The licensing figures also show that Volkswagen (902) was the most popular make of new private car licensed.

The number of new private cars licensed increased year on year last month for the first time since the Covid-19 crisis, the latest figures from the Ce(...)

Dealers say there has been a noticeable pick up in used car sales  since showrooms reopened on May 18th. Photograph: iStock

New car sales fell 14.05 per cent in July, the first month of the new 202 registrations. It means sales are down just under 30 per cent for the year t(...)

Toyota remains the best-selling car brand in the Republic. Photograph: iStock

New car sales tumbled 63 per cent in March compared to the same month last year as the spread of Covid-19 prompted the motor industry to close showroo(...)

Some motoring life must continue,  as people still need to work, and those working in vital services and industries still need to be able to get about. Photograph: iStock

The motoring world seems suddenly microscopic compared to the vast scale of the Covid-19 crisis. Still, some motoring life must continue, both here in(...)

The Irish Car Carbon Reduction Alliance has been formed to address the current consumer confusion around car engine choices and electric vehicle targets for Ireland. Photograph: iStock

Irish car dealers have formed a new alliance to address the current consumer confusion around car engine choices and electric vehicle targets for Irel(...)

The biggest growth is in hybrids, with regular hybrids up 60.5% to 5,498 and plug-in hybrids up 67% to 789. Photograph: Chris Helgren/Reuters

New car sales fell 7.7 per cent in February, with registrations for 2020 down 4.94 per cent on the same two-month period last year. A fall in used ca(...)

There are about 1,200 charging points in Ireland at present. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Motorists are at a crossroads, faced with the greatest upheaval since Karl Benz offered an alternative to the horse. Looking for some clear directio(...)

Toyota’s new Corolla, which is only sold as a hybrid, is  the best-selling car for new 201 registrations

A surge in sales of new petrol-electric hybrids in January has seen their registrations almost double compared to the same time last year. Figures f(...)

The Toyota Corolla was Ireland’s top-selling new car in 2019. Photograph: Denis Balibouse/Reuters

New car registrations fell by 6.8 per cent to 117,100 last year, as the number of used imports on Irish roads reached a new high for the second year i(...)

The first 60mg/km of NOx emissions from new cars is to be charged at a rate of €5 per mg. Photograph: Andreas Rentz/Getty

A new tax based on a vehicle’s nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions will be applied to new car purchases and used imports from January 1st, replacing the cu(...)

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