Naughten plans sales ban on new diesel and petrol cars from 2030

Electric cars to be exempt from M50 toll as state funds doubling number of chargers in the country

7th January, 2018
Denis Naughten

Drivers will be banned from buying new petrol and diesel cars from 2030, under a forthcoming law.

Minister for Climate Action Denis Naughten said he intended to bring in legislation to get motorists to switch to zero-emission electric cars or hybrid cars fuelled by both electricity and petrol.

“It is a significant step forward that we’ve taken in saying we have to meet this threshold by 2030,” he said. “We’re one of the few countries in...

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