New registrations proportionately on the rise again in August, with plug-in vehicle registrations accounting for 25.14% of all new car registrations in Ireland last month.

Excluding imports, so far this year (January – August) there’s been a total of:

  • 12,665 battery-only electric vehicles (BEVs) registered, compared to 7,049 in the same period last year, and;
  • 6,976 plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) registered, compared to 7,039 in the same period last year.

Summary

The top-3 registered new BEVs in August were:

  1. Volkswagen ID.4 526; not just the top registered BEV, the top registered new car.
  2. Volkswagen ID.3 111
  3. Skoda Enyaq 110

25.14% of new cars registered in August 2022 were plug-in, comprised of:

  • BEV 1,493 (18.30%)
  • PHEV 558 (6.84%)

20.64% of all new plug-in car registrations so far (January – August) this year were plug-in, categorised as:

  • BEV 12,665 (13.31%)
  • PHEV 6,976  (7.33%)

Separately, new and used imports accounted for the following plug-in car registrations so far this year (January – August):

  • BEV 266
  • PHEV 2,187

Complete breakdown of new BEVs registered:

Make Model Aug

2022

% sales

Aug 2022

2022 to Date

(Jan – Aug)

% sales

2022 to Date

(Jan – Aug)

2021

(Jan – Dec)

% sales

2021

Volkswagen ID.4 526 35.2% 2,384 18.8% 1,432 16.6%
Volkswagen ID.3 111 7.4% 861 6.8% 1,271 14.7%
Skoda Enyaq 110 7.4% 465 3.7% 236 2.7%
Kia EV6 57 3.8% 914 7.2% 37 0.4%
Hyundai Kona 55 3.7% 508 4.0% 339 3.9%
Peugeot 2008 51 3.4% 286 2.3% 230 2.7%
Tesla Model 3 48 3.2% 551 4.4% 858 9.9%
Volkswagen ID.5 43 2.9% 166 1.3%
MG ZS 43 2.9% 174 1.4% 238 2.8%
MG 5 40 2.7% 215 1.7% 132 1.5%
Nissan Leaf 40 2.7% 775 6.1% 736 8.5%
Audi E-Tron 36 2.4% 217 1.7% 154 1.8%
Nissan Ariya 34 2.3% 34 0.3%
BMW iX3 34 2.3% 146 1.2% 104 1.2%
Polestar Polestar 2 26 1.7% 59 0.5%
Mercedes-Benz EQB 23 1.5% 109 0.9%
Mini Mini Hatch 23 1.5% 144 1.1% 166 1.9%
Volvo XC40 23 1.5% 281 2.2% 31 0.4%
Fiat 500 22 1.5% 120 0.9%
Opel Mokka 22 1.5% 103 0.8% 42 0.5%
BMW iX 18 1.2% 166 1.3% 15 0.2%
Jaguar I-Pace 11 0.7% 90 0.7% 41 0.5%
Cupra Born 10 0.7% 51 0.4%
Peugeot 208 9 0.6% 238 1.9% 152 1.8%
Mercedes-Benz EQA 9 0.6% 174 1.4% 69 0.8%
Mercedes-Benz EQE 9 0.6% 18 0.1%
Audi Q4 Etron 9 0.6% 189 1.5% 170 2.0%
Mercedes-Benz EQS 8 0.5% 53 0.4%
Kia Niro 8 0.5% 428 3.4% 836 9.7%
BMW 4 Series* 5 0.3% 182 1.4%
Volvo C40 4 0.3% 74 0.6%
Fiat 500C 3 0.2% 14 0.1%
Ford Mustang 3 0.2% 74 0.6% 33 0.4%
Opel Corsa 2 0.1% 115 0.9% 108 1.2%
Mercedes-Benz EQC 2 0.1% 38 0.3% 21 0.2%
Peugeot Expert 2 0.1% 18 0.1% 4
Kia Soul 2 0.1% 60 0.5% 81 0.9%
DS 3 1 0.1% 7 0.1% 5 0.1%
Mercedes-Benz AMG 1 0.1% 1
Citroen Berlingo Pass 1 0.1% 21 0.2%
Citroen C4 1 0.1% 84 0.7% 38 0.4%
Audi E-Tron GT 1 0.1% 62 0.5% 33 0.4%
BMW I3 1 0.1% 19 0.2% 37 0.4%
Hyundai Ioniq 5 1 0.1% 1,146 9.0% 78 0.9%
Peugeot Rifter 1 0.1% 1 0.0%
Porsche Taycan 1 0.1% 84 0.7% 80 0.9%
BMW X4* 1 0.1% 43 0.3%
Opel Zafira 1 0.1% 4 0.0%
Renault Zoe 1 0.1% 293 2.3% 467 5.4%
Toyota BZ4X 3
Opel Combo Pass 2
Mercedes-Benz E Class 1
Mercedes-Benz EQV 1
Nissan Evalia 1
Honda Honda E 34 0.3% 38 0.4%
Hyundai Ioniq 120 0.9% 206 2.4%
Tesla Model S 4
Tesla Model X* 1
Tesla Model Y 176 1.4%
Mazda MX 56 0.4% 98 1.1%
Porsche Other Porsche 1
Citroen Space Tourer 12 0.1% 1
Lexus UX 18 0.2%
Opel Vivaro Passenger Van 2 3
Total 1,493 12,665 8,646

Source: SIMI Motorstats

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