New electric and hybrid car sales up by two-thirds

Purely electric cars make up less than 2% of total new private registrations, however

13th January, 2020
New electric and hybrid car sales up by two-thirds
Electric and hybrid vehicles accounted for 12.7 per cent of new car sales last year. Picture: Sam Boal/

The number of new electric and hybrid private cars sold last year was more than two-thirds higher than in 2018, new data from the Central Statistics Office shows.

A total of 14,343 of the vehicles were sold, up 67.4 per cent year on year. The sales accounted for 12.7 per cent of new private car registrations.

The government aims to have a million electric vehicles (EVs) on the road by 2030. David Thomas, managing director of Volvo Ireland, told...

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