Ireland to ban new petrol car sales

The Irish government has published a Climate Action Plan, believing it is “way off course” from meeting its obligations to under the Paris climate change accord, Drive reported.

The 150-page report notes the government has already decided “no new non-zero emissions vehicles will be sold in Ireland post-2030”.

Drive reported the government also plans to stop issuing NCT roadworthiness certificates to existing petrol and diesel vehicles after 2045.

According to the report, the country hopes to have 936,000 zero-emissions vehicles on the road, including 840,000 passenger cars, 95,000 vans and trucks, and 1200 buses.

The government hopes to achieve this through a combination of incentives, regulations and tax changes.

Ireland already has around 10,000 electric cars on the road.

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