Used car prices begin to stabilise as EV market continues to shift

  HIGHLIGHTS: Era of pandemic-induced inflation begins to subside Car site DoneDeal’s latest car price index shows that the average quarterly rate of used car inflation slowed to 2.2%. While the annual rate of inflation slowed to 9% in Q4, down from 10.5% in Q3, the lowest since 2019. In-depth analysis of ad view trends on […]

85% of EV Drivers Experience Cheaper Running Costs Since Switching to Electric

DoneDeal, Ireland’s largest car website, has found that 85% of electric car drivers in Ireland have noted that running costs are cheaper than their previous traditional petrol/diesel cars. (Source: Survey of 937 car buyers in November 2023). 62% of Irish electric vehicle drivers plan to buy another EV as their next car purchase. Of those surveyed that […]

Demand for Premium Electric Vehicles up 268%

Key Highlights The latest insights from car website DoneDeal found demand for premium nearly new electric vehicles, that is 1-4 year old models worth over €30,000, increased 268% year on year in January 2023 (Source: DoneDeal proprietary Ad View Data). DoneDeal’s motor insights show increasing demand for brand new EVs (demand is up 32% year on year). However, due to issues […]

70% of Irish car buyers are considering an electric vehicle as their next car

DoneDeal, Ireland’s largest car website, in association with the SEAI found that 70% of Irish consumers are considering an electric vehicle as their next car purchase. (Source: Survey of 1,000 car buyers in November & December 2022). For the first time ever,  2022 was the first year when an electric vehicle, the Volkswagen ID.4, was the […]

For the First Time Ever, Ireland’s Most in Demand New Car is Electric

For the first time in Irish motor history, an electric vehicle (EV) is the most in demand new car across all fuel types. DoneDeal looked at all new car (2022) ad view data on site for the period from January – August 2022 and found that, for the first time, new car buyers on DoneDeal rank an […]

Motor Industry Takes More Conservative View Of 2017

162 New car registrations for first 20 days of July +11% (21,525), Light Commercials +25% (2,657) and Heavy Commercial Vehicles +30% (304) New car registrations in first 6 months 2016 (101,335) up 23% on 2015 Strongest Growth in Car Sales Q2 2016: Roscommon 37.9%, Leitrim lowest 14.5% €978.4 Million Exchequer contribution from car sales Q2 of […]

Car Sales Up 33% In January 2016

• New car sales total in 2015 (124,945) up 30 % on 2014 • €1.19 Billion Exchequer contribution in 2015 from car sales • Employment currently 43,400 2016 forecast new jobs to increase by 3% • Petrol prices down -8.2 %, Diesel prices down -11.4%, Insurance Costs up +30.7 % • January 2016 car sales […]