According to Eurostat figures, less than 0.2% of registered cars were either electric or hybrid electric in Ireland in 2017, and there were about two million electric or hybrid cars in the EU in 2017, or 0.8% of the total, up from 0.2 million in 2013
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According to Eurostat figures, less than 0.2 per cent of registered cars were either electric or hybrid electric in Ireland in 2017.

The figures show that there were about two million electric or hybrid cars in the EU in 2017, or 0.8 per cent of the total, up from 0.2 million in 2013. Sweden (2.4 per cent) had the largest share.

In 2017 there were 262 million cars registered in the European Union (EU) member states. About two million (0.8 per cent) of these were classified as either electric cars or hybrid electric cars that can be driven in combination with a petrol or diesel engine.

There has been a steady increase in the number of electric and hybrid electric cars registered across the EU in recent years. In particular, the number of hybrid electric-petrol cars in 2017 (1.5 million) was almost seven times the number recorded in 2013 (0.2 million).

Among the EU member states for which figures are available, there were five countries with more than one per cent of their registered cars either electric or hybrid electric: Sweden (2.4 per cent), Poland (1.9 per cent), United Kingdom (1.5 per cent), France (1.4 per cent) and Belgium (1.2 per cent).

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According to Eurostat figures, less than 0.2 per cent of registered cars were either electric or hybrid electric in Ireland in 2017. The figures show that there were about two million electric or hybrid cars in the EU in 2017, or 0.8 per cent of the total, up from...