Electric and hybrid vehicles are the top choices for those looking to buy a new car this year, according to new data from Carzone.

It reveals that six out of the top ten most viewed new cars on the website so far this year were electric, while one was hybrid.

The electric Hyundai Ioniq was the most-viewed new car on the Irish site, followed by the Kia Sportage in second place and the Volkswagen ID.4 in third place.

The Audi e-tron was also high on the EV wish list in second place, and the Nissan Leaf in third.

The most viewed hybrid models were the BMW 5 Series, the BMW 3 Series and the Toyota Corolla.

When you look at both used and new cars, the Volkswagen Golf remains the most viewed car on Carzone.

"The most-viewed cars on our platform have remained mostly unchanged from 2021," said Karl Connolly, Audience Manager at Carzone.

"However, we have seen the most change in the EV category where the market continues to expand rapidly in accordance with consumer demand, and more models are made available," he added.