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Electric Cars

Posts focusing on the electric car and the deployment of a supporting network

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Has the budget tipped the balance in favour of electric cars?

Posted by Michael Rochford on 24 October 2017 in Electric Cars | Comments Off

Electric cars bring great value for a low-mile driver buying a used EV, now doubly so for 2018 if you can avail of the 0% business BIK.

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Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Nissan Leaf

Posted by Michael Rochford on 19 April 2016 in Electric Cars, New Cars, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

The performance of the Nissan Leaf is roughly equivalent to a 1.6 diesel, is silent & acceleration only starts to tail off above 80kmh.

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The cars future: 2016 is a year of change.

Posted by Michael Rochford on 11 January 2016 in Electric Cars, New Cars, Road Safety, Used Cars | No comments

Drivers & changes in the cars future will happen. Not only will the cars we drive change utterly but how we buy them will change dramatically

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Electric cars – Is it time to go electric?

Posted by Michael Rochford on 28 December 2015 in Electric Cars, New Cars, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

    Well, is it time to embrace the electric car? Yes, nearly. Actually, that’s an answer that still depends on your personal circumstances, and your driving needs but there is absolutely no doubt that the dawn mass electric motoring is drawing nearer at a faster rate than ever.   Recent history   Five years...

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Why now could be the time to go electric

Posted by Michael Rochford on 3 January 2014 in Electric Cars, New Cars | No comments

Rather like a broken Boeing, electric cars have conspicuously failed to take off. We were promised that, by the end of this decade, ten per cent of the cars on our roads would be whizzing around silently, running on batteries and emitting nothing more than a air of contented smugness. Emissions would plummet, petrol would...

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Whatever happened to biofuel cars?

Posted by Michael Rochford on 8 November 2013 in Electric Cars, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

Have biofuel cars been consigned to history already? Or is investing in a used biofuel car a good investment? This month we explore whatever happened to the biofuel car boom and find out if it could yet make a comeback.

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An Post Trials Electric Post Vans on City Routes

An Post Trials Electric Post Vans on City Routes

Posted by Shane Teskey on 9 March 2012 in Electric Cars | 1 comment

Having just returned from the Geneva Motor Show where the all electric Renault Zoe was causing quite a stir I was surprised to read that closer to home An Post and Renault Ireland are joining forces in Ireland’s first ever on-the-road trial of electrically powered post vans.

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GE to Order 'Tens of Thousands' of Electric Vehicles

Posted by Shane Teskey on 30 October 2010 in Electric Cars | 2 comments

Speaking in London this week, General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt said the company plans to place a massive order for Electric Vehicles.

He confirmed that half of GE’s sales force of about 45,000 will drive EVs meaning the numbers required will be in the tens of thousands.

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Renault Release 'E.V.' Prices- batteries not included!

Posted by Shane Teskey on 18 October 2010 in Electric Cars, New Cars | No comments

Reanult Ireland’s MD, Mr. Eric Basset announces the companies pricing strategy for its wholly electric Kangoo and Fluence ZE.

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An 'Enthusiasts' View of The Electric Car (and bike)…

Posted by Shane Teskey on 8 October 2010 in Electric Cars, New Cars | 2 comments

Mark O’Byrnes is one step ahead of most prospective electric car owners as he has already installed an electric motor on his bicycle.

In this post, Mark, a self confessed ‘electric enthusiast’, shares his knowledge on the upcoming electric cars, exciting developments in battery technology and takes a look at the holy grail that is Nuclear fusion.

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