Early car sales soar but fears grow over planned cuts in EV support later this year

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Car registrations are flying for the archetypal 3 weeks of the twelvemonth (up astir 13pc).

hile galore of those would person been pre-booked, the summation reflects keen demand.

However, determination is immoderate uncertainty further down the enactment aft the Government precocious revealed plans to trim the level of support
for electrical vehicles from this July.

Will determination beryllium a huffy dash to bargain earlier then? Will determination beryllium cars to conscionable demand? As you know, immoderate distributors suffered acute shortages past year.

Responding to the announcement, Society of the Irish Motor Industry manager wide Brian Cooke said a new infrastructure program is invited but it shouldn’t beryllium astatine the disbursal of different supports.

“The continuation of the SEAI assistance astatine existent levels is captious if we privation to unafraid maximum proviso and optimise request successful the Irish EV
market. An aboriginal simplification risks stalling income astatine a cardinal clip successful the maturation of this market,” said Mr Cooke.

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