Thursday October 29, 2020

Electric cars double market share in Ireland

The biggest increase so far this year has come from plug-in hybrids, which jumped by 86 per cent

Daniel Murray

Business Reporter

12th October, 2020
Sales of electric vehicles have increased while petrol and diesel car sales fell by 31 per cent on the same period last year. Picture: Getty

New data shows electric cars have doubled their market share in Ireland in 2020. The news comes as an environmental think-tank predicted electric cars would treble their market share in Europe this year to 10 per cent of all car sales as a result of tightening emissions standards on carmakers.

In Ireland this year, sales of pure electric vehicles (EV) increased to 3,617 from 2,974 on the same period last year, marking a 21 per cent increase....

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