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  • Euro 1 to Euro 6 Emission Standards: A Comprehensive Guide

    Why do we have Euro 6 emissions standards? The Euro 6 car emission standard is the sixth level of the EU directive to reduce harmful vehicle car and van exhaust pollutants for both petrol and diesel cars including hybrids. Euro 6 has been in operation since September 2015 and this standard is becoming increasingly important in many European cities, such...

  • Brake abrasion dust may be as bad as diesel exhaust fumes?

    Brake dust may be as bad as diesel exhaust fumes New research funded by theMedical Research Councilin the UK and published in the journalMetallomics, is suggesting that the metal particles released by worn-out brake pads may be just as harmful as diesel fumes to human health Lab tests have shown that there may be side-effects on the immune system as...

  • VRT NOx emissions

    Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) Emission Levy Budget 2020 introduced new charges for VRT (Vehicle Registration Tax) but many motorists are wondering what this will mean in practical terms when it comes to their own budgets? The NOx levy will be applied to all VRT category A vehicles (passenger and SUVs). The new charges being introduced will mean an increase in VRT...

  • 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 leader of the Green Party will eat his hat if Ireland doesn't halt oil

    Leader of the Greens wants to eat his hat Eamon Ryan, the leader of the Green Party here in Ireland has vowed to ‘Eat His Hat’ If Ireland Doesn’t stop oil and gas exploration. In a speech at the MacGill Summer School, Eamon Ryan, the leader of the Green Party in Ireland, has told all the other political parties that...

  • 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...

  • Saharan sand. Why your car is covered in red dust?

    Saharan dust Have you gone out to your car in the past number of mornings and noticed that your car is covered in a fine coating of red dust? Many drivers wonder why their cars are covered in sand and don’t realise that the answer lies in an Africa desert thousands of miles away. During the summer period,...

  • 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...

  • City of London limited ban on non-electric ICE vehicles

    The City of London is planning to ban all non-electric vehicles from a special “low-emission” street, in a pilot programme. This is to draw attention to what City authorities say is the severity of the air pollution crisis plaguing the financial heart of the British capital. The square mile city City of London is home to several of London’s...