Electric cars are now the most desirable new vehicle for the first time ever, says DoneDeal

According to a survey by DoneDeal, electric cars are now the most sought-after new vehicles on the market.

The Irish buying and selling website analyzed all new car ads on the site between January and August this year and found that car buyers value an electric car above all other car and fuel types.

While diesel cars have traditionally been the most desirable type of new vehicle, for the first time electric cars are at the top of new buyers’ wish lists.

“This historical observation cements the changing attitude of car buyers towards EVs (electric vehicles) and provides a remarkable signal as Ireland’s electric evolution races into 2023,” DoneDeal said in a statement.

“Automakers now offering longer-range EVs add further reason for optimism about the future of EVs in this country as long as the country’s charging infrastructure, inventory levels and energy prices keep up with appetite,” it said.

At the top of the list of the most desirable electric cars is the Volkswagen ID.4. The Hyundai IONIQ 5 and the Kia EV6 were also among the top 10 most popular new cars.

In the past month alone, demand for new electric cars saw a 30 percent year-on-year growth, while demand for new diesel cars fell by more than a quarter (26 percent) over the same period.

“Changed perceptions of EVs among Irish drivers and favorable government subsidies have resulted in 12,661 new electric cars on our roads since the beginning of 2022, an 80 per cent increase compared to January to August last year (SIMI)” said DoneDeal .

Although petrol and diesel powered cars still dominate the market, electric vehicles now account for 13.3 per cent of the market, according to the latest figures from the Society for the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI).

No doubt the combined impact of unprecedented increases in fuel costs due to the war in Ukraine and the proposed ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars “has prompted buyers to switch to electric cars,” the statement said.

https://www.independent.ie/life/motoring/electric-cars-are-now-the-most-sought-after-new-vehicle-for-the-first-time-ever-says-donedeal-41974535.html Electric cars are now the most desirable new vehicle for the first time ever, says DoneDeal

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