THE variety of new automobiles marketed in Kerry has elevated marginally when compared with very last year, but sales continue being very well powering pre-Covid amounts according to the newest figures from the Culture of the Irish Motor Marketplace (SIMI).
he SIMI figures clearly show that, so far this year, 1,392 new cars and trucks have been bought in Kerry. That signifies an maximize of 3.65 for each cent on the 1,343 new autos marketed involving January and Could in 2021.
Nationally, new-car or truck registrations for May well had been down 10.3 per cent in contrast to Could 2021. Registrations for the calendar year to date are up 3.2 for each cent but are nevertheless 20.5 behind pre-COVID stages.
“New motor vehicle registrations go on to continue being complicated, with a slowdown in the course of the month of May possibly, reflecting the intercontinental provide chain issues,” reported SIMI Director Normal Brian Cooke.
“New vehicle registrations 12 months to date are above 20 per cent powering pre-COVID concentrations, whilst product sales of industrial automobiles, each light-weight and significant merchandise autos (HGVs), also continue being subdued.
“Despite the decrease in May perhaps, new motor vehicle registrations, the sale of electrical cars continues to improve, with EV product sales for the 1st 5 months of the 12 months around double that of the very same time period very last year,” mentioned Mr Cooke.