Number of licensed electric vehicles increases by 81%

Most popular car brands in Ireland overall were Toyota, Hyundai, Volkswagen, Kia, and Skoda

Of new electric cars licensed in 2022, the top make and model was Volkswagen ID.4 (2,920) followed by Hyundai Ioniq (1,249), and Tesla Model 3 (1,054). Picture: Getty

The number of electric vehicles licensed for the first time last year increased by 81 per cent compared to 2021, according to new figures from the Central Statistics Office.

In total, 15,462 electric vehicles were licensed in 2022 compared to 8,554 the previous year. Overall, there was a slight decrease in the total number of vehicles licensed last year (101,349), compared to 101,853 in 2021.

The CSO said on Thursday that 27 per cent of ...