3 January 2019

Volkswagen revives EcoGrant scheme

Volkswagen Ireland is offering up to €5,000 on trade-ins to owners of pre-Euro 5 petrol or diesel vehicles, writes Brian Byrne.

Under their resumed but limited time EcoGrant offer, the company guarantees that all such trade-ins will be scrapped, to ensure a positive impact on the environment.

The grant is available towards the cost of any new petrol, diesel, or fully electric cars from Volkswagen's range.

Combined with SEAI and VRT grants, customers can benefit from €14,000 off the price of a new e-Golf, including the new Executive Edition.

The incentives — ranging from €1,000 to €5,000 — will be paid against a variety of Volkswagen models, on trade-ins which need to have been owned by the customer for at least six months.

Volkswagen has set up a special website where owners can find out if their current vehicle qualifies.