The Irish plugin market is in good health, last month plugin sales reached 522 units, doubling last year result, with the monthly share reaching 11% (6% BEV), pulling the 2020 PEV share to 6.5% (3.8% BEV), well above the 4% score of 2019, although much of this growth has been at the expense of plugin hybrids, that have been growing twice as fast as pure electrics, with PHEVs now having 42% of the plugin market.
The 2020 Best Seller title has the Nissan Leaf resisting the pace of the Tesla Model 3, while in the last place of the podium, the Kia Niro PHEV has surpassed its Hyundai Kona EV cousin, thanks to 60 registrations.
Another Kia on the rise is the Soul EV, that joined the table in #8, now making 3 Kia's in the Top 10...Not bad, eh?
Regarding the last report, back in April, the main differences regard the thundering arrival of the Ford Kuga PHEV, replicating a phenomenon that has been happening across Europe, while the Renault Zoe jumped 6 spots regarding April, a significant improvement that rewards Renault's efforts to actively sell its EV in Europe.
Outside this Top 10, a reference for yet another Kia, with the Ceed PHEV scoring 30 deliveries last month, so we could see soon a 4th Kia model in the table, while the Peugeot 208 EV registered 15 units, benefiting from PSA's production ramp up.