EV registrations in Ireland have increased nearly 25% so far this year
According to the latest SIMI statistics, the number of electric vehicle (EV) registration in Ireland in 2018 thus far has increased by nearly 25 percent. Despite the fact that the numbers are not substantial, they definitely underscore an upward trend for EVs.
Specifically, the SIMI figures have revealed that the number of EV registrations in the country has increased to 424 so far this year. The factors which have led to the increase chiefly include a widespread focus of the public on EVs and new models.
However, despite the growing popularity of EVs in Ireland, some EV sales in the country have probably been hit by limited availability of stock.
Meanwhile, as per the latest SIMI data, new-car registrations in the country witnessed a 3.3% increase in April 2018, while used EV imports recorded an increase of 19.3%. The registrations of light commercial vehicles (LCVs) recorded a 6.51% increase to 1,800 units in April; thereby marking an increase of 5.39% as compared to the 2017 figures for the same month.
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Volkswagen’s Polo was the best seller in April. Other best-selling models included Nissan’s Qashqai, Hyundai’s Tucson, Volkswagen’s Golf, Skoda’s Octavia, and Ford’s Focus vehicles.
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