Electric car sales double in February despite 12% decline in new car registrations

The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI), today released the official 221 new vehicle registration figures for February. New car registrations for February were down 12.2% (12,031) when compared to February 2021 (13,698). Registrations year to date are down 4.6% (37,058) on the same period last year (38,838). Light Commercials vehicles (LCV) are down […]

August New Car Registrations Up 25%; Budgetary measures need to build on momentum of lower emitting vehicles

6,013 new cars registrations for August compared to 4,808 in August 2020 (+25.1%) and 5,088 in August 2019 (+18.2%). 96,309 new cars registered year to date compared to 78,864 for the same period in 2020 (22.1%) and 110,527 in 2019 (-12.9%). The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) today released their official new vehicle […]

Motor Industry Low Risk High Value For Re-Opening

New car registrations for February were up 6.93% (13,834) when compared to February 2020 (12,937). Registrations year to date are down 10.6% (38,986) on the same period last year (43,587). Light Commercials vehicles (LCV) are up 53.05% (3,315) compared to February last year (2,166) and year to date are up 6.73% (8,339). HGV (Heavy Goods […]

Budget implications for the Motor Industry

Budget 2021, announced this afternoon by Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe, and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Michael McGrath contains a number of measures specific to motoring: With the full implementation of the new emissions testing system, WLTP, from January next a new structure of rates and bands for VRT and motor tax. This […]

Another month of declining new car sales: Motor Industry calls on Government for no tax increases on new cars

Official statistics released today by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that the total new car registrations for the month of August are down 13.3% (5,131) when compared with August 2018 (5,921). New car registrations year to date are down 7.9% (110,572) on the same period last year (120,003). New Light Commercial […]

New Vehicle Registrations Up for May but Market Down Overall

Official statistics released by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that total new car registrations for the month of May are up 4.7% (6,341) when compared with May 2018 (6,055). New car registrations year to date are down 7.6% (79,343) on the same period last year (85,868).  New Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) registrations are […]

March New Car Registrations and Government Revenues Down

Official statistics released today by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that total new car registrations for the month of March are down 5.6% (16,738) when compared with March 2018 (17,726). New car registrations year to date are down 10.7% (64,098) on the same period last year (71,760). The new Commercial Vehicle sector shows […]

November New Car Registrations See Another Month Of Decline

Official statistics released today by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that the total new car registrations for the month of November were down 5.72% (643) when compared to November 2017 (682).Registrations year to date are down 4.4% (125,415) on the same period last year (131,173). New Light Commercial Vehicle registrations (LCV) have slightly […]

Motor Industry Calls for Budget to avoid further destabilising Car Market

Official statistics released today by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that the total new car registrations for the month of September were down 17.9% (3,201) when compared to September 2017 (3,897). Registrations year to date are down 4.2% (123,099) on the same period last year (128,548). New Light Commercial Vehicle registrations (LCV) were […]

Motor Industry Needs To Focus On Recruiting Skilled People – SIMI President

Gerard O’Farrell, who is Group Director, Car Division, O.H.M Group, was elected President of the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI), at the organisation’s AGM held in (Killashee House Hotel,) Naas, Co. Kildare. Speaking at SIMI’s AGM Gerard O’Farrell commented on the challenges and opportunities facing the Industry. “The Motor Industry is very conscious […]

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