Thursday, August 22, 2019

Ireland July 2019

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Nissan Leaf recovers leadership in hot market

The Irish PEV market is known for its love for the Nissan Leaf, a seven times (2011/12/14/15/16/17/18) winner of the Best Seller trophy, but in 2019 the Nissan hatchback has some real competition, with the Hyundai Kona EV leading the pack since the year started, with the Japanese EV only recovering the leadership last month, thanks to the massive arrival of the 62 kWh version. 

This is happening against the backdrop of a hot market, with sales jumping 89% last month, leading to a PEV share of 4% (3.6% in 2019), more than doubling the 2018 result.

If the top 2 models are in a race of their own, the Kia Niro PHEV, the current Best Selling PHEV, is in the 3rd spot, having beaten its own personal record last month, with 139 units. 

And...That's it for good news regarding PHEVs. 

The rest is a testimony to the current BEV takeover, the Renault Zoe and VW e-Golf were up one position each,  to #4 and #6, respectively, with both scoring record results, 94 units for the French model, and 36 for the German nameplate.

The Audi e-Tron was up to #18, thanks to a best ever 13 registrations, while Kia has not one, but two(!) new nameplates joining the Top 20, with the Niro EV shooting for #12, thanks to a record 51 deliveries, while the brand new Soul EV started its career in #19, also with a record performance (21 units). So, 3 Kia models scored record performances in July, not bad, eh?

Looking at the manufacturers ranking, Hyundai (27%) is leading, ahead of Nissan, now with 25% share, while the rising Kia (12%) is the new Third placed, comfortably ahead of Renault and BMW, both with 6% share.


  1. Why is the Tesla Model 3 not listed?
    Is it not on sale yet?

    1. Too be clear, orders have been open for several months now, but deliveries have been delayed... Tesla underestimated RHD market demand.

  2. Great News for Ireland, but much more is needed. We were in Ireland a month ago and were appalled by the number of diesels on the road. It seemed like virtually 90% of cars were diesels, even our own rental car. (They didn't give us a choice).

    Ireland has such cute picturesque towns, but the stink of diesel everywhere ruins it all. We were sitting outside at a cozy restaurant and in front of us was a constant line of diesel Taxis slowly parading down the street, ruining our meal.

    A small island like Ireland should be ideal for electric cars. Bring it on!

    When will Model 3 finally be delivered in Ireland?

    1. I guess in the next couple of months.

    2. I'd say 4%, even *before* the arrival of Model 3, is not too shabby compared to most of the rest of the world... At this pace, they might even be touching on the magical 10% barrier in a year or two.

    3. Since the early years i had big hopes fore this market, mild climate, an Island, progressive people…

      It seems they are now fulfilling those expectations.