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Why drive an electric car?

The benefits of driving an electric car

DoneDeal has thousands of cars for sale at any one point but if you are to consider driving an electric car, what are the key factors you need to consider?

Lower running costs
An EV is cheaper to fuel, tax and maintain
Grants & incentives
Grants of up to €5,000 and cheaper tolls
Improving infrastructure
In Ireland, public charging stations are increasing as many people invest in electric vehicles with 1,300 chargepoints nationwide. However, if you have an EV, you should clock up your day's driving and find a suitable battery for your needs
Environmental impact
EVs are the best choice for the environment. Many people opt for electric cars to cut back on carbon emissions and enjoy quiet, smoother journeys.
Electric car pros and cons

Electric car pros and cons

Buying a car is a major decision. There is a lot to consider when switching from fuel-combustion engines to electric cars. To help you make the decision, we look at the pros and cons of switching to electric.

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Electric Car Guide: What you need to know

Electric Car Guide: What you need to know

This electric car guide will help you understand the features and types of EVs currently on the market.

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Best electric SUV for 2022

Best electric SUV for 2022

SUVs have taken over the car world to become one of the most popular types of vehicles sold worldwide. Whether you are looking for a sporty SUV or a people mover, read on to find out which electric SUV suits your needs.

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What grants are available for electric vehicles?

What grants are available for electric vehicles?

So you are ready to make the leap to a full electric vehicle but you are not sure what incentives and grants are available to you? Well let us try break it down for you.

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Electric and hybrid cars hold value

Electric and hybrid cars hold value

Electric and hybrid vehicles hold value as prices increase by 19% year on year and 25% year on year respectively.

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Is it time you made the switch to an Electric Car?

Is it time you made the switch to an Electric Car?

Considering purchasing an Electric Vehicle as your next car? Let us try put your mind at ease.

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The best electric cars on the market in 2022

The best electric cars on the market in 2022

Find the right electric car for you

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Are second-hand electric cars worth buying?

Are second-hand electric cars worth buying?

A second-hand EV is a viable alternative to a brand new EV if you don’t want to stretch your budget.

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For the First Time Ever, Ireland's Most in Demand New Car is Electric

For the First Time Ever, Ireland's Most in Demand New Car is Electric

For the first time, the country's most in demand new car is electric, the Volkswagen ID.4.

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How much will your electric car journey cost you?

See how much you could save on your typical journeys by switching to an EV. Calculate the cost of your trips in a range of cars.

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Electric Car Reviews

Audi RS e-tron GT (2022) Review

Audi RS e-tron GT (2022) Review

The Audi RS e-tron GT is a turning point for electric cars. Like many EVs, it accelerates at a ferocious pace, but it also handles phenomenally and is such an enjoyable car to drive.

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Kia EV6 (2022) Review

Kia EV6 (2022) Review

The Kia EV6 is a spectacular electric car, with stunning design, great tech and a very impressive range of up to 528km.

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Jaguar I-Pace (2022) Review

Jaguar I-Pace (2022) Review

The stunning Jaguar I-Pace was one of the first electric SUVs and for 2022 they have given it a bit of an update.

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Volvo XC40 (2022) Review

Volvo XC40 (2022) Review

The XC40 might not be new to us here in Ireland but things have changed under the bonnet. This XC40 Recharge is the first of several fully electric Volvos to come into production.

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Citroën C4 & Ë-C4 Review

Citroën C4 & Ë-C4 Review

Recently we were afforded the opportunity from Citroën Ireland to spend some time with the new C4 and Ë-C4.

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Hyundai IONIQ 5 (2022) Review

Hyundai IONIQ 5 (2022) Review

Ever since we got a sneak peak of the new Hyundai Ioniq 5 we were more than keen to take a test drive. Launched in 2021 as the first model in Hyundai’s Ioniq dedicated battery electric vehicle line-up brand, this vehicle is a modern take on a retro design.

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BMW iX (2022) Video Review

BMW iX (2022) Video Review

The iX is now BMW's flagship SUV and when you take it for a drive you understand why. It's got infinite amounts of tech, it's fabulously comfortable and it's also great to drive.

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MG ZS (2022) Video Review

MG ZS (2022) Video Review

We recently got invited to the launch of the all-new Electric MG ZS. It's MG's second generation ZS SUV. They've listened to their consumers and improved it from its predecessor in all the key areas.

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BMW i4 (2022) Video Review

BMW i4 (2022) Video Review

We've teamed up with our friends down under from Cars Guide to test drive the all-new BMW i4. The version we had on test was the eDrive 40 which has over 335bhp and up to 590km range.

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Volkswagen ID.4 GTX

Volkswagen ID.4 GTX

The VW ID.4 gets the GTX treatment and we drive this new all-wheel drive EV.

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Testimonials

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Stephen O'Neill

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I found my Hyundai IONIQ 5 on DoneDeal. I watched Dave's video review, searched for and found the car I wanted with a Dealer near me. The experience was fantastic end-to-end. Couldn't be happier!