Slight increase in Limerick new car sales this year as EV sales drop

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NEW car registrations in Limerick are slightly up on this time last year, new figures from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) have shown.

2,493 new cars were registered in the county so far this year, compared to 2,486 in the same period last year.

Electric vehicle (EV) registrations, however, have fallen by over 33 per cent, with 258 registered since January. That compares to 376 sold during the same period in 2023.

Brian Cooke, SIMI director general said that the fall in EV sales “continues to highlight the need for government to support the EV transition, with ways to incentivise the market for both private and company car buyers,” but that “retailers remain optimistic as we enter the 242-registration plate sales period.”