Almost 50,000 new cars were registered in Ireland in the first quarter of this year – up almost 4%.
And the surge in people signing up to buy electric vehicles shows no signs of stopping.
Indeed car sales in March were up 40% on the same month last year.
This is despite the act that many garages report significant supply delays from manufacturers.
Electric car sales now make up 12.5% of the new car market this year, up from just 5.9 per cent this time last year.
Petrol engines remain the most popular choice with 27% of the market, while diesel sales continue to drop, now just 26 per cent of new registrations.
Regular hybrids now account for 25.4%, while a further 8% of the market are plug-in hybrids (PHEVs).
Amid rising used car prices, more motorists seem prepared to pay the higher post-Brexit costs of importing vehicles from the UK. Used imports totalled 49,928 in the first three months, up 3.95 per cent on this time last year.