Motor News & Features

Expert: ‘Hybrid before electric’

Ireland has a long way to go before electric cars become a viable alternative — and the Government should prioritise the promotion of electric-hybrid alternatives, says a motoring expert.

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Electric Jaguar and hybrid Lamborghini at Frankfurt show

The Frankfurt Motor Show gives carmarkers the opportunity to show the heights and depths of their ingenuity. Relatively speaking, of course.

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Car part firms warn fixation on electric cars will cost EU jobs

A fixation on electric cars risks damaging Europe’s auto supplies industry and handing jobs to China, the region’s car parts manufacturers warned at the Frankfurt motor show.

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Alfa Romeo Stelvio starting from €47,295

Following in the footsteps of the impressive Giulia saloon and badly in need of another success, Alfa Romeo has revealed pricing and specification details for its first ever SUV, the all-new Alfa Romeo Stelvio, with prices starting from €47,295. It will be available in four trim levels.

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New Leaf electric car revealed by Nissan

Nissan has unveiled the new version of the Leaf electric car.

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Ford reveal new EcoSport SUV

Ford has revealed a new version of the EcoSport compact sports utility vehicle that it says will deliver enhanced versatility and capability, more refined styling and sophisticated technologies for customers in Europe, from later this year.

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New GLA is Mercedes on autopilot

The compact SUV is not a bad car, but it’s not great, either, at least not by its manufacturer’s high standards, says Declan Colley.

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