Crosshaven-based Mike Keane has unveiled his automotive consultancy ( by collaborating with the new ‘Talking The Talk’ automotive podcast.

Keane aims to deliver sustainable transport and bespoke vehicle solutions for industry, allowing companies to reduce operational costs, eliminate legislative risk and cut carbon emissions.

He has spent 20 years working on automotive technology and has led programmes at a senior level for Ford, Williams F1, Nissan, Jaguar, Aston Martin and Land Rover. He was responsible for ground-breaking programmes such as the electric Nissan Bladeglider and led the team that developed the Jaguar C-X75 stunt cars for the James Bond movie, Spectre.

Alongside supercars, he has developed noteworthy sustainable and low-carbon vehicles for industry such as electric off-road vehicles, hybrid bus technologies, electric fleet delivery vehicles and off-highway ground handling equipment.

Mike Keane

Keane now brings all of this expertise to his new automotive consultancy; When unveiling the company, he collaborated with the Irish transport history website, to release a new automotive podcast ‘Talking The Talk’ –  the first episode went live on May 2.

Every two weeks, IrelandMade host Kevin Reid will interview Keane about the history of a particular piece of automotive technology.

In the first episode they discussed the history of aerodynamics. Keane spoke about Eamon Ryan’s recent suggestion of reducing speed to combat fuel prices, and showed how the physics of aerodynamics confirmed it.

The ‘Talking the Talk’ podcast will be available on,, YouTube and on all audio podcast providers.