Plug-in vehicles accounted for 20.43% of all new cars registered in Ireland this month. Excluding imports, so far this year (January – May) there’s been a total of:

  • 8,261 battery-only electric vehicles (BEVs) registered, compared to 3,940 in the same period last year, and;
  • 4,889 plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) registered, compared to 3,888 in the same period last year.

Summary

The top-3 registered new BEVs in May were:

  1. Volkswagen ID.3 127
  2. Volkswagen ID.4 115
  3. Nissan Leaf 47

20.43% of new cars registered in May 2022 were plug-in, broken down into:

  • BEV 744 (14.03%)
  • PHEV 339 (6.40%)

20.85% of all new plug-in car registrations so far (January – May) this year were plug-in, categorised as:

  • BEV 8,261 (13.10%)
  • PHEV 4,889 (7.75%)

Separately, new and used imports accounted for the following plug-in cars registered so far this year (January – May):

  • BEV 122
  • PHEV 1,330

Complete breakdown of new BEVs registered:

Make Model May

2022

% sales

May 2022

2022 to Date

(Jan – May)

% sales

2022 to Date

(Jan – May)

2021

(Jan – Dec)

% sales

2021

Volkswagen ID.3 127 17.1% 327 4.0% 1,271 14.7%
Volkswagen ID.4 115 15.5% 1,132 13.7% 1,432 16.6%
Nissan Leaf 47 6.3% 660 8.0% 736 8.5%
BMW 4 Series 41 5.5% 139 1.7%
BMW iX3 41 5.5% 86 1.0% 104 1.2%
Opel Corsa 35 4.7% 98 1.2% 108 1.2%
Hyundai Ioniq 33 4.4% 86 1.0% 206 2.4%
Skoda Enyaq 26 3.5% 174 2.1% 236 2.7%
Kia EV6 22 3.0% 740 9.0% 37 0.4%
BMW X4 21 2.8% 31 0.4%
Citroen C4 20 2.7% 65 0.8% 38 0.4%
Peugeot 208 19 2.6% 159 1.9% 152 1.8%
Hyundai Kona 19 2.6% 397 4.8% 339 3.9%
BMW iX 17 2.3% 116 1.4% 15 0.2%
Volkswagen ID.5 16 2.2% 18 0.2%
Audi Q4 Etron 14 1.9% 150 1.8% 170 2.0%
Volvo XC40 13 1.7% 122 1.5% 31 0.4%
Jaguar I-Pace 11 1.5% 55 0.7% 41 0.5%
Kia Niro 11 1.5% 418 5.1% 836 9.7%
Audi E-Tron 10 1.3% 137 1.7% 154 1.8%
MG 5 8 1.1% 98 1.2% 132 1.5%
Mercedes-Benz EQB 7 0.9% 40 0.5%
Mini Mini Hatch 7 0.9% 110 1.3% 166 1.9%
Audi E-Tron Gt 6 0.8% 56 0.7% 33 0.4%
Mercedes-Benz EQA 6 0.8% 137 1.7% 69 0.8%
Mercedes-Benz EQC 6 0.8% 31 0.4% 21 0.2%
Citroen Berlingo Pass 5 0.7% 15 0.2%
MG ZS 5 0.7% 42 0.5% 238 2.8%
Fiat 500 4 0.5% 55 0.7%
Opel Mokka 4 0.5% 35 0.4% 42 0.5%
Porsche Taycan 4 0.5% 75 0.9% 80 0.9%
Cupra Born 3 0.4% 19 0.2%
Mercedes-Benz EQS 3 0.4% 20 0.2%
Honda Honda E 3 0.4% 17 0.2% 38 0.4%
Peugeot 2008 2 0.3% 198 2.4% 230 2.7%
Mercedes-Benz EQE 2 0.3% 4 0.0%
BMW I3 2 0.3% 17 0.2% 37 0.4%
Hyundai Ioniq 5 2 0.3% 1,127 13.6% 78 0.9%
Tesla Model Y* 2 0.3% 175 2.1%
Opel Zafira 2 0.3% 3 0.0%
Peugeot Expert 1 0.1% 13 0.2% 4 0.0%
Tesla Model 3 1 0.1% 500 6.1% 858 9.9%
Polestar Polestar 2 1 0.1% 1 0.0%
DS 3 5 0.1% 5 0.1%
Fiat 500C 3 0.0%
Opel Combo Pass 1 0.0%
Mercedes-Benz E Class 1 0.0%
Mercedes-Benz EQV 1 0.0%
Nissan Evalia 1 0.0%
Tesla Model S 4 0.0%
Tesla Model X 1 0.0%
Ford Mustang 50 0.6% 33 0.4%
Mazda MX 54 0.7% 98 1.1%
Porsche Other Porsche 1 0.0%
Kia Soul 56 0.7% 81 0.9%
Citroen Space Tourer 6 0.1% 1 0.0%
Lexus UX 18 0.2%
Opel Vivaro Passenger Van 2 0.0% 3 0.0%
Renault Zoe 185 2.2% 467 5.4%
Total 744 8,261 8,646

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