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Volkswagen releases details of climate action grant


Volkswagen Ireland is offering customers the chance to play their part towards reaching the goals of the Government’s Climate Action Plan, by replacing their existing vehicle into a new, cleaner Euro 6 plug-in hybrid (PHEV), fully electric, petrol or diesel vehicle.

The Volkswagen climate action grant offers customers with Euro 1-4 (European Emission Standard) vehicles the opportunity to replace their vehicle and benefit from incentives ranging from €1,750 to €5,000 against the range of new Euro 6 Volkswagen plug-in hybrid, fully electric, petrol and diesel models.

The grant applies to orders between now and December 31 and registered before June 30, 2020.

All new Volkswagen models meet the latest Euro 6 emissions standards, which are the most stringent yet. There is a huge range of models to choose from under the Volkswagen climate action grant offer, starting from entry-level models such as the Polo, to favourites such as the Golf. The Volkswagen SUV range is included with the all-new T-Cross, the T-Roc, the Tiguan and Tiguan Allspace plus the top-of-the-range Touareg, as well as the seven seater Touran and the executive saloon Arteon. Additionally, there is also the opportunity to take an even bigger step for the environment and move to a fully electric e-Golf or the new plug- in hybrid Passat GTE.

The Volkswagen e-Golf

“Volkswagen recognises that climate change is one of the most significant challenges of our times. With transport accounting for 14 per cent of global CO2 emissions, it is imperative that we begin the reduction of emissions from vehicles on Irish roads,” said Volkswagen Ireland brand director Gerrit Heimberg.

He added: “By replacing the existing one per cent additional VRT diesel surcharge and introducing a NOx emissions tax in the Budget 2020, the Government has sent a clear signal that not only fully electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, but also the latest EU6 petrol and diesel models play a key role in achieving our climate targets. Our Volkswagen Climate Action Grant, with its scrappage element, enables customers to change into a new, cleaner model whilst ensuring that their older vehicle is removed from Irish roads. This results in a positive impact on our environment.”

Summary of offers on Euro 6 petrol and diesel models, plug-in hybrid and fully electric: