Irish Gov't Announces Plug-In Hybrid Tax Incentive

Vehicle Registration Tax exemption equals $3,600 and good through December 2012. Also announced is new green car scrappage plan.

Published: 11-Dec-2009

Minister for Finance Brian Lenihan has announced that VRT reliefs of up to €2,500 for plug-in hybrid cars is to be extended for further two years to Dec 2012.

In addition, the Minister announced a new scrappage scheme from January 1 for the full year of €1,500 for a 10-year or older car traded in for environmentally friendly car.


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