The Last Post: Ireland has a long way to go to turn us electric

The government is to introduce legislation to prevent us buying petrol and diesel cars from 2030, but where will all these greener vehicles come from and how will we afford them?

5th January, 2020
The government is likely to confirm that laws will be proposed to prevent the purchase of petrol or diesel cars from 2030. Picture: Getty

Here’s a 21st century example of an attempt to have a state-run, command-and-control economy: according to reports in the last week, the government is likely to confirm in the near future that laws will be proposed to prevent the purchase of petrol or diesel engine cars from 2030 onwards. It appears that this will include second hand cars too, and hybrids, as you will only be able to buy a non-carbon emitting vehicle. Your choice...

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