Driving effective policy to reduce emissions

What causes the carbon emissions that lead to global warming?

We have a growing population. The choices we all make impact on emission levels across a range of sectors, e.g. agriculture, industry, transport, technology.

In 2018, 20% of Irish emissions came from domestic transport, 13% of which was from passenger cars. This figure is significant but is far less than the contribution of both the agriculture and energy industries.

What’s more, the motor industry is already taking steps to reduce its carbon footprint and is on the road towards a zero-emissions future.

2040 is when European car manufacturers will stop producing new petrol and diesel cars. This is in line with EU commitments to the Paris Agreement.

What action is being taken?

The motor industry is already moving towards zero emissions. Greener, more eco-friendly cars are produced year after year.

As EU members, we have worked to improve air quality and reduce emissions for decades. But real progress has been made in the last 20 years.

Why did Ireland break ranks?

The Irish government launched their own Climate Action Plan in late 2019. The proposed ban on new ICE cars and a target of one million electric vehicles on Irish roads by 2030 is a big risk.

The plan is not aligned to the agreed European approach. It is unrealistic and counterproductive. Mixed messaging around the ban means consumers are confused. They risk making choices that will, in fact, keep carbon emissions high.

The 2030 ban will force car owners to hold on to their old cars. This will reduce sales of cleaner new cars, whether diesel, petrol, hybrid or electric.

Cars are on the right track

Driven by the Paris Agreement, cars have never been cleaner or more efficient. We are well on the road to zero emissions by 2040. A new diesel, petrol or hybrid car will help lower your carbon footprint as we drive down that road.

E-Way 2040 is the pragmatic plan Ireland needs to ensure the switch to zero emissions is done in a practical and affordable way.

Cars on the marketInfrastructureCar industry
Go to home

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

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

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