Did you know that Ireland’s car fleet has an average age of 9 years? That itself poses a conundrum when approaching the Irish Government’s ban on the sale of fossil-fuelled cars in 2030. Because only 3% of new car sales in 2019 were electric vehicles.
So, if you drive an older car, but you’re concerned about the environment or the suitability of an electric vehicle, what should you do?
The answer is that emissions on newer diesel, petrol and hybrid models are getting lower all the time. And they will continue to improve right up until manufacturers phase them out. So, for now, it should be all about matching your driving needs with your efforts to lessen your carbon footprint.
And to help you better match your driving needs, check out our guide below:
These cars have been powering us along for over 100 years. While they do release emissions, new technological advances mean the levels are getting lower and lower and will could disappear altogether by 2030.
Numerous technologies are in development which could make ICE cars carbon neutral and these could be in the market by 2030. It is also feasible that all existing ICE cars could be made carbon neutral by 2030 through retrofitting a conversion kit.
These engines combine an electric motor with an internal combustion engine.
These cars use batteries to power forward or backwards in the same manner as an automatic.
While we are all aiming towards zero emissions, it’s important to realise that any new car will help you take the next step along the way. That means choosing a car that works best for your needs.InfrastructureCar industryGovernmentGo to home
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