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These are Ireland's most popular used hybrids and electric cars

Highlights from the DoneDeal Motor Industry Review.

Image: Shutterstock/Jan Faukner

ACCORDING TO THE Motor Industry Review for January to the end of June 2018 there has been a 57.65 per cent increase in the number of electric vehicle (EV) adverts placed on since last year.

The first half of 2018 saw 481 EVs listed for sale on The average price of these listed EVs was €16,441 which is a 31.92 per cent increase on the average price for H1 of 2017.

Searches for electric vehicles have also increased with over 1 million searches taking place for EVs in the first six months of 2018, compared to 350,000 for the same time period last year. This is a rise of 217 per cent.

The most popular makes of EVs on from January to end of June 2018 were:

Source: DoneDeal

Nissan makes the Leaf, Renault makes the Twizy and Zoe, BMW makes the i3 and i8, Hyundai makes the Ioniq and Tesla makes the Model S and X. 

The interest in hybrid vehicles has also risen. When compared to H1 of 2017, there has been a 64.75 per cent increase in hybrid adverts placed on with 1,267 listed. The average price of these listed hybrid cars is €15,685 which is a 1.07 per cent increase on the average price for H1 of 2017. 

The most popular makes of hybrids on from January to end of June 2018 were:

Source: DoneDeal

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