VW to offer zero-emission car sharing services in future

Thu, Aug 02, 2018

Volkswagen has announced that will be offering its customers car sharing services in future. It will start in Germany from next year., followed by an International rollout from 2020, initially in major cities in Europe, North America and Asia. The fleet will consist entirely of electric vehicles.

For their vehicle-on-demand services, in particular car sharing, Volkswagen will expand their ‘WE’ customer platform offering. And apart from car sharing, vehicle-on-demand services can also include what are known as micro-mobility solutions. Volkswagen recently presented progressive e-mobile solutions for urban centres with two studies called the ‘I.D. Cityskater’ and the ‘I.D. Streetmate’.

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All-electric Kia Niro EV crossover for European debut

Thu, Aug 02, 2018

The new Kia Niro EV went on sale in Korea last week. It combines an all-electric, zero-emissions powertrain with crossover practicality, intelligent packaging and eye-catching design. A claimed long-distance driving range of up to 450 kilometres (circa 280 miles) makes it one of the most capable electric vehicles on sale anywhere in the world.

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All-new Toyota Supra - the legend returns

Thu, Aug 02, 2018

I was one of those who mourned the loss of Toyota sports cars, the Supra, MR2, and Celica, after they were discontinued. The reason given at the time was a refocusing on developing mass market models for growing markets in China, Russia, etc. and a general scarcity of engineers in Japan. Toyota felt their loss within a couple of years with the average age profile of their customers rising, and it entered Formula One to try to address this.

Now, many years later, the new Toyota Supra, one of the world’s most keenly anticipated new sports cars, has made its international debut in prototype form at the Goodwood Festival of Speed earlier this month.

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Europe gears up for all-electric Kia Niro EV crossover

Thu, Jul 26, 2018

The new Kia Niro EV, which went on sale in Korea recently, combines an all-electric, zero-emissions powertrain with crossover practicality, intelligent packaging. and eye-catching design.

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Volkswagen’s new compact T-Cross SUV on the way

Thu, Jul 26, 2018

The T-Cross is set to launch a new form of SUV from the Volkswagen brand. First shown in concept form in 2016 at the Geneva Motor Show, the series version is now making its way into actual production.

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Advanced technology sets the new Sprinter van apart

Thu, Jul 26, 2018

The highly advanced technology on the connected new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has impressed judges so much it has been crowned Van of the Year at the Auto Express Awards 2018 in the UK.

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Do not let the sun’s glare keep you off the road

Thu, Jul 26, 2018

Being dazzled by the sun can be a major distraction and is often a factor in summer collisions.

Even though we have many tools that aid in protecting us from the glare, we often forget to use them.

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Third lap record of Type R Challenge 2018 achieved

Thu, Jul 26, 2018

g two successes in the Honda Civic Type R Challenge 2018 at the Magny-Cours and Spa-Francorchamps circuits, the high-performance hatchback has set a new two minutes and 31.32 seconds lap record for a front-wheel drive production car at the Silverstone GP circuit in Britain, beating the benchmark set by the previous generation Civic Type R in a similar challenge in 2016.

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Mitsubishi L200 wins award for fourth time in-a-row

Thu, Jul 26, 2018

A leading British publication has named the Mitsubishi L200 ‘Pick-up of the Year’ for a record-breaking fourth consecutive year, a feat that no other pick-up has previously achieved.

Mitsubishi Motors launched the latest generation L200 in Britain in 2015 and subsequently won the Auto Express ‘Pick-up of the Year’ before retaining this important and prestigious award every year since.

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New Suzuki Jimny - probably the best small 4WD vehicle

Thu, Jul 19, 2018

Since the first Jimny made its debut in April 1970, it has been a masterpiece of Suzuki’s 4WD technology. It is the one and only authentic off-roader that is small and lightweight, but still retains the off-road performance desired by professionals.

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Rural Ireland is driving growth in self-charging hybrid cars

Thu, Jul 19, 2018

Ireland is experiencing a significant growth in self-charging hybrid cars.

According to the Society of the Irish Motoring Industry latest year on year comparison, the sale of self-charging hybrid (HEV) cars has jumped in all provinces in 2018, with a 58 per cent increase in Connacht, 83 per cent increase in Leinster, 76 per cent increase in Munster, and 54 per cent increase in Ulster (Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal) compared to the same time period in 2017.

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Nissan Qashqai is Ireland’s top selling 181 new car

Thu, Jul 19, 2018

The Nissan Qashqai was Ireland’s best-selling car for the 181 sales period. Some 3,045 new buyers made it their car of choice, cementing its position as the undisputed leader of its segment.

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Nissan unveils two new camper van models

Thu, Jul 12, 2018

Nissan has announced it will be launching a factory-finished camper van version of its e-NV200 electric van, believed to be the first of its type in Europe.

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Double awards win for Volvo’s great new generation SUVs

Thu, Jul 12, 2018

Volvo’s new generation of premium SUVs has accomplished a double success at the Auto Express New Car Awards, announced recently.

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Mercedes-Benz celebrates multiple award victories

Thu, Jul 12, 2018

Mercedes-Benz has won a pair of awards at the 2018 Auto Express awards. The newly revised C-Class was named ‘Best Compact Executive Car of the Year’, while the flagship S-Class was named ‘Best Luxury Car of the Year’.

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VW to offer zero-emission car sharing services in future

Thu, Jul 12, 2018

Volkswagen has announced it will be offering customers car sharing services in future.

It will start in Germany from next year., followed by an international rollout from 2020, initially in major cities in Europe, North America and Asia. The fleet will consist entirely of electric vehicles.

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Awards raining on new Ford Fiesta

Thu, Jul 12, 2018

The new Ford Fiesta continues to be popular with both the buying public and the motoring media as it celebrates another industry award.

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New Audi A1 Sportback unveiled

Fri, Jul 06, 2018

Audi has unveiled the second generation of its compact model, the A1, and it is expected to be available late this year.

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Time running out to buy VW Touareg N1 model

Thu, Jul 05, 2018

Volkswagen Ireland reminds us the clock is ticking for anyone who wants to get a hold of the last of the Touareg N1 Commercial models.

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New Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is the high king of vans

Thu, Jul 05, 2018

The latest generation range of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter panel vans have just gone on sale here.

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