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Manufacturers making big inroads with biofuel and battery power in the drive for cleaner fuel

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New wave: New Holland says its 6-cylinder methane powered tractor engine delivers the same power (180hp) and torque (740 Nm) as its standard diesel equivalent

New wave: New Holland says its 6-cylinder methane powered tractor engine delivers the same power (180hp) and torque (740 Nm) as its standard diesel equivalent

Innovative: John Deere’s GridCON uses a cable connection

Innovative: John Deere’s GridCON uses a cable connection

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New wave: New Holland says its 6-cylinder methane powered tractor engine delivers the same power (180hp) and torque (740 Nm) as its standard diesel equivalent

The Government's recent environmental action plan has set onerous targets on greenhouse gas emissions reductions for 2030 and 2050.

The number of electric cars in Ireland, now in the low thousands, would need to increase by an average of 100,000 annually over the next decade to reach the plan's target of almost one million electric vehicles by 2030.

The move will see the amount of diesel-powered cars being sold plummet in the next decade. Car manufacturers will respond in earnest with all sorts of newer and cheaper electric alternatives.


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