Car Numbers and Engine Size

There is a continuing trend in the purchase of new cars. However, from 2021 to 2022 there is a reduction in the trend towards the purchase of cars with mid-range and larger engine sizes. There is also an overall increasing yearly trend in the purchase of electric and hybrid cars. In the first seven months of 2022, 21% of all new cars licensed for the first time were electric or plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) compared with 14% in the same period in 2021.

Source: Central Statistics Office:

Vehicle Licensing Statistics - Annual Series

Vehicles Licensed for the first time 2022

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