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06 Jul 2022

Car buyers go green for St. Patrick’s Day

With St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow (Thursday March 17), Ireland’s number one motoring website Carzone.ie has uncovered some interesting statistics to highlight that consumers are really going ‘green’ when it comes to their choice of car. The website has seen a marked increase in the search for economically friendly cars, with consumers choosing to ‘go green’ and become more conscious of the environment.

With St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow (Thursday March 17), Ireland’s number one motoring website Carzone.ie has uncovered some interesting statistics to highlight that consumers are really going ‘green’ when it comes to their choice of car. The website has seen a marked increase in the search for economically friendly cars, with consumers choosing to ‘go green’ and become more conscious of the environment.

According to the statistics, Bio fuel vehicles made the biggest jump up nearly 45% compared to February last year. Electric and Diesel vehicles also made substantial increases by 29% and 16% respectively. Petrol cars were the only cars to fall in popularity with searches for this type of vehicle down 25%, proving once again that consumers are looking for greener, more economic options.

The research also uncovered some interesting trends in relation to colour choice – green cars are beginning to rise in popularity, with a 48% increase in searches over the past six months. However, black is still the most popular colour search with over a quarter of people (26%) searching for a black car, followed by silver and red. When it comes to the most searched car on the site, the BMW 3 series came out on top, with the highest amount of searches in the past six months.

According to the results, activity on Carzone.ie has increased year on year despite the current climate. Most importantly sales times have also improved with over half the people putting their cars on Carzone selling in less than four weeks.

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