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Easy to charge a BMW 740e PHEV?

Is it difficult and expensive to charge a BMW 740e xDrive in Ireland?

Filed under hybrid - Asked by Colm Wilkinson (Dublin) - Wed, 30 Jan 2019 12:46

Petrol, hybrid or diesel for my next car?


I'm unsure whether I should opt for hybrid, diesel or petrol for my next car. I drive approx 80km per day, mainly national roads. I am interested in hybrid, but considering I drive very little in town/city environments, I'm not sure it's the best option. I'd love your opinion as everyone I speak to seems to have conflicting advice.

Many thanks

Filed under hybrid - Asked by Eimear Morrison (Roscommon) - Tue, 22 Jan 2019 18:32

What's the best hybrid SUV?


I’m currently driving a 2017 Nissan Qashqai SVE and looking to trade to a 17 or 18-reg plug-in hybrid of a similar size and spec level. Budget of about €30k including my car's trade value. What would you recommend? I do mainly city driving so hoping the hybrid would offer some savings.


Filed under hybrid - Asked by Dara Weston (Dublin) - Wed, 02 Jan 2019 21:47

What new hybrid would suit my aunt's use?


My aunt is looking at buying a hybrid. She currently has a 2010 SEAT Ibiza with 40,000km on the clock, which is in immaculate condition. As indicated by the mileage she doesn't do much driving and what she does is city and suburbs. She's interested in a new hybrid (as opposed to electric - she thinks it's too early in its development) that is reliable. Ideally she'd like an automatic, but doesn't want to pay a huge premium for that. Her budget is €20,000 plus the Ibiza.

What would you suggest?



Filed under hybrid - Asked by Enda Lowry (Dublin) - Wed, 05 Dec 2018 11:31

Should I go for a hybrid next?


I am considering purchasing a second hand family size hybrid such as the Lexus IS 300h, as I am trying to save on running costs. I currently drive a 131 Vauxhall Insignia SRi 2.0 diesel, which is lovely to drive and decently economical. I am changing job, and will be communiting about 100km a day, mainly on motorway (although the M50 is like a car park at rush hour so I don't expect to be getting over 60km/h). This will be our only family car so need decent boot space for the baby and buggy etc. I have about €20-25k to spend, looking for a 151 model. I have read mixed advice about whether to go hybrid, or to stick with diesel for the size of car and amount of mileage I will be doing. Your advice and thoughts are much appreciated.

Many thanks, Emma

Filed under hybrid - Asked by Emma Tong (Skerries) - Sun, 01 Jul 2018 00:20

What hybrid SUV will I go for now?

Hey guys,

Currently driving a Qashqai and looking to change to a hybrid, but local Nissan dealer said they won’t have hybrid Qashqais until 2020. What alternatives can you suggest please?



Filed under hybrid - Asked by Dara Weston (Dublin) - Wed, 30 May 2018 23:05

Best plug-in hybrid on the market?

I have a budget of €30-35k; what is the best plug in hybrid car available in the market now?

Filed under hybrid - Asked by Lee Russell (Dublin) - Sat, 17 Mar 2018 10:51

Can you tell me about a new Lexus crossover?

Can you tell me anything please about the new Lexus hybrid small crossover due out in 2018 I think? I drive an Audi A4 and love it, but thinking of changing to Lexus so I can drive a hybrid.

Many thanks

Filed under hybrid - Asked by Elizabeth Regan (Dublin) - Wed, 03 Jan 2018 13:04

Advantages of a regular hybrid car?

Can you explain the advantages of a hybrid car that doesn't plug in to the grid, please and thanks?

Filed under hybrid - Asked by Philip Donegan (Ballina) - Sun, 29 Oct 2017 18:43

Will hybrid VRT relief change in the Budget?

I would welcome your opinion on the upcoming 2018 Irish Budget in November. The current VRT relief on hybrid cars is €1,500. In light of current poor sales of hybrid cars in Ireland (two per cent of total Irish sales), do you see them raising this value or could they possibly withdraw it?

I ask this because I am planning to purchase a hybrid for 181 and I would like to take advantage of the 'increased' value.

Filed under hybrid - Asked by Michael Carey (Letterkenny) - Mon, 28 Aug 2017 12:39

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