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  • Irish web search for electric cars is the fifth highest in Europe

    Electric vehicle websearch is one of the highest in Europe New research is showing that interest in electric cars is very high at the moment here in Ireland with searches far outpacing most other European countries, ahead of Sweden and the UK. Even though there is a certain amount of curiosity about electric vehicles here, we are far behind most...

  • Volkswagen’s profits rose in 2019 despite decline in car sales

    Vollswagen Group Ireland Sales Rise in 2019 Volkswagen Ireland profits rose last year by 13%, despite wider industry downturn in new car sales. Volkswagen Group Ireland is the country’s biggest car company and saw profits in 2019 of nearly €10.3 million, an increase of 13.2 per cent. Volkswagen Ireland sells passenger cars, light commercial vehicles as well...

  • Most popular cars in October 2020

    The MyVehicle.ie Nationwide Market Overview report for October 2020. Once again, the Hyundai Tucson was the number one best selling car sold by Independent dealers in Ireland, with the Nissan Qashqai coming in a close second. The top-ten used cars sold by Franchise dealers for the month of December revealed the number one spot, also to be the Hyundai Tucson....

  • Motor industry calling for reduction in VRT

    VRT is far too high in Ireland according to motor industry bosses Members of the Irish Motor industry are appealing VRT reduction as car sales take a plunge. The call has gone out to reduce VRT as New car registrations for August were down 4.2% (4,875) compared to the same month last year 2019 (5,088). The total...

  • Traffic volume increases up to 16% as schools reopen

    Traffic volume on Irish roads increases as schools reopen According to Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII), traffic volumes have hugely increased compared to the past six months. Although, we are now seeing increased traffic on the roads, the volumes are still lower than this time last year. We have seen traffic rise significantly in the past week due...

  • Irish road traffic almost back to pre-covid levels

    According to the CSO (Central Statistics Office), the volume of cars on Irish roads is almost back to the levels before the lockdown and the volume of trucks is actually even greater than the volume on the roads last year. The CSO also revealed that journeys by bus and rail were 57% lower than March until August 8...

  • Northern Ireland seen record car sales during July

    Northern Ireland car sales surge during July Pent-up demand after an unprecedented lockdown has made July, 2020 the best sales period since 2007. The coronavirus lockdown is seen as the main reason behind a surge in sales of new cars in Northern Ireland. A total of 4,398 new cars were registered in July, which was a 17 per cent increase...

  • Northern Ireland new car sales down by 40% but slowly recovering

    Northern Ireland new car sales down Car sales in Northern Ireland were down by nearly 40% on last year, but there is some recovery according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). As we all know, car dealerships were closed for the entirety of April and May and only reopened on 8 June. Just under 3,300 cars were...

  • European car sales set to crash by a record 25% this year

    UK car production plunges 95% in the most shocking May since 1946 Just 5,314 new vehicles rolled off UK production lines with factories still closed or running at reduced capacity due to the pandemic. According to motor industry representatives, new car sales are headed for a record 25% crash this year. The fallout from this ‘pandemic’ has been almost catastrophic...

  • New car registrations down but Hybrid sales increasing

    Decrease in new car registrations in Ireland but hybrid-electric sales continue to increase. Hybrids are becoming more popular with Irish buyers and are up 70 per cent on last year to 5,674this is despite the new car market being down overall. The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has released figures showing the Irish new car market down by 6.9% to 33,928...