Emissions tax driving down Irish car CO2

Car taxation based on greenhouse gas emissions has caused a “profound change” in the new car fleet in Ireland, according to the country’s sustainable energy authority

Car taxation based on greenhouse gas emissions has caused a “profound change” in the new car fleet in Ireland, according to a report by the country’s sustainable energy authority (SEAI).

A CO2-linked motor tax system introduced in 2008 and strengthened in 2012 has seen the number of new cars in the cleanest emissions band rise from 1.5% in 2007 to 67.2% in the first half of this year.

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