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Gerard O’Farrell, who is Group Director, Car Division, O.H.M Group, was elected President of the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI), at the organisation’s AGM held recently in (Killashee House Hotel,) Naas, Co. Kildare.

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Official statistics released today by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that the total new car registrations for the month of April were up 3.33% (8,102) when compared to April 2017 (7,841), while new cars registrations year to date remain down 4.68% (79,897) on the same period last year (83,823).   

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  • 2018 forecast of new car sales 120,000
  • New car registrations Q1 2018, totalled 71,805 -5.5% on Q1 2017
  • New car Market share Q1 2018 mix, Diesel 56.3%, Petrol 37.5% and Petrol Electric Hybrid 5.4%
  • Imported Used Car registrations Q1 2018, totalled 26,114 +9.44%  on Q1 2017
  • C02 emissions Q1 2018 increase +1.4%  
  • €754.7 Million Exchequer contribution from car sales Q1 2018 +0.2% on Q1 2017
  • Cost of Motoring: Average price of a new car down 1.9%, Petrol prices down -0.7%, Diesel prices -0.5% on March 2017, Insurance Costs in March 2018 -13.8% lower than March 2017. Average motor insurance costs in March 2018 +37% higher than March 2013.

The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) today issued the SIMI Quarterly Motor Industry Review Q1 2018.

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  • Minister Denis Naughten launches major electric vehicle promotional campaign with roadshows and new website to inform driver choice
  • #DrivingElectric campaign launched at SEAI Energy Show where over 5,000 attendees are expected
  • Ireland’s energy landscape is changing and SEAI Energy Show demonstrates scale of what is to come 

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Official statistics released today by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that the total new car registrations for the month of March were down 10.5% (17,796) when compared to March 2017 (19,890), while new cars registrations year to date remain 5.5% (71,842) down on the same period last year (75,982).   

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Alan Nolan Director General of SIMI commented "SIMI welcomes the release of Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) PCP Report. This is a very well researched and detailed piece of work  which we will want to take some time to read through carefully.  Many of our members would have contributed to this study, and the Report provides much needed consumer insight into what is an increasingly popular option in car financing.The Report confirms that PCPs have worked well for both consumers and the Motor Industry and that overall, consumers experience of PCPs tended to be very positive. The Amárach research, contained in the Report, very clearly underlines that consumers understand the product; they felt that the salesperson had gone through the terms in a satisfactory detail and thought that they had been afforded the opportunity to get as much information as they wanted.  Most thought that any gaps in their knowledge could be put down to their lack of interest rather than any slight of hand by the seller.  

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Official statistics released today by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that the total new car registrations for the month of February were steady, as registrations were very much in line  (17,081) when compared to February 2017 (17,089), while new cars registrations year to date remain -3.5% (54,143) down on the same period last year (56,092).   

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The SIMI (Society of the Irish Motor Industry) held its 65th Annual Dinner at the Clayton Hotel in Dublin last night where SIMI President Gavin Hydes welcomed over 700 senior Motor Industry figures and guests in attendance. The highlight of the event was the announcement of the SIMI Irish Motor Industry Awards in partnership with sponsor Bank of Ireland Finance. The awards, in this their eight year, were announced by presenter Oliver Callan. 

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The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) welcomes the recent announcement by Minister Ross of a grant scheme for Taxi/Limousine/Hackney (SPSV), aimed at increasing the uptake of new electric vehicles (EVs) in the Irish taxi fleet.

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The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) today issued the official 181 new vehicle registration figures for January along with their final SIMI/DoneDeal Quarterly Motor Industry Review of 2017.

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