Analysis: there will be over 100 electric vehicles available in Ireland next year so here's a look at the various options

Your electric car options have been multiplying for 2022. There will be over 100 vehicles on the market, ranging from battery-electric vehicles (BEV) and plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles (PHEV) to hybrid-electric vehicles (HEV). We have visited the dealers and researched the various options so read on if you are looking to buy in 2022.

We have had some changes in government subsidies in the last year. All the prices quoted for battery electric cars include a government grant of €5,000 for any car costing less than €60,000. Vehicle registration tax (VRT) relief is additionally available on BEVs, but with limits kicking in at €40,000. A €600 grant is available towards the EV charger. VAT at 23 % is additionally part of the price of all new cars in Ireland. Unfortunately, the prices for the plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles have gone up, as they no longer will benefit from any government grant from 1st January 2022.

READ: 10 things to know about buying an electric car in 2022

There are a lot of supply chain problems in the car industry right now with significant delays for many car companies due to Covid, parts shortages, and logistics so your showroom may have significant delays in getting you your new car in 2022.

The following alphabetical list is a starting reference for electric cars on the market in early 2022. The vehicle type is shown as coupe (c), crossover (x), estate (e), hatchback (h), liftback (l), saloon (s), people carrier (P) or SUV (V).

Please note that there may be some errors or omissions, and that there will be variations due to delivery charges. New vehicle launches are fast and furious in the electric vehicle world so check with your dealer as to prices, models, range and variations.

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From RTÉ Radio 1's Brendan O'Connor Show, motoring journalist Geraldine Herbert on making the switch to electric.

Battery size is additionally provided for each vehicle. The presented value can be either the gross or available battery size. Gross battery size in kWh is likely more commonly presented here, but useable battery size in kWh is also presented in many cases. The useable battery size is less than the gross battery size. This is important as using less of the gross battery capacity extends the life of the battery. The car manufacturers can provide either or both numbers. For example, the first vehicle listed below, the Audi Q4 e-tron, has a gross battery size of 82 kWh while the available battery size is 76.6 kWh.

The standardized WLTP values are published in Ireland for range and mile per gallon (mpg), and so are used here, but we do note that there can be varying interpretations of the test values.

Battery electric vehicles

Each BEV comes with the following information: price, battery size, and range.

Audi

Q4 e-tron, (V) €47,800, 82 kWh, 433 km;

Q4 e-tron Sportback (V) €50,225, 82 kWh, 511 km;

Q4 e-tron 40 Advance (V), €55,100, 82 kWh, 511 km;

e-tron 55 Quattro (V) €82,080, 95 kWh, 436 km;

e-tron 55 Quattro S (V): €86,040, 95 kWh, 373 km;

e-tron 55 Quattro S Sportback (V) €89,070, 95 kWh, 373 km;

e-tron 55 Quattro Sportback (V) €85,110, 95 kWh, 405 km.

BMW

BMW i3. Photo: BMW

i3 (h, four-seater) €44,695, 42 kWh, 308 km;

iX (V) €85,815, 74 kWh, 613 km;

i4 (s) €63,565, 589 km;

ix3 M Sport (V) €74,815, 460 km.

Citroen

C4 (x) €33,857, 50 kWh; 357 km;

E-Berlingo (van) €34,954, 50 kWh, 280 km;

Spacetourer (P) €40,905, 50 kW, 333 km.

Cupra

Born 45 (h) 55 kWh, 349 km;

Born 58 (h) 62 kWh, 424 km;

Born 75 (h) 82 kWh, 548 km.

DS Automobiles

DS 3 Crossback E-Tense (x) €37,816, 50 kWh, 320 km.

Ford

Ford Mustang Mach-E RWD. Photo: Ford Ireland

Mustang Mach-E RWD Standard (x) €53,792, 75.7 kWh, 439 km;

Mustang Mach-E AWD Standard (x) €65,804, 75.7 kWh, 401 km;

Mustang Mach-E RWD Extended (x) €63,510, 98.7 kWh, 610 km;

Mustang Mach-E AWD Extended (x) €76,622, 98.7 kWh, 541 km.

Honda

e (h) €29,995, 35.5 kWh, 222 km.

Hyundai

Ioniq5 (V) €37,995, 58 kWh, 384 km;

Ioniq5 (V) €45,000, 73 kWh, 451 km;

Kona 39 (x) €30,995, 62 kWh, 305 km;

Kona 64 (x) €37,495, 62 kWh, 484 km.

Jaguar

I-Pace (x) €76,740; 90 kWh, 470 km.

Kia

Kia's EV6. Photo: Kia

EV6 (x) €50,000, 82.5 kWh, 528 km;

EV6 GT (x) €54,345, 82.5 kWh, 504 km;

Niro (x) €38,337, 67.1 kWh, 455 km;

Soul (x) €36,913, 67.1 kWh, 452 km.

Lexus

UX 300e (x) €56,665, 54.3 kWh, 315 km.

Mazda

MX-30 (x) €32,265, 35.5 km, 200 km.

Mercedes Benz

EQA (V) €58,470, 66.5 kWh, 426 km;

EQC (V) €79,925, 80 kWh, 417 km;

EQV (P) €95,955, 90 kWh, 357 km;

EQS (s) €129,965, 107.8 kWh, 784 km.

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From RTÉ Radio 1's Drivetime in 2019, former Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton on the government plans to increase the use of electric cars.

MG

MG5 (e) €30,485, 402 km;

ZS (x) €32,845, 72.6 kWh, 440 km.

Mini

Cooper (h, four-seater) €35,715, 33 kWh, 270 km.

Nissan

Leaf (h) €28,145, 40 kWh, 270 km;

Leaf e+ (h) €36,100, 62 kWh, 385 km.

Opel

Opel Corsa. Photo: Opel

Corsa (h) €27,322, 50 kWh, 330 km;

Mokka (x) €33,000, 50 kWh, 322 km.

Peugeot

208 (h) €29,105, 50 kWh, 339 km;

2008 (V) €33,775, 50 kWh, 331 km.

Porsche

Taycan (l) €92,732, 79.2 kWh, 432 km;

Taycan 4 Cross Turismo (e) €103,739, 93.4 kWh, 456 km;

Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo (e) €178,641, 456 km.

Renault

Zoe (h) €27,550 50 kWh, 395 km;

Megane €35,640, 60 kWh, 450 km.

Skoda

Enyaq iV 60 (V) €37,465, 58 kWh, 412 km;

Enyaq iV 80 (V) €44,712, 77 kWh, 535 km.

Tesla

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From RTÉ Radio 1's Ray D'Arcy Show, interview with Conrad Oppermann about his viral video of a group of friends driving the Wild Atlantic Way in a Tesla

Model 3 (s) €51,574, 60 kWh, 491 km;

Model 3 Long Range (s) €67,327, 75 kWh, 580 km;

Model 3 Performance (s) €71,951, 82 kWh, 547 km;

Model S (s) €107,990, 95 kWh, 652 km;

Model S Plaid (s) €131,990, 95 kWh, 637 km;

Model X (s) €116,990, 90 kWh, 560 km;

Model X Plaid (s) €121,990, 90 kWh, 536 km;

Model Y (s) €69,800, 95 kWh, 507 km;

Model Y Performance (s) €79,478, 75 kWh, 480 km.

Toyota

bZ4X (due May 2022).

Volkswagen

ID.3 Life (h) €31.666, 58 kWh, 425 km;

ID.3 Tour 5 (h) €40,861, 77 kWh, 547 km;

ID.4 Life (V) €45,110, 77 kWh, 517 km;

ID.4 GTX Max (AWD) (V) €68,610, 77 kWh, 468 km;

ID.5 (due in 2022).

Volvo

C40 Recharge (x) €68,950, 78 kWh, 439 km;

XC40 Recharge Single (V) €52, 950, 70 kWh, 423 km;

XC40 Recharge Twin (V) €60,950, 70 kWh, 417 km.

Plug-in Hybrid EV

Each PHEV comes with the following information: price, battery size, and range in electric-only mode.

Audi

A3 Sportback TFSI. Photo: Audi

A3 Sportback TFSI e (h) €44,475, 8.8 kWh, 47 km;

A6 TFSI e (s) €67,215, 8.8 kWh, 47 km;

A7 TFSI e Quattro (sportback) €78,655, 14.1 kWh, 40 km;

Q5 TFSI e Quattro (V) €58,670, 14.1 kWh, 40 km;

Q7 TFSI e Quattro (V) €85,300, 17.3 kWh, 42 km.

BMW

225xe (h) €45,405, 10 kWh, 54 km;

330e (s) €48,895, 12 kWh, 60 km;

530e (s) €62,635, 12 kWh, 56 km;

745e (s) €97,885, 12 kWh, 51 km; i8 (c);

BMW 3 Series (s) €48,895, 60 km;

BMW 3 Series Touring (e) €50,775, 60 km;

BMW 5 Series (s) €59,825, 60 km;

BMW 5 Series Touring (e) €62,635, 57 km;

X1 (V) €47,425, 52 km;

X2 (V) €48,165, 53 km;

X3 (V) €60,005, 51 km;

X5 (V) €81,505. 88 km.

Mini Cooper

Countryman (x) €42,405, 10 kWh, 57 km.

Citroen

C5 Aircross (V) €45,230, 13.2 kWh, 55 km.

Cupra

Cupra Formentor. Photo: Cupra

Formentor, 12.8 kWh, 59 km;

Leon (h), €46,210, 12.8 kWh, 60 km;

Leon Sports Tourer (e), €47,060, 12.8 kWh, 59 km.

DS Automobiles

DS 4 E-Tense (x) €45,995, 12.2 kWh, 56 km;

DS 7 Crossback E-Tense (x) €52,295, 13.2 kWh, 50 km.

Ford

Kuga (V) €40,044, 14.4 kWh, 56 km.

Hyundai

Santa Fe (V), €55,945;

Tucson (V) €40,045.

Jaguar

E-Pace (x) €70,340, 13.6 kWh, 55 km;

F-Pace (V) €78,240, 13.6 kWh, 53 km.

Kia

Niro (x) €36,760, 10.8 kWh, 48 km;

Xceed (h) €31,180, 8.9 kWh, 48 km;

Ceed Sportswagon (e) €32,180, 8.9 kWh, 50 km;

Sorrento (V) €55,000, 13.8 kWh, 51 km.

Land Rover

Evoque (V) €68,070, 15kWh, 60km;

Discovery Sport (V) €70,080, 15kWh, 60km;

Defender (V) €84,270, 19.2kWh, 50km;

Velar (V) €87,720, 17.1kWh, 55km;

Range Rover Sport (V) €100,610, 12.4 kWh, 40 km.

Mercedes Benz

A250e (h), €52,090, 15.6 kWh, 71 km;

CLA 250e (V), €49,835, 15.6 kWh, 71 km;

GLA (V) €53,575, 15.6 kWh, 60 km;

GLE (V) €92,245, 31.2 kWh, 93 km;

E300e (s), €68,355, 13.5 kWh, 55 km;

E300de (s, diesel) €67,210, 13.5 kWh, 48 km;

E300e (s, petrol) €55,825, 13.5 kWh, 50 km.

MG

HS (x) €33,150, 14.9 kWh, 52 km.

Mini

Mini Countryman. Photo: Mini

Countryman (x) €42,405, 10 kWh, 57 km.

Mitsubishi

Outlander (V) €44,679; 13.8 kWh, 45 km.

Opel

Grandland X (V) €38,695, 13.2 kWh, 60 km.

Peugeot

3008 (V) €45,695, 13.2 kWh, 60 km;

508 (s) €47,160, 11.8 kWh, 40 km.

Porsche

Cayenne E-Hybrid (V) €95,055, 17.9 kWh, 48 km;

Panamera 4 (l) €109,839, 17.9 kWh, 56 km.

Renault

Captur (V) €37,270, 9.8 kWh, 50 km;

Megane Sport Tourer (h,e) €37,790, 9.8 kWh, 50 km.

Seat

Leon (h) €32,695, 13 kWh, 60 km.

Skoda

Octavia (s) €45,995, 13 kWh, 55 km.

Superb (s) €48,820, 13 kWh, 55 km.

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Toyota

RAV4 (V), €50,775, 18.1 kWh, 65 km.

Volkswagen

Arteon (s) €50,120;

Golf (h) €48,450, 13 kWh, 64 km;

Passat (s,e) €48,975; 13 kWh, 60 km;

Tiguan (V) €42,355, 47 km;

Touareg (V) €100,370.

Volvo

S90 (s) €69,950, 18.8 kWh, 90 km;

V60 (e) €55,950, 18.8 kWh, 88 km;

XC40 (x) €47,950, 10.7 kWh, 45 km;

XC60 (x) €59,250, 18.8 kWh, 78 km;

XC90 (V) €79,960, 18.8 kWh, 69 km.

Hybrid EV

Each HEV comes with the following information: price, fuel economy in mpg.

Ford

Kuga (V), €42, 427, 56.5 mpg;

Mondeo (s, e) €38,175, 51.4 mpg;

S-Max Titanium (P) €46,791, 44.1 mpg;

Galaxy Titanium (P) €49,390.

Honda

Jazz (h) €29,800, 58 mpg;

CR-V ( V) €46,680, 41 mpg.

Hyundai

Kona (x) €31,695, 52.3 mpg;

Tucson (V) €38,045, 48 mpg.

Toyota

Toyota Corolla 2022. Photo: Toyota

Corolla (h, s, e) €27,605, 62.8 mpg;

Camry (s) €42,470, 53.3 mpg;

C-HR (x) €31,205, 57.7 mpg;

Highlander (V) €63,995, 42.8 mpg;

Prius (l) €36,125, 61.4 mpg;

RAV 4 (X) €40,010, 50.4 mpg;

Yaris (h) €25,630, 72.4 mpg;

Yaris Cross (x) €27,260, 63 mpg.

Lexus

ES (s) €51,595, 51.4 mpg;

LC (c) €142,190, 43.9 mpg;

LS (s) €162,820, 30.7 mpg;

NX (x) €58,130, 37.7 mpg;

RX (V) €91,425, 34.5 mpg;

UX (x) €43,750, 51.3mpg.

Renault

Arkana (V) €31,740, 59 mpg;

Clio (h) €26,295, 64.2 mpg.


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