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1,000 extra charge points to be added in next five years

Minister Richard Bruton announced on Monday funding to support the rollout by local authorities of up to 1,000 on-street public charge points for electric vehicles over the next five years. His Department claims that this new scheme will support the widespread roll out of electric vehicles.

RSA urges Leaving Cert students to celebrate safely

With almost 60,000 students receiving their Leaving Certificate results today, the highest number in 15 years, the Road Safety Authority (RSA) has reminded all recipients to celebrate safely and responsibly and is urging students to be sensible by planning their travel to and from festivities.

SIMI says thousands of motor industry jobs under threat

The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) has today issued their Quarterly Motor Industry Review Q2 of 2019 composed by Economist Jim Power. It makes for stark reading, despite the economy performing strongly, the environment for new car sales continues to remain very challenging.

Highest level of employment ever seen in Ireland

RecruitAuto.ie welcomes the latest update on the Irish labour market in an excerpt from the latest Motor Industry Review. The report by economist Jim Power for the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI).

Sixth Latin Auto Parts Expo in Panama

The sixth Latin Auto Parts Expo took place on last week (July 17-19) in Panama City. It is the leading auto parts exhibition in Latin America and the Caribbean. The organisers say that it connects hundreds of auto part manufacturers each year with thousands of distributors from Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.

Be prepared for heavy-duty holidays, warns Kilen

Each year, thousands of holidaymakers hook up their caravans and trailers, taking to the open road in search of good times and a relaxing break.

Tohill maintains unbeaten record

Three times Irish Rallycross champion Derek Tohill maintained his unbeaten record at home this year, with his Parts for Cars Fiesta taking top place in both the Supercar Final and the day’s main race, the Super Final, at Mondello Park.

KIA hybrid models will have World’s first Active Shift Control

Kia Motors parent company Hyundai Motor Group, has developed the world’s first Active Shift Control (ASC) transmission technology. The innovation optimises transmission efficiency by monitoring gear shifts 500 times per second, precisely adjusting the transmission rotation speed to for faster shift times. The new technology will benefit upcoming Kia hybrids.

VRM search added to Kilen’s mobile catalogue App

VRM (vehicle registration mark) search has been added recently to Kilen’s Mobile Catalogue App. This free catalogue app makes it even easier to find the right spring for any vehicle.