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Posts about EV sales in Ireland.


Best selling Irish PHEVs in 2017

After the best selling BEVs, this is the list of the 10 best selling new PHEVs in Ireland, for 2017. A total of 319 PHEVs were sold, with no less than 24 different models available (only 15 in 2016).

 

1. BMW 330e (111 units sold). Great success for this electrified variant of the 3-series that is getting over a third of the Irish PHEV market.

 

2. Volvo XC90 T8 (44)

 

3. BMW 530e (31)

 

 

4. Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid (30). After so many hybrids over the years, thi is the first time we get a Toyota with a socket !

 

 

5. Mitsubishi Outlander (21) which however remains by far the most popular PHEV with 117 used imports in 2017 and a total of 250 cumulated registrations.

 

6. Porsche Cayenne (14)

 

7. Volkswagen Golf GTE (11)

 

8. Mini Countryman (10)

9. BMW i3 Rex (9), this year not as popular as her engine-less sister.

 

10. Volkswagen Passat GTE (7), that exists in saloon and estate variants.

 

Find the 10 best selling EVs below:

Best selling Irish EVs in 2017

 


Best selling Irish EVs in 2017

Here is the list of the best selling EVs in Ireland, in 2017 (doesn’t include used imports nor PHEVs : for the latter, click here). A total of 622 new EVs have been sold during 2017, which makes this a record year. For total sales including imports and PHEVs, have a look here.

1. Nissan Leaf (257 units sold). Even if it is its last year of production, the favourite Irish EV kept its crown for another year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Hyundai Ioniq Electric (231). It has proven to become quite popular, immediately.

 

3. Renault Zoé (57). Still relatively slow sales, but more than during the 3 previous years together ! The 40kwh battery and the demise of battery lease made a difference.

 

4. Tesla Model S (36). With the first (and only) Irish dealer, the luxury EV finally sells in double-digit numbers.

 

5. Tesla Model X (14). It’s the best selling Electric SUV in Ireland (it’s also the worse selling one)

 

6. BMW i3 (12). Awaiting for the facelift and the upcoming i3s version

 

7. Volkswagen E-Golf (10). It’s a Golf (so a good car) but an expensive one, and it struggles to compete with Leaf and Ioniq, whilst you can get a Premium i3 for barely more.

 

9. Nissan ENV-200 (3). The Leaf for the families, 24kwh battery pack. For 2018, the 40kwh battery pack will make this 5 to 7-seater much more attractive.

 

10. Renault Twizy (1). Unique, literally.

 

Looking into buying a new EV? Check out our buying guide:

http://www.irishevowners.ie/ordering-a-new-e…your-181-options/

And here is the list of current EVs available on the Irish market:

Electric Vehicles (updated 2018 / 181)

 

 

 


2017 Irish EV sales : Better than you might think!

It’s now time to see if 2017 was a good year for EV sales in Ireland,

New EV sales (excluding PHEVs) went from 392 units in 2016 to 622 units in 2017. That’s a very good increase of 58% year on year (considering the overall market dipped 10% during the same period) but the overall market share is still low, 0.47%, which means that less than one car in 200 sold is an EV 🙁

2018 Tesla Model S

But there is a way to see it more positively.

It is indeed the best year ever for new EV sales but most of all used imports have increased even more. 486 used EV were imported in 2017, which is almost 3 times as much as last year (143)!

Now if you add new sales and used imports, you get a total of 1108 extra EVs on the Irish roads compared to a year earlier, which brings the total of EV registered from 1643 a bit over 2751 cars. Not too bad.

But wait, there is more !

Following the same trend, PHEV sales have gone up as well, from 298 to 319. Not as impressive as for EVs but let’s keep in mind that these cars are generally quite expensive premium models. Again, used imports make the difference, going from 35 units in 2016 to 224 in 2017 ! During the last year the fleet of Irish PHEVs more than doubled, raising from 470 to 1013!

Total cumulative registrations of cars with a plug went from 2113 to 3764 during the past 12 months … if you are an EV driver, you have noticed the increased queues at chargers, and these numbers show why.

And 2018 ?

We can expect further growth in 2018 :

  • The new Leaf -Ireland’s favorite EV- is coming in Spring. 10000 orders have been made in Europe (without test drives), for the launch edition which shows a very strong interest so far. Late spring, it will be launched with the regular trims.
  • Government incentives could accelerate that growth. If free M50 toll is brought, it will generate an important demand (new, used and imports)
  • Cars like the Zoé and Ioniq are very popular in Europe and orders are backed up as the offer can’t meet the demand. If they production bottlenecks are addressed, sales could increase quickly.

 

2018 Nissan Leaf

 

 


Irish PHEV Sales – July 2016 : BMW dominates

68 PHEVs (58 petrol and 10 diesel) were sold in July in Ireland, which is a 200+% progress over the 21 units sold in July last year.

This Month BMW has registered no less than 44 PHEVs : i3 Rex, X5, 225Xe and most importantly 33 units of the new 330e. This 330e is helped by its very attractive price (from just over 40.000 euro) and if the BMW network wants to sell this over petrol/diesels, we can see a very bright future for this version.

Find below the complete list of PHEV sales for July (petrol in bold, diesel in italic).

 

330e

BMW 330e

 

 

Rank Model Sales (July 2016)
1. BMW 330e 33
2. BMW i3 (Range Extender) 8
  Volvo V60 D6 AWD 8
4. Volvo XC90 T8 AWD 5
5. VW Golf GTE 3
6. VW Passat GTE 2
  BMW 225xe Active Tourer 2
  Audi Q7 e-Tron 2
  Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 2
10. BMW X5 xDrive 40e 1
  Audi A3 e-Tron 1
  Porsche Panamera 1
  Total July 2016  68

 

 

 

 

Source : Simi


Irish EV Sales – July 2016 : -35% : what is going on ?

In a blooming car market that is getting at pre-recession levels, EV sales are now falling (-35%) compared to July last year.

Our market is obviously very exposed to the Nissan Leaf, the main seller of the segment. The Leaf is now 6 years old and like any 6 years old cars it is now less attractive despite the 30kwh option that appeared at the beginning of the year. It is possible that some potential buyers are waiting either for the Hyndai Ioniq or for the next-generation Leaf.

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55 pure EVs were sold in July, made of 54 Nissan Leaf and 1 BMW i3.

Here are the sales for the January to July period :

Rank Model  2016 sales (January-July) 2015 sales (January-July)  Evolution 2016/2015
1. Nissan Leaf 312 350  -10.8%
2. Renault Zoé 13 26  -50%
3. BMW i3 (EV) 8 12  -33.3%
4. Tesla Model S 6 2  +200%
5. VW E-Golf 0 4  -100%
 Other 2 4
 Total 341 398  -14.3%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Simi