State plans phase-out of grants for plug-in hybrids

Bruton: help for plug-ins will be limited in future to encourage move to fully electric vehicles

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent @aiden_corkery
13th October, 2019

State grants for plug-in hybrid cars will be significantly limited in the coming years to get motorists to switch to fully electric cars instead, Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton has said.

Purchasers of electric cars and plug-in hybrids can currently claim grants of up to €5,000 towards the purchase of their car.

No grant is available for conventional hybrids which can’t be plugged in, although VRT reliefs are available for them, along with plug-in...

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