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Cost of average car to increase by upwards of €1,000 in largest VRT overhaul in over a decade

Eddie Cunningham


A new VRT system will create a wider price gap between ‘green’ cars and their petrol and diesel competitors

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It has been estimated that the changes will increase the cost of an average car by upwards of €1,000

It has been estimated that the changes will increase the cost of an average car by upwards of €1,000

It has been estimated that the changes will increase the cost of an average car by upwards of €1,000

As far as motorists are concerned, the Budget is all about driving tens of thousands of them into new electric and low carbon-emission cars.

The biggest overhaul of the VRT system in more than a decade is designed to do so from January by enticing – or punishing - on price and, to a lesser extent, road tax.


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