Volkswagen Ireland tells us that it is encouraging the uptake of the latest generation, lower-emission new cars, hand-in-hand with the removal, of older, Euro 1-4 emissions standard vehicles from the Irish car parc, by relaunching their attractive EcoGrant offer.
The ‘Euro 1’ standard was introduced in 1992 to help reduce vehicle emissions. Progressively more stringent Euro standards have been implemented since then – helping to lower emissions still further – with Euro 5 being introduced in 2009/2010. Now, ‘Euro 6’ is the standard that all new petrol and diesel cars must meet, is currently the toughest yet.
Car buyers are able to trade-in the vehicle to benefit from incentives – ranging from €1,000 to €5,000 – against a variety of Volkswagen models. Any make/model of petrol or diesel vehicle that complies with pre-Euro 5 emissions legislation qualifies for the EcoGrant offer. The trade-in vehicle needs to have been owned by the customer for at least six months. After the transaction, the trade-in vehicles will be scrapped.
Volkswagen has set up a special website – www.ecogrant.ie where you can find out if your current vehicle qualifies.
All new Volkswagen petrol and diesel vehicles meet the latest Euro 6 emissions standards. And the German carmaker says that there are a huge choice of models to choose from under the EcoGrant offer, starting from entry-level up! (€1.00 EcoGrant) car to the top of the range new Touareg SUV or Sharan MPV (both with a €5,000 EcoGrant).
This offer is also available on the e-Golf and e-Golf Executive Edition. According to Volkswagen Ireland, drivers of Euro 1-4 emissions vehicles can claim a total of €14,000 off the full list price of this car when Government Incentives and the EcoGrant offer are taken into account.
The EcoGrant offer applies to orders completed between January 1 and February 28, and to be registered by March 31, 2019. And as always, terms and conditions apply, so check these out for yourself.