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Author archives: Padraic Deane

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    Auto Trade EXPO & CV Workshop EXPO visitor registration opens

    Time is really moving along. There are now seven months to go to Ireland’s one and only auto and transport industries aftermarket exhibition.

    March
    12
    2024

    More driver convictions for defective vehicle parts

    With road fatalities on the rise here in Ireland, is more enforcement in the area of defective vehicle parts one that the Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána should be much more active in?

    August
    9
    2023

    What is WLTP? A warning about real world EV battery ranges

    In Europe, all electric vehicles are tested against a standardised metric for range. The Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) measures the range of all electric vehicles (EVs).

    May
    29
    2023

    New EVs on sale with a much higher average range

    According to analysis carried out by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) in the UK, which has largely similar new car options to Ireland, the average official full range of a new electric

    May
    29
    2023

    Dates announced for Auto Trade EXPO 2024 in Dublin

    Last October (2022), for first time since 2018 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Auto Trade EXPO took place at the great new venue in Simmonscourt at the RDS in Dublin.

    May
    25
    2023

    carbon monoxideElevated in-car carbon monoxide (CO) levels highlighted

    I came upon this very interesting response to the UK’s Department of Transport’s (DfT) MOT consultation by a charity, the CO Research Trust.

    March
    14
    2023

    Shedding anxiety about EV travel ranges and charging

    I’ve been there many times – wondering will I make it home in an electric vehicle, and finding charging stations out of order when I stop to top-up. It does cause anxiety and seems to be part of the teething troubles that come with any big transition. One positive is that it has caused me …

    May
    11
    2022

    Pandemic restrictions lead to reduced greenhouse gas emissions from Transport in 2020

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today published its provisional greenhouse gas emissions for Ireland for 2020.

    October
    22
    2021

    Auto Trade EXPO postponed to May 7-8, 2022

    The decision has been taken to postpone the Auto Trade EXPO from October this year to May 7th.-8th., 2022.

    March
    25
    2021

    Ireland produces over half a million tonnes of hazardous waste annually

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today published its latest hazardous waste (including lead-acid batteries) figures for Ireland.

    March
    11
    2020