This document is meant to bring useful information for anyone looking into buying a new EV in Ireland. It doesn’t include PHEVs or EVs with range extender. And neither does it include earlier models so if you are looking for a used model, be aware that older versions of these models may have lower battery and charging specifications.
The data in the chart is made of manufacturer official information. Non-official information have the (est) tag.
- NEDC is the official European driving cycle. It will be used till September 2019.
- WLTP is the newest European driving cycle. It is used since September 2017 and is tougher than NEDC.
- Real life is what you can actually do with these cars, in normal traffic conditions. Of course this could vary depending on your driving style, pace or weather conditions.
Consumption is indicated in kwh per 100 km. This data, combined with the battery size, gives you the range of the vehicle.
Battery size : What you can read about battery size varies depending on manufacturers. Some indicate the total battery capacity, some the usable capacity. Typically around 10% or the capacity of the battery isn’t used, in order to extend battery life.
On-board AC : That’s how powerful is the AC on-board charger is : if this column contains 2 values, the lowest is the standard equipment, higher one is an option.
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BMW i3 : The facelifted version of the premium supermini EV. It now comes with a 184hp “s” version (170hp for the standard version). Battery has been upgraded to 27.2kwh (usable) early 2017.
Hyundai Ioniq : It has proven to be somewhat successful in Ireland and is regarded as the most efficient EV on the market. Be aware that there is a general supply shortage so delivery delays to be expected.
Nissan Leaf : Is still available but on stock only as the New Leaf has now replaced it on the production line. We are not aware of the actual stock so some of the models in the chart might no longer be available.
New Nissan Leaf : In a few weeks, the new Irish range will be revealed, stay tuned ! In the meantime, a special edition with all technological elements standard (e-pedal, pro-pilot, etc.) is available for € 29590 (ex delivery charges and metallic paint)
Renault Zoé : The famous ZE40 is still the longest range EV on the market, if you except Teslas of course, and has the very handy 22kw on-board charger, which means very quick charging, almost anywhere in the country. Be aware that the 43kw fast charging capability is an option (called Q90 version) and that it does reduce the range.
Volkswagen E-Golf : Facelifted version now available with a bigger battery
Tesla Model S and X : Range and options have been simplified, only 75 and 100 versions available now.