Tipperary motorists are now faced with the highest fuel prices ever. Some fuel stations are charging an average of €1.70 per litre of petrol and €1.60 per litre of diesel. These are expected to rise by another 10 cent in the coming weeks. Government taxes are the main reason for the high prices followed closely by uncertainty in the market and also the weak euro against the dollar.
Tipperary Energy Agency states that now is the best time for people to change their car to a more fuel efficient model in the tax A or B bands. The Agency is taking part in an EU funded project called CleanDrive (www.clean-drive.eu) which is focused on the promotion of more fuel efficient vehicles and electric cars.
“Why now visit a participating dealership who is fully CleanDrive trained and see how much you could save on your fuel bills with a more eco friendly car. Visit www.tea.ie and click on the CleanDrive logo and see the participating dealers. By buying from a CleanDrive dealer, you can avail of discounts from a wide range of businesses all over county Tipperary. If you are considering going electric, it can cost as little as €1.50 per charge and never worry about the rising cost of fuel again”, the Agency says.