Volkswagen Ireland is claiming the top-selling electric vehicles crown here with a total of 7,130 sold to date, passing out Nissan in June, writes Brian Byrne.

The company says it owes the success to the ID family of electric cars, the brand’s ID. Family, first introduced here in 2020.

VW Ireland has a 27pc share of the battery electric vehicle market so far in 2022, a segment which itself is currently accounting for nearly 15pc of the new car market here.