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Hyundai Kona Electric or Kia e-Niro?

Which is the best electric car - Hyundai Kona or Kia Niro?

Filed under electric cars - Asked by Patrick Garvey (Carrickmacross) - Tue, 19 Nov 2019 14:25

Do I pay VRT importing an electric car?

I am considering buying a full electric car in UK - do I have to pay VRT on this type of car?

Filed under electric cars - Asked by Felicity English (Longford) - Sat, 02 Nov 2019 19:00

Lot of electric car questions for you...

Is there a map of the electric charging points available to the public in Ireland? Is there an app for this? Which brands sell electric cars that can be charged at home at night-rate electricity charges? Is the battery capacity of electric cars much improved and what range can you expect now as 2019 ends?

Filed under electric cars - Asked by Sharon Jackson (Kiltegan) - Tue, 08 Oct 2019 13:44

Electric or hybrid for me through work?


I would like to ask for your help in choosing between a new electric car (price 30,000 Euro) and a hybrid car (price 24,000 Euro), taking into consideration that, due to my workplace, I am exempt from paying the VRT and the VAT. Could you please help me find out the final price I will need to pay for those two types of cars?

Thank you.

Filed under electric cars - Asked by Andrew Parnwell (Dublin) - Wed, 25 Sep 2019 11:54

Any VRT on importing an electric car?

If importing a one-year-old EV from UK (no VAT due) where EV grants have been paid, will I have to pay VRT in Ireland?

Filed under electric cars - Asked by Michael Neylon (Corofin) - Sun, 11 Aug 2019 08:08

How to convert my Mercedes to electric?

I have a 2013 Mercedes 220 CDI and I love the car, but put up low mileage (10,000km a year); how long does it take to convert to electric and what would the cost be?


Filed under electric cars - Asked by Paddy Power (Cork) - Mon, 22 Apr 2019 12:27

How much to convert Jaguar X300 to electric?


Just a query for my uncle please. How much roughly would it be to change a Jaguar X300 3.2 from petrol to electric please?



Filed under electric cars - Asked by Jackie Daly (Glenageary) - Sun, 14 Apr 2019 17:52

Which battery has the 2016 Renault Zoe?

Does a 2016 Renault Zoe Dynamique Nav R90 have a 40kW battery or the old 23kW one?

Filed under electric cars - Asked by Alma Haughey (Dundalk) - Sat, 16 Feb 2019 23:10

Should I buy a new electric car now?


I am holding my breath before taking the EV plunge. The choice so far is between the Nissan Leaf e plus, the Kia e-Niro 64kW and the Hyundai Kona Electric. I know two of these will be 192-reg, but so far I have taken a test drive in the Kona and the current Leaf. Sorry to report that the Kona got the thumbs down on a few fronts.

Sadly the nit pickers have decided that they can throw the scraps to "poor Paddy". Smaller touch screen, standard cruise control and no spare. No height adjustment for front passenger seat. Just compare the UK offerings. Also quite a lot of road noise. To add insult the dealer padded his price to a ridiculous €40,000 after all rebates.

The test in the Leaf, albeit not the desired version, was a pleasure. It even had a slim spare wheel slung outside under the boot. Your review of the e-Niro doesn't mention the spare wheel, which is essential outside the cities. And as some drivers will want to carry one and the tools to fit it a lot of that space will be gone.

The Kona actually has a well under the boot floor, which houses the charging cable. How ridiculous is that! Imagine a young family going on an overnight trip. Pull everything out to find the cable... So finally, the question: should I go for the Leaf when it arrives or wait for the 2020 Volkswagen I.D.?


Filed under electric cars - Asked by Peter Browne (Cavan) - Tue, 05 Feb 2019 21:45

Should we get a second EV for towing?

Hi, a question about a second car. What would be a good choice for a second car for travelling to work that does small mileage (10-20 miles) daily? Our main car is a Nissan Leaf, which we use for the majority of our driving. A car that can tow a small trailer would be ideal, something with low tax and running costs. Budget is about 6-7 thousand euro, with the intention of trading in the car in a few years time for a newer model. Have thought of buying another electric car, but not sure about having two electric cars in household until longer range cars are available or charging network improves.

Thank you for your help.


Filed under electric cars - Asked by Barry Slye (Cork) - Fri, 22 Jun 2018 10:55

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