Car Sales in county Tipperary for July show an increase of 203 units compared to July 2022.
A total of 2,539 cars were purchased in the county last month according to the latest data from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry(SIMI).
Sales of electric vehicles in the county have also increased with 301 new EVs sold in July 2023.
The trends are repeated nationally with new car registrations for the month of July up 24% when compared to July 2022 with 27,148 new cars purchased last month.
Registrations year to date are up 20.1% (104,641) on the same period last year (87,115). Strong sales are also reported for Commercial vehicles – in the month of July LCV sales are up 42.5% while HGV sales are up by 35.3%.
4,409 used cars were imported in July 2023 up almost 5% on July 2022.
THE SIMI says the sales of EV is increasing but is mainly driven by consumers who qualify for grants – SIMI says supports in form of Benefit in Kind (BIK) reliefs need to be provide in the Budget to encourage EV sales in the business market.
For the month of July 4,161 new electric vehicles were registered compared to 2,729 in July 2022 Petrol cars retain the largest share at 32.29%, Diesel accounts for 22.06%, Hybrid 18.04%, Electric 17.64%, and Plug-in Electric Hybrid 7.67%.
A surge in battery electric vehicles, Plug-in Hybrids and Hybrids now see their combined market share (year to date) at 43.35%.