6 October 2023

~1 minutes read

35% increase in new electric car sales in Galway so far this year

Share story:
35% increase in new electric car sales in Galway so far this year

There has been a 35 percent increase in the number of new electric car sales in Galway so far this year.

Almost 800 have been registered in the city and county between January and September.

That’s an increase of over 200 on the same time in 2022.

Nationally, there has been a bigger jump in new electric car registrations.

Since the start of the year, more than 21,000 have been registered, a 50 percent rise on the 14,500 on the same period last year.

However, that trend has been bucked in the past month, with new electric vehicle registrations dropping by 10 percent in September.

The Society of the Irish Motor Industry says its crucial the Government maintain EV incentives at their current level in the upcoming budget.

It says the September drop could be because the demand curve is moving away from the early-adopter stage.

That means any new EV buyers will be more price conscious, and therefore more in need of incentives to make the move to electric

Share story:

Ciarán Mullooly cautiously optimistic over outcome of Midlands North West count

Midlands North West candidate Ciarán Mullooly says he is cautiously optimistic regarding his position in the counts for the European elections. He is now...

City Councillor calls for ban on sharing images of road traffic accidents

A city councillor has labelled the practice of taking and sharing pictures of road traffic incidents as ‘grotesque’. Labour Councillor Níall ...

Dáil hears funding levels for Cancer Centre in Ballinsloe are 'shameful'

Roscommon/Galway TD Claire Kerrane has described the level of funding being provided to the Cancer Centre in Ballinasloe as ‘shameful’. East G...

€140,000 for flood works at Clonfert and Craughwell

Just under €140,000 in funding has been approved for Minor Flood Mitigation Works in Clonfert and Craughwell. Applications were submitted by Galway Coun...