Another strong month for plug-in vehicle registrations in Ireland, accounting for 23.78% of all new cars registered. Excluding imports, so far this year (January – April) a total of:

  • 7,524 battery-only electric vehicles (BEVs) registered, compared to 3,406 in the same period last year, and;
  • 4,555 plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) registered, compared to 3,378 in the same period last year.

Summary
The top-3 registered new BEVs in April were:

  1. Volkswagen ID.4 279
  2. Kia EV6 121
  3. Hyundai Kona 102

23.78% of new car registrations in April 2022 were plug-in, broken down into:

  • BEV 1,286 (16.31%)
  • PHEV 589 (7.47%)

20.9% of all new plug-in car registrations so far (January – April) this year were plug-in, categorised as:

  • BEV 7,524 (13.02%)
  • PHEV 4,555 (7.88%)

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

  • BEV 95
  • PHEV 1,032

Complete breakdown of new BEVs registrated:

Make Model April

2022

% sales

April 2022

2022 to Date

(Jan – Apr)

% sales

2022 to Date

(Jan – Apr)

2021

(Jan – Dec)

% sales

2021

Volkswagen ID.4 279 21.7% 1,019 13.5% 1,432 16.6%
Kia EV6 121 9.4% 718 9.5% 37 0.4%
Hyundai Kona 102 7.9% 378 5.0% 339 3.9%
Volkswagen ID.3 65 5.1% 200 2.7% 1,271 14.7%
Nissan Leaf 64 5.0% 613 8.1% 736 8.5%
BMW 4 Series 60 4.7% 98 1.3%
Kia Niro 58 4.5% 407 5.4% 836 9.7%
Hyundai Ioniq 5 53 4.1% 1,125 15.0% 78 0.9%
Hyundai Ioniq 44 3.4% 53 0.7% 206 2.4%
Renault Zoe 44 3.4% 185 2.5% 467 5.4%
Skoda Enyaq 36 2.8% 148 2.0% 236 2.7%
Peugeot 208 30 2.3% 141 1.9% 152 1.8%
Audi E-Tron 28 2.2% 127 1.7% 154 1.8%
BMW iX 25 1.9% 99 1.3% 15 0.2%
MG 5 24 1.9% 90 1.2% 132 1.5%
BMW iX3 22 1.7% 45 0.6% 104 1.2%
Citroen C4 21 1.6% 46 0.6% 38 0.4%
Mercedes-Benz EQA 21 1.6% 133 1.8% 69 0.8%
Mini Mini Hatch 20 1.6% 103 1.4% 166 1.9%
Jaguar I-Pace 17 1.3% 44 0.6% 41 0.5%
Audi Q4 Etron 16 1.2% 137 1.8% 170 2.0%
Volvo XC40 16 1.2% 109 1.4% 31 0.4%
Ford Mustang 14 1.1% 46 0.6% 33 0.4%
Mercedes-Benz EQB 11 0.9% 33 0.4%
BMW X4 10 0.8% 10 0.1%
Fiat 500 9 0.7% 51 0.7%
MG ZS 9 0.7% 37 0.5% 238 2.8%
Tesla Model 3 9 0.7% 499 6.6% 858 9.9%
Citroen Berlingo Pass 6 0.5% 10 0.1%
Opel Corsa 6 0.5% 63 0.8% 108 1.2%
Audi E-Tron Gt 6 0.5% 50 0.7% 33 0.4%
Peugeot 2008 5 0.4% 197 2.6% 230 2.7%
Mercedes-Benz EQS 5 0.4% 18 0.2%
Porsche Taycan 5 0.4% 71 0.9% 80 0.9%
Cupra Born 4 0.3% 16 0.2%
Tesla Model Y* 4 0.3% 173 2.3%
Honda Honda E 3 0.2% 14 0.2% 38 0.4%
Mazda MX 3 0.2% 54 0.7% 98 1.1%
Mercedes-Benz EQC 2 0.2% 25 0.3% 21 0.2%
Volkswagen ID.5 2 0.2% 2 0.0%
Kia Soul 2 0.2% 56 0.7% 81 0.9%
Opel Combo Pass 1 0.1% 1 0.0%
Mercedes-Benz E Class 1 0.1% 1 0.0%
Peugeot Expert 1 0.1% 12 0.2% 4 0.0%
Opel Mokka 1 0.1% 35 0.5% 42 0.5%
Opel Zafira 1 0.1% 1 0.0%
Tesla Model X 1 0.0%
Fiat 500C 3 0.0%
Ds DS3 5 0.1% 5 0.1%
Mercedes-Benz EQV 1 0.0%
Nissan Evalia 1 0.0%
BMW I3 15 0.2% 37 0.4%
Tesla Model S 4 0.0%
Porsche Other Porsche 1 0.0%
Citroen Space Tourer 6 0.1% 1 0.0%
Lexus UX 18 0.2%
Opel Vivaro Passenger Van 2 0.0% 3 0.0%
Total 1,286 7,524 8,646

Source: SIMI Motorstats

*SIMI numbers reported as Model X in 2022 are actually Model Y; Model X currently unavailable outside USA.