A summary of what’s in Budget 2017 for motorists in Ireland.

Not much at all really!

  1. No changes in motor tax rates.
  2. No change in tax on petrol or diesel.
  3. VRT relief available when buying a hybrid electric (€1500) or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (€2,500) is being extended to 31 December 2018.
  4. VRT relief available when buying an electric vehicle (€5000) is being extended to 31 December 2021.
  5. Natural gas used as a vehicle fuel will be taxed at the EU minimum rate of excise for the next eight years.

Caroline Kidd