Research by DoneDeal shows demand for new and used electric vehicles grew by a third last year, while interest in diesel cars fell by almost 40%.
70% of car buyers are considering going electric.
However, the research found the biggest concern that people had around using an electric car was its battery life, with 83% saying it was a worry for them.
The survey, of 1,000 car buyers in November and December 2022, also found concerns over the distance and range of electric car batteries were also a consideration for 78%.
The research, carried out in partnership with the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), "found the psychological phenomenon of “range anxiety” remains a persistent hurdle for Irish consumers". DoneDeal says improving our charging infrastructure will be "paramount in the further adoption of EVs in this country".
However, DoneDeal says with supply constraints on new electric vehicles, second-hand EVs will have to account for a large percentage of EV targets over the next decade.
2022 was the first time the most in-demand new car on the car listing's site was an electric car. The Volkswagen ID.4, was the most in-demand new car on the website.