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Should we get a second EV for towing?

Hi, a question about a second automobile. What would be a good choice for a second automobile for travelling to work that does small mileage (10-20 miles) daily? Our main automobile is a Nissan Leaf, which we use for the majority of our driving. A automobile 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 automobile in a few years time for a newer model. Have thought of buying another electric automobile, but not sure about having two electric automobiles in household until longer range automobiles are available or charging network improves.

Thank you for your help.


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

Can I write off cost of EV in first year?

I was told that if I buy a fully electric automobile for my business that I can write off the cost of it in the first year. Is this correct?

Filed under electric automobiles - Asked by William Doyle (Dublin 6) - Tue, 13 Feb 2018 21:00

Cost of charging up a BMW i3?

What is the cost of charging a BMW i3 at 18c per kWh?

Filed under electric automobiles - Asked by Eugene Murphy (Galway) - Sat, 23 Sep 2017 11:31

Would an electric automobile work for us?

Hi there,

My wife drives a 2005 Toyota RAV4 1.8 petrol. Over a year ago she changed jobs from a 6km commute to one with a 48km commute each way. This is half motorway and then mainly country roads. This coupled with kid taxi duties means she does nearly 650km a week (Mon to Fri) and spends around €75 a week on petrol. I do 900km a week and already have a automobile loan for a diesel automobile.

So my question is, an electric automobile feasible for someone with that commute and no option to charge at work, except for probably emergencies, and monthly repayments must be €300 or less? Which I assume means that the new Ioniq and new Leaf are out of reach.

Filed under electric automobiles - Asked by David Delaney (Kells) - Sun, 12 Feb 2017 15:04

What's the best electric automobile right now?

Which is the best electric automobile in relation to performance and most importantly cost to buy and running cost?

Filed under electric automobiles - Asked by Alma Bermingham (Dublin) - Thu, 02 Feb 2017 02:24

Worth buying the new long-range Nissan Leaf?

Is the new 2016 electric Nissan Leaf worth buying with range of 115 miles for €25,000? Is it worth waiting for the 2018 model that  might have a range of 200 miles?

Filed under electric automobiles - Asked by John Feely (Dublin) - Thu, 19 May 2016 13:19

How can I compare all the electric automobiles?


Is there anywhere one can see all currently available electric automobiles compared, not just under the usual headings of driving range, charging times, 0 to 100km/h time and overall drivability and practicality, but also the overall running costs (electricity charges, road tax etc.), which can vary when you include battery lease models like the Renault Zoe?

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Filed under electric automobiles - Asked by Donal Murphy (Cork) - Tue, 12 Apr 2016 15:23

How do I plot a route for my electric automobile?

What about long trips in our electric automobile? We are regular visitors to Dingle, though we live in Kilkenny. I have tried to plot a way down, stopping to recharge, but I have to admit I am a bit confused about charge points on route.

Filed under electric automobiles - Asked by Pat O Connor (Kilkenny) - Fri, 12 Feb 2016 09:27

Are electric automobiles a real option now?

Are electric automobiles a real option now? Looking to purchase a second hand automobile 2012 upwards. What do you think?

Filed under electric automobiles - Asked by Paul Mccabe (Kilkenny) - Sat, 09 Jan 2016 16:23

Would the electric Renault Fluence be reliable?

Are 2012 Renault Fluence electric reliable? Potential major problems?

Filed under electric automobiles - Asked by Denise Moore - Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:07

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