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# simi - Thursday 2 January, 2020

117,000 new cars registered in Ireland in 2019 and just 3% were electric

The government is expected to soon publish draft legislation banning the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030.

# simi - Thursday 15 August, 2019

Ireland's electric vehicle future is facing a chicken-and-egg problem

Registrations of EVs have increased the last six months but charge points are playing catch up.

# simi - Friday 1 February, 2019

Brexit blamed for drop in new car sales 191

Brexit blamed for drop in new car sales

More than 32,000 new cars were registered in January, a 12.6% reduction on the same period last year.

# simi - Friday 4 May, 2018

New car sales were up slightly in April

The highlights from the SIMI/DoneDeal Motor Industry Report for April 2018.

# simi - Thursday 26 April, 2018

The car market is 'shrouded in uncertainty' as imports outpace new registrations

Second-hand cars from the UK are hurting domestic sales, according to a new report.

# simi - Monday 5 February, 2018

New car prices dropped by 2 per cent in 2017

And the cost of motor insurance did too.

# simi - Monday 8 January, 2018

New car registrations were down by more than 10 per cent in 2017

Used imports surged by 30 per cent.

# simi - Friday 2 June, 2017

New car registrations down for the month of May across all sectors

Here are the official statistics for the month of May from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry.

# simi - Monday 10 April, 2017

Used car imports are booming as new sales drop

There has been a downward shift in new car sales this year in comparison to 2016.

# simi - Monday 6 March, 2017

More Irish people are buying used cars in the UK

New car registrations are down 21 per cent compared to February last year.

# simi - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

The cost of buying a car has gone down, but fewer new ones were sold last month

The cost of fuel and insurance have increased, however.

# simi - Monday 9 January, 2017

And Ireland's bestselling car brand is...

SIMI figures show that 2016 was the highest year for new car registrations since 2008.

# simi - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

2016 was the biggest year for new cars since the recession, but which maker sold the most?

Last year saw more new cars sold than any year since 2008.

# simi - Monday 7 November, 2016

Are Brexit worries stopping people buying new cars?

Maybe… but total new car registrations year-to-date are up on the same period last year.

# simi - Monday 25 July, 2016

Bouncing back: The SIMI/DoneDeal review of Ireland's motor industry

It’s been another good year for the motor industry, but what can we expect in 2017?

# simi - Friday 22 April, 2016

This week's motoring news: The price of new cars is dropping in Ireland

Here’s all the car-related news you need to know this week – including a major headache for Toyota.

# simi - Monday 1 February, 2016

Almost 40,000 new cars were sold in January

That’s an increase of 10,000 on the same month last year.

# simi - Thursday 23 July, 2015

Drive an old car? It's about to become harder to get insured

Allianz Insurance and Aviva Insurance will no longer be insuring cars that are 15 and 14 years old respectively.

# simi - Monday 2 February, 2015

# simi - Thursday 18 December, 2014

# simi - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Car buyers will pay €1 billion in tax this year to get their vehicles on the road

New registrations have been up nearly 30% in 2014 so far.

# simi - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Got a car? You were left alone in this Budget, for a change

There will be no extra motoring or fuel taxes after years of hikes.

# simi - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

Which county has seen the biggest increase in new car registrations this year?

The industry is picking up, but employment remains some level off the boomtime peak.

# simi - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

The 142 reg plate is so far twice as popular as the 132 last year

SIMI said initial sales have far exceeded expectations.

# simi - Friday 2 May, 2014

New car sales up 28 per cent as market continues to speed ahead

Almost 58,000 new cars have been sold so far this year.

# simi - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

This could be the best year for car sales since 2008

That’s according to figures out today which show almost 50,000 have been sold so far this year.

# simi - Monday 3 February, 2014

Good sign for 2014? Car sales zoom ahead by 33 per cent

SIMI says that the upsurge in car sales has brought a sense of optimism to dealerships.

# simi - Thursday 9 January, 2014

A boost from the '132' plate, but overall drop of 6.4 per cent in new cars licensed in 2013

The new bi-annual registration system helped create an increase in sales mid year, but overall 5,000 fewer new cars were licensed.

# simi - Friday 1 November, 2013

New number plates haven't helped motor industry

The Society of the Irish Motor Industry says that while the new number plates contributed to a small rise in sales, it has been a difficult year.

# simi - Monday 2 September, 2013

New '132' reg system drives huge increase in August car sales

There was a 20 per cent increase in new car sales in August compared to the same month last year. However, looking at the year as a whole, sales are down 8 per cent.

# simi - Friday 19 July, 2013

Here's how the 132 number plate did in its first 13 days

What’s the most popular car brand – and what was the first car to have a 132 plate? We have all the details.

# simi - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

1,927 new cars sold on 1 July compared to just 1 on the same day last year 132

1,927 new cars sold on 1 July compared to just 1 on the same day last year

The number of new cars bought on the first of the month also exceeded the number of cars bought on 1 January.

# simi - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

Further fall in car sales as industry pins hopes on '132' numberplate

The number of new cars sold in May was down 22.5 per cent on the same month last year, SIMI figures show.

# simi - Wednesday 3 April, 2013

Car sales down 14 per cent in first quarter

A total of 11,682 private cars were sold for the first time in March – down from 13,051 the same time last year.

# simi - Thursday 7 March, 2013

12 per cent fall in new car sales in February

A total of 9,671 private cars were sold for the first time in February – down from nearly 11,000 the same time last year.

# simi - Friday 1 March, 2013

New car sales down 8 per cent in February

The top selling car make was Volkswagen, followed by Ford and Toyota and black was the most popular car colour.

# simi - Friday 25 January, 2013

VIDEO: Motoring industry explains reasons for new number plates Number Plates This post contains videos

VIDEO: Motoring industry explains reasons for new number plates

SIMI’s video argues that changing the plates will have a broader positive effect than merely helping car sales.

# simi - Thursday 3 January, 2013

Motoring industry reports 11.5pc drop in new cars sold in 2012

The Society of the Irish Motoring Industry says 79,498 cars were sold in 2012 – down from almost 90,000 the year before.

# simi - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

September car sales down 10pc on last year

Figures from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry portray a struggling industry, with sales down in seven of nine months.

# simi - Friday 24 August, 2012

Poll: Should the number 13 be taken off car licence plates next year? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the number 13 be taken off car licence plates next year?

The Government is considering taking the number 13 from the start of number plates because people consider it unlucky. Good idea? Bad idea?

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