The Irish government has hit CO2-emitting vehicles with higher taxes and extended the country’s carbon tax to cover solid fuels such as coal and peat. The registration tax paid on electric cars was also slashed by 25%.
Ireland began to base its motor tax regime on CO2 in 2008. This year has been the first in which more than half of all new cars bought there were in the environmentally friendly ‘A’ tax band, which covers vehicles emitting less than 120g/km.
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