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Commercial vehicle sales down year to date

New commercial vehicle registrations in Ireland are down year to date for the first nine months of 2020, according to official statistics.

The latest figures from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) shows that new light commercials vehicles (LCV) registrations from January to September are down 18.6 per cent (18,930 units) when compared with the same period in 2019 (23,245).

While the majority of new LCVs sold in Ireland during the first nine months of this year were from Ford (4,571), it was the Peugeot Partner Van that topped sales for the period (1,333). The French van was also the top seller here between January and September last year (1,374).

Diesel powered LCVs continue to lead sales, with 18,452 sold in Ireland for the first nine months of the year, this is however down 19.41 per cent (22,896) year to date.

Fully electric LCV registration have increased 38.41 per cent on this time last year, with 418 sold in Ireland so far this year.

Figures from SIMI also tell us that heavy goods vehicle (HGV) registrations are year to date down 23.6 per cent (1,795).

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