Archives for July 2013

Hybrid sales increase in Ireland

Hybrid Vehicle sales have began to increase over the last three years ever since new car sales took a nose dive in 2009. During the boom years, new car sales were on the increase and Hybrid sales were no exception. C.S.O figures released show that new car sales reached a high in 2000 of just over 225,269 and remained strong up to 2007  where they fell rapidly to just under 55,000 by 2009 […]

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles-Cheaper to Run

Fuel-cell, Hydrogen Vehicles can be summed up as basically an electric car which is powered by filling up the fuel cell with hydrogen instead of plugging in the vehicle to charge. Through the process of reverse electrolysis, the fuel cell within the vehicle converts Hydrogen and Oxygen back to water and produces electricity as a product, thus powering the motor. Whatever you think […]

Mercedes-Benz Electric car Plans

Mercedes-Benz is best known for producing large luxuary cars, but lately the German automaker has been looking into smaller and more efficient vehicles. That lineup is expected to increase over the next few years,as Mercedes -Benz is following the trend in developing cleaner and greener vehicles in a bid to offset the increasing costs associated with having […]

BMW Reveal The New i3 Electric

BMW have revealed its radical new i3 electric car. This is BMWs first full production electric car which will go on sale here in November priced at €33,160 The i3 battery-electric five-door hatchback’s 125-kilowatt (170-horsepower) electric motor can generate peak torque of 184 lb-ft. The motor will accelerate the car from 0 to 60 mph in “approximately […]

Dublin highest Electric Vehicle registrations

Dublin has the highest number of Electric Vehicle registrations from 2010 to 2013, at 119, followed by Cork , Wicklow and Westmeath. There are several Counties in which no Electric Vehicles have been registered, such as Donegal, Leitrim, Monaghan and Roscommon. These figures were released by the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Rescources, Deputy Pat […]