Tighter Laws in Ireland for High-Emission Vehicles

Motor tax for cars with high emissions is to increase dramatically under new measures announced in a carbon budget by Minister for the Environment John Gormley.

Cars with the lowest emissions will be charged only €100, however, the cars in the top band will be obliged to fork out €2,000.

The measures for new cars will come into force from July.

More at http://www.rte.ie/news/2007/1206/budget.html

Additionally, VRT, or Vehicle Registration Tax, will be based also on Emission levels. Government’s proposed laws should, by linking the money in people’s pockets with emissions, reduce levels. According to the Government, car owners could benefit in reduced VRT rates if they choose greener cars.

More at http://www.rte.ie/news/features/budget2008/issues/airroadrail.html

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One Response to “Tighter Laws in Ireland for High-Emission Vehicles”

  1. Used Car Exports Up 2007 « Japanese Used Car Importing Weblog Says:

    […] Overall, a great year with new record levels being accomplished. It will be interesting to see how exporters and importers will react with new laws that are being put into place in countries such as Russia, Peru, New Zealand, and Ireland. […]

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