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At the premium end of the market, BMW has the narrowest of leads with 3,959 registrations, ahead of Audi with 3,951.

New car sales were up 25 per cent in August compared to the same month last year, with 6,013 new registrations. This was ahead 18.2 per cent on August(...)

Motorists bought 390 new electric vehicles last month, bringing the total registered so far this year to 4,333. Photograph: iStock

Some 2,767 new cars were sold in the State in June, almost three times the number bought in the same month last year and twice the pre-Covid total, ne(...)

‘Home charging for many will be key, but for those living in apartments or with no off-street parking it is essential that the number of on-street fast chargers available is increased rapidly.’

The switch to electric vehicles can’t just be driven by carmakers. The infrastructure to support mass changeover has to be put in place too. While m(...)

Online car sales may be way forward but there is pent-up demand from customers waiting to make appointments to physically visit the showrooms. File photograph: Getty

Click, deliver, drive. That seems to be, surely, the future for car sales, doesn’t it? Not so long ago, it seemed that Irish car buyers were firmly in(...)

The number of electric vehicles registered in April jumped almost twelvefold to 596 compared to 50 in April 2020.

New car registrations rose sharply in April compared to the same month a year earlier. However, they were still down by nearly a quarter versus pre-Co(...)

Dealers highlight the large size of dealerships and the low average footfall. Photo: Gettyimages

Motor dealers are seeking to be part of the first wave of reopening when Covid lockdown restrictions are eased. Gillian Fanning, president of the So(...)

New car sales in February are up 5.3 per cent on the same month last year despite the Level 5 Covid lockdown restrictions

New car sales in February are up 5.3 per cent on the same month last year despite Level 5 Covid lockdown restrictions. Total new registrations came to(...)

The top selling car in 2020 in Ireland was the Toyota Corolla

New car sales fell by 25 per cent in 2020, down to recession era levels, as the industry struggled in a “very difficult” year. And given the deteriora(...)

According to SIMI, with the key New Year selling period only weeks away, Monday’s  re-opening of sales showrooms comes at an opportune time. Photo: Getty Images

New car sales in November were up 20 per cent on last year, despite the lockdown. Figures show sales of 914 new cars last month, compared to 761 for t(...)

While most dealers find potential buyers do their pre-purchase research online these days, the final act of showroom purchase and physical test drive remains a trait of the Irish car buying routine.

While the headline new car sales figures show a 25 per cent fall in so far this year to 86,870, a major contributor is the collapse of the hire-drive (...)

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