4 representatives of the IEVOA , met with representatives of the LEV Taskforce, a joint DCCAE , DTTAS committee , charged with promoting the the changeover of car transport to sustainable vehicles . A representative of the SEAI also attended. Please find below the IEVOA report.
Please note that you can find previous reports from this taskforce on the page below:
PHEV new sales were still extremely active in March, growing 146.5% over last year. BMW is still leading with the 530e and 330e. Including the i3 Rex and the X5 xDrive40e, BMW owns almost half of this market.
On the used import front (+600% vs 2017!), note the massive influx of Outlanders, representing over half of all imports.
See below the new sales and used import figures for the month of March and the cumulative for the year.
BEV sales are growing 53.6% last month with a total of 106 new cars registered in March, meaning a 0.60% share of all sales. Deliveries of the new Leaf have just started, Tesla sales are still impressive considering the cost of these. Finally note the good performance of the E-Golf : 18 units sold in March ie the same as during the 2015-2017 period! On the first 3 months, the total is still negative compared to 2017 but this should turn around in April with hopefully more Leaf delivered.
Used imports are also growing, 30.4% this month, 74.2% since the beginning of the year.
This makes a total of 166 EVs registered in Ireland this month, 523 during the first quarter of the year.