A leading figure in Kerry's motor industry says if an increase in Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT) is implemented, it will make the price of a new car unaffordable.
The Government’s climate plan is proposing to increase VRT and managing director of McElligott's Tralee, Declan O'Hara says this is to encourage a move towards electric cars and public transport.
Mr O’Hara says the VRT could be increased between €1,500 and €4,500 for the average family car.
He believes this increase will hamper the Government’s green agenda, as not everyone can afford electric cars.
Declan O’Hara says people are already trying to keep older cars on the road for longer, which are less environmentally friendly: