Reducing light fleet carbon emissions to achieve Irish Government Targets

On Monday 21st February, SIMI launched a new report “Reducing light fleet carbon emissions to achieve Irish Government Targets commissioned by SIMI co-authored by ARUP and Jim Power which outlines the enormous challenge Ireland is facing in reducing emissions from the light vehicle fleet.

The report reviews global best practice, existing Irish practice, and potential future options to accelerate the achievement of emissions reduction targets and increase the uptake of zero emissions vehicles in line with the ambitions of the Irish Government.

A reduction in emissions, will not be achievable without Government incentives and supports dealing with the oldest polluting cars, while exponentially increasing the charging infrastructure nationwide.

The report's release is receiving strong national coverage. 


Car Grades Explained
95% as new condition/100% as new to drive/ min two year warranty
Less than 50,000 km’s
Thoroughly prepared used car/ excellent mechanical condition/ a minimum of 1 year warranty
Less than 120,000 km’s
Reasonable mechanical and cosmetic condition/ a minimum of 6 months warranty
Less than 150,000 km’s
A Part Exchanged/Trade In – only sold on to Trade
Only applicable to Trade In Self Appraisals – scrapped or sold to Trade where possible

As our Digital Dealership grows we know that more buyer confidence is needed throughout the online buying process and to assist we have introduced the Western Motors Group Used Car Grading System. The system has been devised to offer more transparency to our customers and to provide an easy guide as to the quality of the used car being sold.