29% of new cars in Ireland electric, 37% plug-ins
As in many other European countries, electric car sales are booming in Ireland, but booming even more than the norm. In September, 36.66% of all new registrations in the Kobolde’s homeland were plug-in registrations. 29.31% were all-electric and 7.35% plug-in hybrids.
Registrations of plug-in hybrids in the first 3 quarters of the year were almost as high as last in the first 3 quarters of 2021 (7,439 this year vs. 7,452 last year), but full electric vehicle sales have almost doubled (14,513 this year versus 7,819 last year). In terms of their share of the total Irish car market in the first 9 months of the year, fully electric vehicles accounted for 14.3% and plug-in hybrids for 7.33%, meaning that 21.6% of brand new vehicles in the country were plugged in.
The 3 best-selling all-electric vehicles in the first 9 months of 2022 were led by a dominant German mass-market vehicle, followed by a Korean and an American. They were:
Volkswagen ID.4 — 2,765 registrations, 19.1% of the BEV market,
Hyundai IONIQ5 — 1,147 registrations, 7.9% of the BEV market,
Tesla model 3 — 1,023 registrations, 7.0% of the BEV market.
The 3 best-selling all-electric vehicles in September were the most popular worldwide:
Tesla model 3 (472 registrations, 25.4% of pure BEV sales in Ireland),
Volkswagen ID.4 (384 registrations, 20.7% of pure BEV sales),
Kia Niro EV (138 registrations, 7.4% pure BEV sales).
Sources: SIMI Motorstats | Irish Electric Vehicle Owners (IEVOA)
Hats off for the news to CleanTechnica reader Nick Gudge.
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