Petrol and diesel cars will no longer be for sale in Ireland after 2030, according to the Project Ireland 2040 National Development Plan.
The document outlines that Ireland hopes to achieve a reduction of 80% to 95% in carbon-dioxide emissions by 2050, and a big part of this plan is taking into consideration what we have on our roads.
No new non-zero emission vehicles will be sold in Ireland post-2030.
If you want to hold on to your older petrol or diesel car after 2030, you can only do so for 15 years as after 2045, no NCT certs will be issued for non-zero emission cars.
The government hope to see at least 500,000 electric cars on the road by 2030, with additional charging infrastructure planned to cater for the increased demand.
A greater emphasis will be put on low emission transport, including electric buses for the urban public bus fleet.
After the 1st of July 2019, no diesel-only buses will be sold in Ireland.
An increased emphasis will also be put on sustainable travel measures, such as a comprehensive cycling and walking network in Ireland’s cities, and expanded Greenways.