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Ireland's road to
zero emissions

NEW ECONOMIC REPORT
Climate Action and the Taxation of Motoring in Ireland, by Colm McCarthy


E-Way 2040 is a pragmatic plan to get Ireland on the road to electric vehicles and zero emission cars by 2040, that is in line with EU targets.

It sets out how reaching zero emissions can be done in a sensible and affordable way. And how the latest diesel, petrol and hybrid models can help lower your carbon footprint in the meantime.

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Or explore the challenges ahead:

Cars on the market

Your guide to car engine emissions

Make an informed decision when matching your driving needs to car choice.

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3%

3,444 electric cars registered in Ireland in 2019, just 3% of total registrations.

Your guide to car engine emissions

Make an informed decision when matching your driving needs to car choice.

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Infrastructure

Infrastructure putting the brakes on electric vehicles

One million electric cars on Irish roads by 2030? A lack of infrastructure and low manufacturing volumes suggest not.

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1,100

Ireland currently has just 1,100 public charge points (plus 337 in NI), whilst charging at home is difficult for many – or near impossible for some.

Infrastructure putting the brakes on electric vehicles

One million electric cars on Irish roads by 2030? A lack of infrastructure and low manufacturing volumes suggest not.

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Car industry

Building a credible national strategy

We believe Ireland needs a 2040 strategy to reach zero emissions - in line with the rest of Europe.

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30%

New car emissions must be cut by 30% by 2030,
in line with EU regulations.

Building a credible national strategy

We believe Ireland needs a 2040 strategy to reach zero emissions - in line with the rest of Europe.

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Government

Driving effective policy to reduce emissions

Ireland’s climate policy sets unrealistic targets and is out of sync with EU neighbours. It’s time to reassess and drive real change.

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10% electric by 2020?

It’s not the first time the Government has set over-ambitious targets. Let’s not make the same mistake again.

Driving effective policy to reduce emissions

Ireland’s climate policy sets unrealistic targets and is out of sync with EU neighbours. It’s time to reassess and drive real change.

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NEWS & PRESS

ICCRA Press Release: Motor Dealers Welcome Omission of Car Ban from Climate Bill

Motor dealers across Ireland have welcomed the omission of the proposed ban on the sale of new petrol & diesel cars. 07th October 2020

ICCRA Press Release: Motor dealers slam Greens’ failure to engage on emission target flaws

The ICCRA is calling on the Green Party & the Govt. to respond to compelling evidence that Ireland will miss its emission targets for cars

ICCRA Press Release: MOTOR DEALERS SAY PROPOSED CAR BAN ILLEGAL

The ban was proposed based on flawed and incomplete data and would also have been illegal under EU law. 08th October 2020

Press Release: Motor Dealers Slam Budget 2021 As Anti Motorist, Anti Rural and Anti Climate

Official reaction to the budget 2021 announcement . 13th October 2020

ICCRA Press Release: MOTOR DEALERS SAY PROPOSED CAR BAN ILLEGAL

The ban was proposed based on flawed and incomplete data and would also have been illegal under EU law. 08th October 2020

ICCRA Press Release: Motor Dealers Welcome Omission of Car Ban from Climate Bill

Motor dealers across Ireland have welcomed the omission of the proposed ban on the sale of new petrol & diesel cars. 07th October 2020