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  • 1m electric vehicles on roads by 2030

    Unrealistic climate action plan target of 1m electric vehicles on roads by 2030 With the climate crisis being at the forefront of the news and peoples concerns, the government have come up with an action plan with the intention to have 1m EV’s on the road by 2030. Many believe that it is ridiculous to think this is possible, following...

  • Are Diesel car emissions slowly killing us?

    Effects of Diesel on Human health As we are all aware and have seen the surge in, not only electric vehicles but also the move towards more eco-friendly cars in the last 5 years. This trend is only increasing but it is important that we do not lose sight of the reasons it has become so important. The overall aim...

  • Toyota Ireland calls for a nitrogen dioxide emissions tax

    Toyota want diesel drivers to pay more tax Toyota Ireland is calling on the Government to introduce a new nitrogen dioxide emissions tax as part of the new vehicle registration tax (VRT) in order to improve air quality in Ireland. A Recent EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has shown that nitrogen dioxide levels from traffic fumes in Dublin pose a public...

  • The Greens want a ban on all older vehicles

    Older cars are a big culprit in air pollution according to Greens The Green Party wants a ban imposed on all older vehicles so as to improve air quality. Green MEP Ciarán Cuffe said that these older cars should be banned in Ireland and then air quality monitoring could be improved. The Greens met with representatives today from the EPA...

  • Major motor tax increases on the way

    Motor Tax Increase Major motor tax changes proposed for the next budget. According to government officials, major changes are to be implemented in the motor tax regime. This is to include an additional number of tax bands for Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT). There will also be an elimination of hybrid tax relief and electric vehicle grants, as well as a...

  • The Welsh Hydrogen car of the future

    Riversimple, a small independent car manufacturer in rural Wales has developed a hydrogen vehicle that they hope will be part of a hydrogen future instead of the expensive and not so environmentally sensitive electric cars. The small rural manufacturer was founded by a former automotive engineer, Hugo Spowers. The British entrepreneur-engineer also headed up the development of the Morgan LIFEcar...

  • Electric car chargers for every English home

    EV chargers for everyone! Plans are being put in place to install an electric car charging point in every new home in England. The British government could fit an electric EV charge point in every home if their plan is implemented. It is proposed that the UK’s building regulations need to be changed so that the installation of the devices...

  • Street electric car chargers to get more funding

    Extra Funds for the electric vehicle charging network A pilot scheme is being rolled out in Ireland which will allow homeowners to sell solar-panel electricity to the national grid By the end of the year, all councils around the country will also be getting more capital investment to develop up to 200 on-street chargers for electric vehicles. A new Climate...

  • Electric Vehicle Home Charger Grant

    The “Electric Vehicle Home Charger Grant”, is administered by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI). If you avail of the electric vehicle home charger grant you can claim up to €600 towards the purchase and installation of an EV home charging unit. This government-funded support scheme was introduced to assist homeowners to install an electric vehicle charging point at...

  • Irish Electric Car Sales On The Increase

    EV Sales So far this year, in the first quarter, there has been as many electric cars sold than in the whole of 2018. Industry figures have revealed that 330 new electric car were registered in Ireland during the month of February, compared to just 72 in the same month last year. So far this year, 1,129 electric cars have...