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Self-charging hybrid ownership has increased by an impressive 43% across Galway with Toyota Hybrid share now at 74% in Galway.


Self-Charging Hybrid Car Ownership Sees Significant Growth in Rural Ireland as well as Cities

New self-charging hybrid ownership has increased by an impressive 43% in Galway compared to the same timeframe last year with Toyota Hybrid market share now at 74% in Galway, according to the latest SIMI figures as of August 31st, 2021. Toyota, the dominant brand in the hybrid space and overall market leader in passenger vehicle sales in general, was responsible for 71% of the entire self-charging category sales.

Toyota has been at the forefront of the move towards electrification having invested in hybrid technology more than twenty years ago. Today that investment showcases Toyota’s foresight in knowing what customers want. Now Toyota is Ireland’s best-selling car brand where 92% of its car sales are self-charging hybrids. Since the launch of the first hybrid Toyota has made significant technological advancements to the point where their latest self-charging hybrid cars now drive in zero-emissions mode 62% of the time on average*, and up to 80% in urban areas.**


Commenting on the hybrid growth story, Tony Burke, Dealer Principal , Tony Burke Motors said, “It comes as no surprise to see Galway customers fully embracing hybrid, experiencing first hand how much they can save in fuel against a conventional car, without the range anxiety of needing to plug-in. Toyota self-charging hybrid cars emit up to 90% less NOx emissions than a competing diesel car meaning cleaner air for everyone. With two exciting new models coming in December the Yaris Cross hybrid and RAV4 Plug-in hybrid with an electric range of up to 90kms, Toyota hope to further strengthen their position as Ireland’s most electrified car brand.”

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* UCD Report,,444538,en.html

** Toyota Motor Italy, Rome Study on Yaris self-charging hybrids, July & October 2020