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Here's how many e-cars are on Irish roads

The vehicles got more popular in 2014.

Image: Shutterstock/andrea lehmkuhl

THERE WERE AT least 1,756 electricity-powered cars registered in Ireland last year.

The figure includes all electric, hybrid and plug-in electric cars. Hybrid cars are by far the most popular option here.

Dublin accounted for most of the cars with 120 electric cars, 817 hybrid vehicles and 28 plug-in hybrids registered in the capital.

In 2013, 1,207 of these type of cars were registered in Ireland.

Finance Minister Michael Noonan shared the figures in the Dáil recently.

Here’s a county-by-county breakdown of how many electricity-powered cars were registered, as of the end of November 2014:

Cork                136

Clare                  23

Cavan                 7

Carlow               9

Dublin            965

Donegal            40

Galway              85

Kildare              66

Kilkenny           14

Kerry                 21

Limerick           50

Longford           6

Louth                23

Leitrim              6

Laois                 14

Meath               56

Monaghan       10

Mayo                 17

Offaly                16

Roscommon    12

Sligo                   13

Tipperary         17

Waterford        24

Westmeath      28

Wicklow         62

Wexford           36

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