Munster is driving growth in self-charging hybrid cars

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November 16, 2018
According to the latest year on year comparison, self-charging hybrid cars have seen significant growth across the country in 2018* with a 76% increase in Munster compared to the same time-period in 2017.
 
Led by sales of Toyota models, Cork saw 68% growth in self-charging hybrid* with the Toyota CH-R has been the bestselling model in Cork in 2018 across in the electric or hybrid market
 
Toyota announced earlier this year that, in line with its Built for a Better World brand promise, it is ceasing production of diesel passenger cars this year to focus on more environmentally sustainable vehicles, led by self-charging hybrid.  
 
Commenting on the figures Rob Cogan of Cogans Toyota in Carrigaline
 
“There is huge interest in hybrid for 2019. We have customers from Skibbereen  to Carrigaline to  enquiring about hybrid.  People who might have had 7 or 8 diesel cars over the years and this year they are coming to us asking about hybrid.  
 
Consumers are remarkably well informed about benefits of hybrid. Fuel economy is always a priority but increasingly customers are conscious of doing their bit for the environment and lowering CO2 and NOX pollution.”
 
 
* Numbers from The Society of the Irish Motoring Industry (SIMI), data from 3rd July 2018. 
 
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For further information, please contact:
Margaret Murphy 
 
mmurphy@cogans.ie 
 
021 4852500