Ireland looks set to join the rush to switch their vehicle registration taxes to a system based on CO
. Currently, Irish registration fees are based on engine size. The engine size determines what percentage of the
has to be paid as a registration fee. Starting July
Ireland will begin using the same CO
emissions bands as the UK with Band A being cars with less than 120 g/km of emissions. Band A car drivers will only have to pay a 14 percent tax while drivers of Band G cars (over 226 g/km) will have to pay 36 percent. Starting January 1, series production
will be exempt from the registration tax altogether.
[Source: Auto Industry UK]