Ireland: New laws to ban sale of petrol and diesel cars

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    Ireland: New laws to ban sale of petrol and diesel cars

    Updated / Monday, 30 Dec 2019 07:53

    By Aisling Kenny
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    The Government is drafting new laws that would ban new petrol and diesel car registrations by 2030, as part of a strategy to protect the environment.

    The aim is to ensure that one third of vehicles on the roads are electric in ten years' time.

    The Sunday Independent reported that Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton is planning to publish the law early in the new year.

    The new measures will be included in the Climate Action Amendment Bill 2019.

    It is understood that the bill will be developed further in conjunction with other departments.

    The Government's Climate Action Plan aims to reduce emissions and be carbon neutral by 2050.

    Transport emissions accounted for over 20% of Ireland's emissions in 2018.

    The Government is planning to have 936,000 electric vehicles on the roads by 2030, including battery operated and hybrid vehicles.

    It has promised to double the amount of home chargers installed and further roll-out the nationwide network of on street charging points.
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    Re: Ireland: New laws to ban sale of petrol and diesel cars

    This is socialism..

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    Re: Ireland: New laws to ban sale of petrol and diesel cars

    Meanwhile, in Europe's infinite wisdom they will build coal fired electricity plants to generate the additional electricity and then wonder why pollution is way up.

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    Re: Ireland: New laws to ban sale of petrol and diesel cars

    Central Planning, a disaster you can always count on.

    What happened to the market?
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    Terminology is key here, Petrol and Diesel vehicles equal straight ICE, hybrid vehicles will continue to be sold

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    Re: Ireland: New laws to ban sale of petrol and diesel cars

    Quote Originally Posted by jpd80 View Post
    Terminology is key here, Petrol and Diesel vehicles equal straight ICE, hybrid vehicles will continue to be sold
    Even though we are here and they over there one can only hope what you state is right.

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    Re: Ireland: New laws to ban sale of petrol and diesel cars

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    This is socialism..
    It's also not the United States. Socialism isn't a dirty word in Europe.

    Quote Originally Posted by jpd80 View Post
    Terminology is key here, Petrol and Diesel vehicles equal straight ICE, hybrid vehicles will continue to be sold
    If this is the case, I see no problem.
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    Know one thing about the language coming out of there, it’s to maximise the “we’re doing something about CO2 emissions” and a little misdirection / slight of hand is to be expected.

    Hybrids actually reduce emissions when engines are at their least efficient, they should be the new “diesel” for Europe’s passenger and light commercial vehicles.

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    Re: Ireland: New laws to ban sale of petrol and diesel cars

    CO2 Derangement Syndrome. It's contagious, it's ultimately terminal.
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    Re: Ireland: New laws to ban sale of petrol and diesel cars

    The problem Ireland is going to face is charging infrastructure. The country is mostly rural and sparsely populated.

    I've been there, and I can see why they want to do this, it's one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen.

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    Re: Ireland: New laws to ban sale of petrol and diesel cars

    Quote Originally Posted by jpd80 View Post
    Know one thing about the language coming out of there, it’s to maximise the “we’re doing something about CO2 emissions” and a little misdirection / slight of hand is to be expected.

    Hybrids actually reduce emissions when engines are at their least efficient, they should be the new “diesel” for Europe’s passenger and light commercial vehicles.
    The Government is planning to have 936,000 electric vehicles on the roads by 2030, including battery operated and hybrid vehicles.

    It has promised to double the amount of home chargers installed and further roll-out the nationwide network of on street charging points.
    to me it sounds like "MAKING THE NEWS" more than "SAVING THE PLANET"

    IS a JEEP "E-Torq" considered a hybrid? OR is the cutoff with Toyota "HSD" OR "MUST HAVE A PLUG" like the VOLT / PRIME / Energi cars?

    IF E-torq passes muster I imagine CAFE / new Euro laws will almost mandate that at a minimum by 2030
    so we could see NOTHING change - ASSUMING in 10 years LAWS do not get rewritten

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    Re: Ireland: New laws to ban sale of petrol and diesel cars

    Quote Originally Posted by EJD1984 View Post
    The problem Ireland is going to face is charging infrastructure. The country is mostly rural and sparsely populated.

    I've been there, and I can see why they want to do this, it's one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen.
    They want to do this because they jumped aboard the Brainwashed Bus and paid triple fare. The Emerald Isle would be just as beautiful in 2030 if none of this post-hypnotic foolishness had gotten pushed over the cliff.
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