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Over A Fifth Of New Cars Are Electric Or Plug-In Hybrid


12:11 8 Sep 2022

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The latest statistics come from the CSO. 

Over a fifth of new cars being licensed in Ireland are electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles.

It makes up nearly 12,000 licences so far this year, according to the latest CSO figures.

There's been a 76 per cent increase in new electric vehicle ownership, compared to the same period last year.

Meanwhile used car licenses are declining, suffering a 37 per cent drop from figures in 2021.

The number of diesel cars being licensed has also dropped by 7 per cent from last year.

Volkswagen is the most popular new car brand, followed by Toyota, Kia and Skoda.

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