A total of 1,801 new vehicles were registered for Tipperary so far this year.
Across County Tipperary sales for the January to June period are up 3. 57% on the same period last year.
Nationally new car registrations for June were down 22% (2,154) when compared to June 2021 (2,762). Registrations year to date are up 2.1% (65,176) on the same period last year (63,853) and are 19.3% behind (80,758) that of pre-Covid levels. Sales of Light Commercials vehicles are down 36% compared to June last year and year to date are down 23.3% (13,062). HGV registrations are up 8.82% (111) in comparison to June 2021 (102). Year to date HGV’s are down 11.0% (1,359).
Used car imports for June (4,346) have seen a decrease of 22.8% on June 2021. Year to date imports are down 32.6% on 2021.
For the month of June 187 new electric vehicles were registered compared to 390 in June 2021. So far this year 8,444 new electric cars have been registered in comparison to 4,330 on the same period 2021. Electric Vehicle, Plug-in Hybrids and Hybrids continue to increase their market share, with a combined market share now of 42.49%. Petrol continues to remain dominant with 28.22%, Diesel accounts for 26.87%, Hybrid 22.50%, Electric 12.96% and Plug-in Electric Hybrid 7.03%.
Feedback from retailers is that July will be very busy, and consumers are advised to shop around for the best deals on new and used cars. The Society of the Irish Motor Industry is calling on the Government to incentivise electric vehicles by extending current supports and to refrain from any further taxation increases.