Diesel dip set to push up emissions

Diesel dip set to push up emissions
Surge in imported used cars continues. Pic: RollingNews.ie

Diesel’s share of the market has fallen this year from 67 per cent to 56 per cent, but SIMI has warned that this trend will increase CO2 emissions from cars this year

Figures from the Irish motor industry show that new car sales fell in March, hit by snow and a continued increase in used imported cars as buyers take advantage of the weakness of sterling. Meanwhile, diesel's waning popularity is raising concerns about higher carbon emissions.

The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) said 17,796 new cars were registered in March, a drop of 10.5 per cent compared with the same month last year. This...

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