Irish EV Registrations – May 2023

Irish EV Registrations – May 2023

Plug-in vehicles accounted for 31.7% of all new cars registered in May, proportionately up on last month as the inevitable pre-232 licence plate decline in sales sets in, comprised of:

  • 1,718 (22.8%) BEVs, and;
  • 670 (8.9%) PHEVs.

Additional registrations from used imports in May accounted for a further:

  • 192 BEVs, and;
  • 395 PHEVs.

The top-3 registered new BEVs in May were:

  1. Volkswagen ID.4
  2. Tesla Model Y
  3. Toyota BZ4X

Presented below is a complete breakdown of new BEVs registered in May, and registrations for the prior year:

Make Model May

2023

% sales

May 2023

2023

(Jan – May)

% sales

2023

(Jan – May)

2022

(Jan – Dec)

% sales

2022

(Jan – Dec)

Volkswagen ID.4 243 14.1% 1,955 15.2% 2,983 23.2%
Tesla Model Y 165 9.6% 875 6.8% 274 2.1%
Toyota BZ4X 99 5.8% 430 3.3% 140 1.1%
Skoda Enyaq 83 4.8% 736 5.7% 620 4.8%
Renault Megane 83 4.8% 345 2.7% 18 0.1%
Volvo XC40 82 4.8% 265 2.1% 389 3.0%
Volkswagen ID.3 76 4.4% 536 4.2% 924 7.2%
BYD ATTO 3 73 4.2% 94 0.7%
Tesla Model 3 67 3.9% 259 2.0% 1,044 8.1%
Audi Q4 e-tron 61 3.6% 412 3.2% 202 1.6%
Kia Niro 58 3.4% 476 3.7% 657 5.1%
BMW I4 55 3.2% 389 3.0% 235 1.8%
MG ZS 54 3.1% 112 0.9% 189 1.5%
Kia EV6 51 3.0% 595 4.6% 955 7.4%
MG MG4 50 2.9% 213 1.7%
Mini Mini Hatch 43 2.5% 207 1.6% 226 1.8%
Peugeot 2008 33 1.9% 168 1.3% 321 2.5%
Hyundai Ioniq 6 30 1.7% 152 1.2%
Cupra Born 28 1.6% 318 2.5% 126 1.0%
Opel Corsa 23 1.3% 43 0.3% 115 0.9%
Volvo C40 21 1.2% 117 0.9% 89 0.7%
BMW iX1 21 1.2% 94 0.7%
Polestar Polestar 2 20 1.2% 200 1.6% 123 1.0%
Fiat 500 19 1.1% 62 0.5% 134 1.0%
Nissan Leaf 19 1.1% 358 2.8% 877 6.8%
MG MG5 16 0.9% 75 0.6% 219 1.7%
Citroen C4 15 0.9% 41 0.3% 84 0.7%
Volkswagen ID.5 10 0.6% 207 1.6% 233 1.8%
Hyundai Kona 10 0.6% 498 3.9% 683 5.3%
Citroen Berlingo Pass 8 0.5% 13 0.1% 23 0.2%
Audi E-Tron GT 8 0.5% 76 0.6% 63 0.5%
Mercedes-Benz EQB 8 0.5% 74 0.6% 135 1.0%
Audi Q8 e-tron 8 0.5% 25 0.2%
Peugeot 208 5 0.3% 152 1.2% 245 1.9%
Nissan Ariya 5 0.3% 92 0.7% 60 0.5%
Mercedes-Benz EQA 5 0.3% 54 0.4% 196 1.5%
Mercedes-Benz EQE 5 0.3% 120 0.9% 41 0.3%
Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV 5 0.3% 8 0.1%
Jaguar I-Pace 5 0.3% 46 0.4% 111 0.9%
BMW iX 5 0.3% 102 0.8% 209 1.6%
BMW iX3 5 0.3% 176 1.4% 207 1.6%
Subaru Solterra 5 0.3% 21 0.2%
Renault Zoe 5 0.3% 76 0.6% 311 2.4%
Mercedes-Benz EQS 4 0.2% 46 0.4% 68 0.5%
Porsche Taycan 4 0.2% 117 0.9% 109 0.8%
BMW 7 Series 2 0.1% 19 0.1% 6
Opel Combo Pass 2 0.1% 4 2
DS DS3 2 0.1% 9 0.1% 7
Ora Funky Cat 2 0.1% 23 0.2% 2
Honda Honda E 2 0.1% 12 0.1% 36 0.3%
Hyundai Ioniq 5 2 0.1% 999 7.8% 1,165 9.1%
Opel Mokka 2 0.1% 179 1.4% 107 0.8%
Volkswagen Up 2 0.1% 39 0.3%
Audi E-Tron 1 0.1% 31 0.2% 244 1.9%
Ford Mach-E 1 0.1% 54 0.4% 84 0.7%
Peugeot Rifter 1 0.1% 4 2
Citroen Space Tourer 1 0.1% 15 0.1% 16 0.1%
Fiat 500C 15 0.1%
Mercedes-Benz AMG 3 2
Mercedes-Benz E Class 1
Mercedes-Benz EQC 11 0.1% 45 0.3%
Mercedes-Benz EQV 1 1
Peugeot Expert 2 16 0.1%
BMW I3 21 0.2%
Hyundai Ioniq 120 0.9%
Maxus MIFA 6
Mazda MX 19 0.1% 71 0.6%
Kia Soul 60 0.5%
Opel Vivaro Passenger Van 12 0.1%
Opel Zafira 7 0.1% 5
Total 1,718 12,867 15,678

Source: SIMI Motorstats

*SIMI numbers reported may include a number of miscategorised registrations.

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