Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Questions (133)

Richard Bruton

Question:

133. Deputy Richard Bruton asked the Taoiseach the number of new and of imported electric cars, plug-in hybrids and recharging hybrids licensed during the year to date; and the percentage of total new and total imported cars, respectively, accounted for by these categories. [37750/20]

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Written answers (Question to Taoiseach)

The information requested by the Deputy, showing the breakdown by fuel type of new and used (imported) cars licensed between January and October 2020, is set out in the following table. Electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid cars represented 19.7% of new cars licensed between January and October 2020, and 10.4% of used (imported) cars.

Cars licensed January - October 2020

Diesel

Petrol

Electric

Hybrid

Plug-in hybrid

Other

Total

New

Number

35,067

30,612

3,744

10,054

2,332

0

81,809

% of total

42.9

37.4

4.6

12.3

2.9

0.0

100.0

Used (Imported)

Number

40,408

14,899

345

  3,364

2,711

4

61,731

% of total

65.5

24.1

0.6

5.4

4.4

0.0

100.0