Electric or plug-in hybrid electric vehicles made up over a fifth of all new cars licensed in Ireland in the first six months of this year.
Figures from the CSO show that number has risen by 7 per cent.
The number of licenced diesel cars has fallen by nine per cent compared to 2021.
Overall, there’s been a decline in new car ownership with 24 per cent fewer cars licenced so far this year.
There’s also been a significant drop in used cars being licensed, with a 42 per cent decrease compared to 2021.