Car Statistics Ireland

Car Statistics Ireland

The total number of taxed vehicles recorded on Irish roads at the end of 2016 was
2,624,958.
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