Ireland: Latest automotive news & analysis

Latest insights

IRELAND: Greening the Emerald Isle

26 May 2010 | Simon Warburton

Just what is it about Ireland that is attracting a seeming stampede of automakers to its shores with a view to developing electric vehicles?

Latest news

JLR Irish unit trialling Smart Wallet services

1 May 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Drivers will be able to earn cryptocurrency and make payments on the move using new connected car services being tested by Tata Motors' Jaguar Land Rover.

Lidl Ireland to provide 40 EV charging facilities

28 Aug 2018 | Simon Warburton

Lidl Ireland is to provide 40  electric vehicle charging facilities in 20 stores across Ireland within the next six months.

Taoiseach opens Irish materials research centre

22 Nov 2016 | Simon Warburton

Ireland's Limerick University has opened a new research centre, one of whose tasks will be to evaluate materials to extend battery life for potential automotive applications.

IRELAND: Vehicle sales rise in January

9 Feb 2015 | Graeme Roberts

Car sales in Ireland rose 26% year on year in January while a doubling of commercial vehicle sales was seen as a sign of growing economic recovery.

IRELAND: Audi to open three new dealer outlets

17 Sep 2012 | Graeme Roberts

Audi will open three new showrooms and service centres by the end of this year as part of an EUR80m restructuring of its dealer network in Ireland.

IRELAND: Mitsubishi to trial i-MiEVs with ESB

26 May 2010 | editorial team

Mitsubishi Motors has signed a memorandum of understanding with several Irish partners to trial electric vehicles in Ireland.

IRELAND: Government rolls out major EV initiative

13 Apr 2010 | Simon Warburton

Ireland has announced an ambitious raft of initiatives including a EUR5,000 (US$6,780) grant to incentivise electric vehicle purchase, as well as develop charging infrastructure.

IRELAND: Irish car market posts January growth

2 Feb 2010 | Dave Leggett

After a severe downturn in 2009, Ireland's new car market is off to a positive start in 2010 according to data released by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI).

IRELAND: Sales of new cars down 73% in July

26 Aug 2009 | editorial team

Official government figures show that the number of new cars sold in Ireland in July fell by 73% compared with the same month last year.

IRELAND: Nissan-Renault alliance inks EV deal

6 Apr 2009 | editorial team

The Renault-Nissan Alliance has inked a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Irish government and local energy supplier ESB which will put electric vehicles on Irish roads within two years.

Forgot your password?