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Euro 4 Diesel cars could be eligible for trade-in-bonus


Some 475,000 motorists driving cars with Euro 4 engines could be entitled to a trade-in bonus, according to Vehicle history and data expert Cartell.ie.

Cartell.ie estimates that that 474, 624 car with Diesel Euro engines could be in for a trade-in bonus as some vehicle manufacturers look set to introduce diesel scrappage schemes to incentivise the roll-out of electric mobility and low emission vehicles.

Graph 1: Private Diesel-powered Cars in Irish Fleet by EU Emission Standard – EU4 and below (Source: Cartell.ie Carstat)

Table 1: Private Diesel-powered Cars in Irish Fleet by EU Emission Standard – EU4 and below by Registration Year (Source: Cartell.ie Carstat)

Year E4 E3 E2 (1996) E1 (1993)
2017 167 27 1
2016 203 49 0
2015 284 4 4
2014 1430 0 2
2013 1864 84 7
2012 3579 202 7
2011 9671 122 4
2010 53611 213 11
2009 53632 2372 4
2008 93168 2320 24
2007 58115 2505 23
2006 44249 7426 167
2005 23958 19991 1396
2004 8871 23755 941
2003 1646 21721 1026
2002 774 16005 994
2001 187 7049 1202 1
2000 114 1995 2713 2
1999 22 622 1696
1998 1 38 1318 4
1997 627 44
1996 290 70
1995
1994
1993
Totals 355546 106500 12457 121
Total coverage 474624

Jeff Aherne, Director Engineer, Cartell.ie says: “Vehicle manufacturers such as BMW are clearly making moves to take older diesel-powered-vehicles off the road. We feel the market has reached tipping point now and the consumer is ready to adopt low emission vehicles if the incentives are there. The numbers we are publishing today show the manufacturers can make considerable inroads by focusing simply on EU4 emission standard vehicles and below where there are almost half a million vehicles in play.”