2 October 2020

VW's ID.3 is best selling car in September

The top selling car in Ireland in September was the Volkswagen ID.3 electric car, writes Brian Byrne. There were 283 units registered of the car, Volkswagen's first dedicated production electric model.

The ID.3 achieved 4.19pc of the September market of the 5,685 passenger cars sold in the month. In all, 664 electric cars were sold, bring the year to date total to 3,618 or a fifth more than in the same period in 2019. Electric cars now represent 4.3pc of the 2020 sales, against 43pc for diesel, 37pc for petrol, 12pc for hybrid, and 2.7pc for plug-in hybrid.

The September market was up by 66pc compared to September 2019, but the overall year to date is down 26pc.