The all new Volvo XC40 model will offer a plug-in hybrid option, although not in all markets, but the XC40 adds a distinction its bigger siblings can’t offer: it will also come in a fully electric version. Volvo made an announcement that it would build only “electrified” models within a couple of years and this was reported as […]


Getting more than a quarter of a million people around the world to put down €1,000 apiece for a car they won’t get for another two years is a remarkable feat. When Elon Musk took the wraps off the Tesla Model 3 last Thursday evening, a screen on stage showed more than 100,000 deposits. But […]

BMW i8 Released in Ireland

The BMW i8 arrived in Ireland in 2014 with much anticipation and excitement within the motor industry. This is BMW’s premium model Range Extender electric car which forms part of it’s “i” range along with the i3.    Fitted with a 5.0 kWh lithium ion battery, a 96kWh electric motor, six speed auto transmission and […]

Ford Plug-ins May Be Released In Europe

Ford may start selling PHEVs in Europe, following the lead of rival Volkswagen Group. Ford’s Fusion Energi and C-MAX Energi PHEVs have been popular in the US market to date, but the company hasn’t launched plug-ins in Europe because of what it sees as low demand. However, this week, Uli Koesters, Ford’s Vehicle Line Director for […]

Toyota Begin Hydrogen Fuel Cell Production

Toyota’s hydrogen fuel cell vehicle will go into production ahead of schedule, with production planned for mid-December 2014. Sales will also begin “by the end of the year” reports the Japan Times ahead of Toyota’s original on-sale date some time in 2015, when and if it reaches these shores is not known. No reason has […]