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Motoring Press Releases

SIMI through its Press Office keeps the public informed about the views and activities of the Irish Motor Industry by maintaining close contact with all sectors of the media. 

motorstatsSIMI issues a monthly press release which contains the official new vehicle registration statistics recorded in the Republic of Ireland. These stats are available to view on our used car website  https://stats.beepbeep.ie/  . The website provides statistical information on both new cars and commercial vehicles registered by county, brand and a variety of other categories. 


If you have any media enquiries, please contact: Teresa Noone PR & Marketing Manager at tnoone@simi.ie or call 087/7928844. or 01/6761690

Motor Industry Diary

 

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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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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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Official statistics released today by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that the total new car registrations for the year 2017 finished, as anticipated at 131,356, -10% down on 2016 (146,649). 

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