Electrical car gross sales surge in Eire: statistics

DUBLIN — The share of electrical autos (EVs) in complete new automobile gross sales in Eire has greater than doubled within the first 11 months of this yr, the nation’s Central Statistics Workplace (CSO) mentioned on Wednesday.

Within the January-November interval of this yr, a complete of 16,001 new EVs have been offered in Eire, accounting for 15.83 p.c of all the brand new automobiles offered within the nation, in comparison with 7.5 p.c in the identical interval of final yr, the CSO mentioned in a press assertion.

Of all the brand new EVs offered within the first 11 months of this yr, 8,414 have been battery electrical autos (BEVs) or electric-only autos and seven,587 plug-in hybrid electrical autos (PHEVs).

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The share of BEVs in complete new automobile gross sales additionally elevated from 4.6 p.c within the first 11 months of 2020 to eight.three p.c in 2021, the CSO mentioned.

A complete of 101,021 new automobiles have been offered in Eire within the first 11 months of this yr, up 21.three p.c year-on-year, in keeping with the CSO.

In a just lately launched local weather motion plan, the Irish authorities mentioned that it goals to extend the variety of EVs within the nation to 945,000 by 2030 as a part of its efforts to cut back greenhouse fuel emissions.

Presently, there are 45,000 EVs in Eire, in keeping with the local weather motion plan.

The Irish authorities gives a variety of help to incentivize the acquisition of EVs.

These embody a most grant of 5,000 euros (5,670 U.S. {dollars}) for the acquisition of a brand new BEV priced under 60,000 euros and a subsidy of as much as 600 euros for putting in a house charger unit for each new and used BEVs or PHEVs.

BEV customers in Eire additionally get pleasure from a 50 p.c low cost on bridge and highway tolls within the nation.

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