The total number of taxed vehicles recorded on Irish roads at the end of 2016 was
This was an an increase of 54,664 vehicles (2.13%) on 2015 .
The split of vehicle numbers in 2016 was :
- 2,026,977 private cars,
- 342,259 goods vehicles,
- 79,871 agricultural tractors
- 38,023 motorcycles
The number of cars in Ireland has more than doubled since 1995 – having increased from 990,384 to 2,026,997.
The most popular engine size in Irish cars was 1.3 to 1.4l – with 285 thousand cars with this engine size. In second place was engine sizes 1.5 to 1.6l (172,000) The next most popular engine size was 1.9 to 2.0 l (108,000)
Just under half of all cars ( 1,000,488 ) in Ireland are taxed based on their Co2 emissions rating.
There are 84.56% of vehicles based in the ‘A’ and ‘B’ CO2 bands less than 141 g/km
A total of 181,293 new vehicles were taxed in 2016 – this was an increase of 27,443 (17.83%) on 2015.
78% of private cars in Ireland are 4 years old and over while 66.9% are 6 years old and over.
Details of current Car Tax Rates in Ireland here