Hyundai Ioniq Electric surpasses Nissan Leaf in Ireland

The PEV passenger car market in Ireland is up 26% this year, having registered 750 units, increasing the total stock of passenger plug-ins to 2.492 units.

The Hyundai Ioniq Electric (219 registrations, 16 in August) has surpassed the previous leader Nissan Leaf (211 units, 6 last month), being the first model since 2012 to seriously challenge the leadership of the Japanese hatchback, winner of all Best Seller awards since 2011.

In Third Place is the BMW 330e (91 units), currently the best-selling PHEV in Ireland.

A reference to Tesla performance in August, having registered 17 units, or as much registrations as it had until that time.

In the LCV (N1) market, there were 21 registrations this year, with the Nissan e-NV200 being responsible for 20 of them, with the market back at levels not seen since 2012.