Toyota has closed out the year as Ireland’s most popular car brand.
With 12.44 per cent share of the passenger car market and four of its models in the top ten best-sellers. Toyota sold an impressive 13,053 passenger cars, which represents more than a 30.26 per cent year-on-year increase. 92 per cent of Toyota’s sales were for its lower emission self-charging hybrid electric vehicles.
In 2021, electrified vehicle options saw significant annualised growth, with battery electrics (BEVs ) enjoying a 115% increase and petrol plug-in electric hybrids (PHEVs ) increasing by 210 percent. Both BEVs and PHEVs have typically lower volumes in comparison with that of self charging hybrids (HEVs ).
In 2021, HEVs increased by 63 percent from an already strong position built up over the last five years. In actual sales terms, HEVs were by far the most popular electrified vehicles with 16 percent overall market share, followed by BEVs at 8% and PHEVs at seven percent.
With significantly more low emission vehicles on Irish roads than any other car brand, Toyota sees hybrid technology as a key cornerstone in the move towards more sustainable motoring.
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