Ireland’s cumulative new vehicle registrations in April 2021 stood at 11,960 units, up by 360.2pc from 2,599 units in April 2020, according to data released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO).
The country’s private car registrations in April declined by 12pc to 8,214 units from 1,338 units registered during the same month in the previous year.
Volkswagen (1,142 units) was the most popular choice for new private cars in April, followed by Toyota (741 units), Hyundai (686 units), Skoda (685 units), and Ford (622 units). These brands together represent 47.2pc of all new private car registrations in April 2021.
Goods vehicle registrations in April stood at 2,536 units, up by 243.6pc as compared to 738 units registered in the same month in the preceding year, while registrations of new other vehicles grew by 131.4pc to 1,210 units from 523 units registered in the same month a year before.
The country witnessed growth in the new vehicle registrations in April 2021 as the countries in Europe were under lockdown in the same month in the prior year which affected vehicle sales.
Ireland’s private car sales in the first four months of the year (Jan-April, 2021) stood at 47,506 units, up by 4.4pc as compared with the same period last year.
Of which, electric and hybrid cars continue to grow in popularity in the period. New electric and hybrid car sales in the Jan-April period rose by 79.pc to 15,247 units from 8,519 units sold in the same period in 2020.