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The number of electric and hybrid cars on the market in Ireland is surging

Highlights from the DoneDeal Motor Industry Review.

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ACCORDING TO THE DoneDeal.ie Motor Industry Review for January to the end of June 2018, interest in electric vehicles and hybrids has surged in a very clear and positive manner. 

Compared to H1 of 2017, there has been a 57.65 per cent increase of electric vehicle adverts placed on DoneDeal.ie, with 481 EVs listed. The average price of these listed EVs is €16,441 which is a 31.92 per cent increase on the average price for H1 of 2017.

The interest in hybrids has also risen. When compared to H1 of 2017, there has been a 64.75 per cent increase in hybrid adverts placed on DoneDeal.ie 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 majority (1,071) of hybrids listed were advertised in Leinster. 

Electric vehicle searches have also soared 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 second-hand EVs for sale by make were: 

Source: DoneDeal

The most popular second-hand hybrids for sale by make were:

Source: DoneDeal

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Melanie May  / https://www.melaniemay.com

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