This document is meant to bring useful information for anyone looking into buying a new BEV in Ireland (as of January 2019). It doesn’t include PHEVs. And neither does it include earlier models so if you are looking for a used model (see our 181 table here), be aware that older versions of these models may have lower battery and charging specifications.

The data in the chart is made of manufacturer official information. Non-official information have the (est) tag, some adjustments have been made compared to last year to make this as fair/realistic as possible.

Range :

  • NEDC is the old European driving cycle. It will be used till September 2019 and still be found in manufacturer’s documents.
  • WLTP is the  newest European driving cycle. It is used since September 2017 (but not yet broadly used) and is tougher than NEDC.
  • Real life is what you can actually do with these cars, in normal traffic conditions. Of course this could vary depending on your driving style, pace or weather conditions.

Consumption is indicated in kwh per 100 km. This data, combined with the battery size, gives you the range of the vehicle.

Battery size : What you can read about battery size varies depending on manufacturers. Some indicate the total battery capacity, some the usable capacity. Typically around 10% or the total capacity of the battery isn’t used, in order to extend battery life.

I haven’t included upcoming cars such as the Model 3 or the Kia E-Niro, Mercedes-Benz EQC as we don’t have any official confirmation of when and how much these will be sold for here. Note that in this table the Audi E-Tron is as per today (November 2018) available in Pre-Order, with a set price. The other models of the table are available in showrooms.

Please reach out to me at (with your source) if you believe there is incorrect/incomplete information, or if you have useful additional data to complete it. Thanks!

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Audi E-Tron : With a € 101.750 price tag, it is quite more expensive than the Jaguar I-Pace. Available for Pre-order now.

2019 Audi E-Tron 55 Quattro

BMW i3 : For 2019 it now comes with a bigger battery pack, 120Ah instead of 94Ah, that means 42 kWh instead of 33 kWh. It is slightly cheaper too!

2019 BMW i3 120Ah

Hyundai Ioniq : No update for this year. It has now the smallest battery pack around ! But remains the most efficient EV too.

Hyundai Kona : Available in a single version, only with the bigger battery.

2019 Hyundai Kona Electric

Jaguar I-Pace : Recently launched, no updates yet.

Nissan Leaf :  The range starts now at €28,690 (SV) since the base XE disappeared, all the way to €32,600 for the SVE (prices of the 3 other trims haven’t changed).

Renault Zoé : The 40kwh battery now equips the whole range. You now have the possibility to purchase a more powerful 110hp version.

2019 Renault Zoe ZE40

Volkswagen E-Golf : No update to the model, but Volkswagen expects to sell 400 units in 2019 (compared to less than 100 in 2018) so expect some marketing push soon.

Tesla Model S and X : No update this year, awaiting for the anticipated Model 3.