08 March 2022
Go to release: Vehicles licensed for the first time February 2022
The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has today (08 March 2022) published Vehicle Licensing figures for February 2022. These figures are based on the National Vehicle and Driver File compiled by the Department of Transport.
Today’s publication shows that the number of new cars licensed for the first time in February 2022 was 13,643 compared with 11,672 in February 2021, a rise of 17%.
Commenting on the data, Nele van der Wielen, said: “Today’s figures from the CSO show the continued growth in the number of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles licensed in Ireland. The number of new electric cars licensed has almost trebled from 1,309 in the first two months of 2021 to 3,642 over the same two months in 2022. At the same time the number of new diesel cars is decreasing. For the first two months of 2022, 7,209 new cars licensed were diesel cars compared with 10,306 in the same period in 2021.”
Further commenting on the results, Nele van der Wielen, said: “The number of used cars licensed in January and February 2022 was almost half (49%) of those licensed in the same period in 2021.”
A vehicle is registered when the vehicle registration tax due on the vehicle is paid to the Revenue Commissioners. Revenue then issue a registration number for the vehicle.
A vehicle is licensed when the annual car tax due on the vehicle is paid for the first time.
Dr Nele vanderWielen (+353) 21 453 5379 or Noreen Dorgan (+353) 21 453 5260
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