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Almost 1,400 New Car Registrations In Wicklow This Year.

There was a 16% decrease nationally in March 2024

The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) today released their official 241 new vehicle registrations statistics for March.

New car registrations for March were down 16% (14,936) when compared to March 2023 (17,685). Registrations year to date are up 8.0% (62,807) on the same period last year (58,151).  

Light Commercial vehicles (LCVs) increased by 31.7% (4,410) compared to March last year (3,348). Year to date LCVs are up 34.1% (15,356). HGV (Heavy Goods Vehicle) registrations are up 28.2% (350) in comparison to March 2023 (273). Year to date HGVs are up 15.0% (1,110).

Imported Used Cars have seen an 11.0% (5,216) rise in March 2024, when compared to March 2023 (4,698). Year to date imports are up 24.2% (15,487) on 2023 (12,473).

In March 2,009 new electric cars were registered, which was 41.1% lower than the 3,412 registrations in March 2023. So far this year 7,971 new electric cars have been registered which is a 14.3% decrease compared to the same period in 2023 when 9,297 electric cars were registered.

In the new car market share by engine type for 2024, Petrol cars lead the new car market at 33.37%. followed by Diesel at 23.05%, then Hybrid (Petrol Electric) at 21.33%, Electric at 12.69%, and Plug-in Electric Hybrid at 7.92%. 

New Car Registrations by County 2024 
 (January- March)

County

2024 Units

2023 Units

% Change

2024 % Share

2023 % Share

Carlow

669

657

1.83

1.07

1.13

Cavan

704

648

8.64

1.12

1.11

Clare

1323

1237

6.95

2.11

2.13

Cork

7239

6891

5.05

11.53

11.85

Donegal

1438

1252

14.86

2.29

2.15

Dublin

26290

24044

9.34

41.86

41.35

Galway

2479

2431

1.97

3.95

4.18

Kerry

1379

1218

13.22

2.2

2.09

Kildare

2822

2461

14.67

4.49

4.23

Kilkenny

1137

1037

9.64

1.81

1.78

Laois

790

689

14.66

1.26

1.18

Leitrim

267

212

25.94

0.43

0.36

Limerick

2059

1933

6.52

3.28

3.32

Longford

318

263

20.91

0.51

0.45

Louth

1446

1306

10.72

2.3

2.25

Mayo

1090

1004

8.57

1.74

1.73

Meath

2075

1985

4.53

3.3

3.41

Monaghan

523

464

12.72

0.83

0.8

Offaly

711

632

12.5

1.13

1.09

Roscommon

618

587

5.28

0.98

1.01

Sligo

635

543

16.94

1.01

0.93

Tipperary

1583

1558

1.6

2.52

2.68

Waterford

1389

1466

-5.25

2.21

2.52

Westmeath

907

822

10.34

1.44

1.41

Wexford

1526

1486

2.69

2.43

2.56

Wicklow

1390

1325

4.91

2.21

2.28

 

New Electric Car Registrations by County 2024 
 (January-March)

County

2024 Units

2023 Units

% Change

2024 % Share

2023 % Share

Carlow

66

87

-24.14

0.83

0.94

Cavan

38

75

-49.33

0.48

0.81

Clare

113

179

-36.87

1.42

1.93

Cork

803

989

-18.81

10.07

10.64

Donegal

110

130

-15.38

1.38

1.4

Dublin

3901

4225

-7.67

48.94

45.44

Galway

253

371

-31.81

3.17

3.99

Kerry

110

144

-23.61

1.38

1.55

Kildare

458

497

-7.85

5.75

5.35

Kilkenny

114

119

-4.2

1.43

1.28

Laois

95

95

0

1.19

1.02

Leitrim

22

28

-21.43

0.28

0.3

Limerick

182

244

-25.41

2.28

2.62

Longford

27

28

-3.57

0.34

0.3

Louth

174

183

-4.92

2.18

1.97

Mayo

77

110

-30

0.97

1.18

Meath

332

423

-21.51

4.17

4.55

Monaghan

37

37

0

0.46

0.4

Offaly

44

68

-35.29

0.55

0.73

Roscommon

46

60

-23.33

0.58

0.65

Sligo

59

75

-21.33

0.74

0.81

Tipperary

101

191

-47.12

1.27

2.05

Waterford

196

190

3.16

2.46

2.04

Westmeath

89

130

-31.54

1.12

1.4

Wexford

224

245

-8.57

2.81

2.64

Wicklow

300

374

-19.79

3.76

4.02

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