Electrified vehicles see sharp rise in sales under new tax scheme

Irish Times | Feb 23, 2021 at 6:45 AM
  • Figures on car sales from the start of this year indicate a significant shift under way towards the purchase of electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids and self-charging hybrids.
  • The trend is evident from new passenger cars registered in January classified on the basis of their emissions – the first month under a new vehicle registration tax (VRT) regime announced in the budget.
  • Sales of vehicles in the lowest-emitting band known as AO, which includes EVs with zero tailpipe emissions; and A1, which includes plug-in hybrids, have grown significantly, while sales of vehicles in the middle and highest-emitting bands decreased.