Clamp Down On Emissions Will Kill Irish Motor Industry

Written 1 month ago by Newsroom


The price of new and used diesel and petrol cars could go up by as much as €€1,000 under plans to clamp down on emissions.

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe is being advised to dramatically overhaul the motor taxation system and to help squeeze out second-hand UK imports.

A Portlaoise motoring expert says the carbon tax will go from €20 per tonne to €80 by 2030, which would mean an increase of 17 to 19 cent increase for fuel.

Bob Flavin believes it will kill the motor industry: