With December registration data now available we can see that plug-in vehicle registrations accounted for 22.19% of all new cars registered in Ireland in 2022 (& 45.45% in December). In comparison, 15.76% of new car registrations in 2021 were plug-ins.

Excluding imports, for 2022 there’s been:

  • 15,678 battery-only electric vehicles (BEVs) registered, versus 8,646 in 2021, and;
  • 7,678 plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) registered, versus 7,891 in 2021.

New and used plug-in car imports accounted for the following amount of registrations in 2022:

  • 484 BEV
  • 3,129 PHEV

 

December

The top-3 registered new BEVs in December were:

1. Volkswagen ID.4  21 (23.9%)
2. Toyota BZ4X 15 (17.0%)
3. Porsche Taycan 9 (10.2%)

 

Annual

The top-10 registered new BEVs in 2022 were:

1. Volkswagen ID.4 2,983
2. Hyundai Ioniq 5 1,165
3. Tesla Model 3 1,044
4. Kia EV6 955
5. Volkswagen ID.3 924
6. Nissan Leaf 877
7. Hyundai Kona 683
8. Kia Niro 657
9. Skoda Enyaq 620
10. Volvo XC40 389

The ID.4 was also the fifth most registered new car of *any* engine type too.

 

Complete breakdown of new BEVs registered in 2022 (and December 2022):

Make Model Dec

2022

% sales

Dec 2022

2022

(Jan – Dec)

% sales

2022

(Jan – Dec)

2021

(Jan – Dec)

% sales

2021

Volkswagen ID.4 21 23.9% 2,983 19.0% 1,432 16.6%
Hyundai Ioniq 5 1 1.1% 1,165 7.4% 78 0.9%
Tesla Model 3 2 2.3% 1,044 6.7% 858 9.9%
Kia EV6 955 6.1% 37 0.4%
Volkswagen ID.3 2 2.3% 924 5.9% 1,271 14.7%
Nissan Leaf 2 2.3% 877 5.6% 736 8.5%
Hyundai Kona 683 4.4% 339 3.9%
Kia Niro 3 3.4% 657 4.2% 836 9.7%
Skoda Enyaq 2 2.3% 620 4.0% 236 2.7%
Volvo XC40 389 2.5% 31 0.4%
Peugeot 2008 321 2.0% 230 2.7%
Renault Zoe 1 1.1% 311 2.0% 467 5.4%
Tesla Model Y 274 1.7%
Peugeot 208 1 1.1% 245 1.6% 152 1.8%
Audi E-Tron 244 1.6% 154 1.8%
BMW I4 2 2.3% 235 1.5%
Volkswagen ID.5 1 1.1% 233 1.5%
Mini Mini Hatch 1 1.1% 226 1.4% 166 1.9%
MG 5 219 1.4% 132 1.5%
BMW iX 3 3.4% 209 1.3% 15 0.2%
BMW iX3 207 1.3% 104 1.2%
Audi Q4 Etron 202 1.3% 170 2.0%
Mercedes-Benz EQA 1 1.1% 196 1.3% 69 0.8%
MG ZS 3 3.4% 189 1.2% 238 2.8%
Toyota BZ4X 15 17.0% 140 0.9%
Mercedes-Benz EQB 1 1.1% 135 0.9%
Fiat 500 134 0.9%
Cupra Born 1 1.1% 126 0.8%
Polestar Polestar 2 5 5.7% 123 0.8%
Hyundai Ioniq 120 0.8% 206 2.4%
Opel Corsa 115 0.7% 108 1.2%
Jaguar I-Pace 111 0.7% 41 0.5%
Porsche Taycan 9 10.2% 109 0.7% 80 0.9%
Opel Mokka 107 0.7% 42 0.5%
Volvo C40 1 1.1% 89 0.6%
Citroen C4 84 0.5% 38 0.4%
Ford Mustang 2 2.3% 84 0.5% 33 0.4%
Mazda MX 71 0.5% 98 1.1%
Mercedes-Benz EQS 68 0.4%
Audi E-Tron GT 63 0.4% 33 0.4%
Nissan Ariya 60 0.4%
Kia Soul 60 0.4% 81 0.9%
Mercedes-Benz EQC 45 0.3% 21 0.2%
Mercedes-Benz EQE 1 1.1% 41 0.3%
Honda Honda E 36 0.2% 38 0.4%
Citroen Berlingo Pass 23 0.1%
BMW I3 21 0.1% 37 0.4%
Renault Megane 3 3.4% 18 0.1%
Peugeot Expert 16 0.1% 4
Citroen Space Tourer 16 0.1% 1
Fiat 500C 15 0.1%
Opel Vivaro Passenger Van 12 0.1% 3
DS 3 7 5 0.1%
BMW 7 Series 2 2.3% 6
Opel Zafira 5
Mercedes-Benz AMG 2
Opel Combo Pass 2
Ora Funky Cat 2 2.3% 2
Peugeot Rifter 2
Mercedes-Benz E Class 1
Mercedes-Benz EQV 1 1
Nissan Evalia 1
Tesla Model S 4
Tesla Model X 1
Porsche Other Porsche 1
Lexus UX 18 0.2%
Total 88 15,678 8,646

Source: SIMI Motorstats

*SIMI numbers reported may include a number of miscategorised registrations.