Electric Vehicle Home Charger Grant

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Electric Vehicle Home Charger Grant

The “Electric Vehicle Home Charger Grant”, is administered by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI).

If you avail of the electric vehicle home charger grant you can claim up to €600 towards the purchase and installation of an EV home charging unit.

This government-funded support scheme was introduced to assist homeowners to install an electric vehicle charging point at their home.

Originally there was a scheme operated by ESB eCars which ended in 2017 and a new scheme was introduced by the government in 2018 and the grant applies to new and second-hand electric vehicles.

It is the goal of the Irish government to ensure that by 2030, all new passenger cars are zero emission vehicles.

In order to benefit from the grant, the applicant must be the owner of an eligible new or second-hand electric vehicle (EV).

Who is eligible for an Electric Vehicle Grant?

  • Any private EV owner can apply for the grant
  • The EV must be parked off-street parking at your home address
  • The charger must be connected to the fuse board of your home
  • The property cannot be associated with a previous EV vehicle grant and charge point
  • You cannot commence any work before the start date on your Letter of Offer
  • Only newly registered electric vehicles or second hand from 2018 onwards are eligible
  • EVs include Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) or Plugin Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs).
  • Imported new or second-hand EV’s and registered in Ireland in 2018 or later are eligible
  • Vehicles must be registered for private use.

Steps to get an electric car charger at your home:

  • Complete our online Electric Vehicle Home Charger grant application form
  • You should have your Meter Point Reference Number (the full 11 digit number on the top of your electricity bill) and your home address Eircode
  • If you have bought a new EV here in Ireland and receiving an EV grant from SEAI, you will need to provide your application ID which will be available from your car dealer.
  • A hard copy of the application form available from your nearest registered EV dealer
  • When your application has been approved, you will receive a Letter of Offer
  • From the time you receive your Letter of Offer, you have 6 months to complete the installation of your charge point
  • All works must be carried out by a fully qualified electrician who is registered accordingly with Safe Electric Ireland
  • When the installation is completed, along with your electrician you should complete the Payment Request Form
  • Your Electrician must provide you with a copy of the Certificate Number 3 which must be completed properly
  • Post your Payment Request Form to the address indicated on the Form with the following items:
    • Fully completed Payment Request Form with bank account details
    • Certificate Number 3
    • Copy of Test Record sheet from Electrician
    • Vehicle Registration Form (not required for a New car purchased in Ireland)
    • Photographs of installed charge point and EV showing vehicle registration plate

At the beginning of last year, there were less than 4000 electric cars in Ireland and so the government has come up with a target of having up 10% of all vehicles on the road by 2020 as electric, which equates to about 230,000 electric vehicles on the road.

Volkswagen Ireland has also said that by next year, 7% of new car sales (based on annual car sales for the Republic, 150,000) will be EV’s and that 20% of all new car registrations will be electric by 2021

Sales of fully-electric new cars in the first three months of this year exceeded the total number sold last year (up 470%) Up to March this year 1,436 new electric cars were registered compared to 1,233 in 2018.

Newly Registered Electric Vehicles by Year

  • 2016 - 392
  • 2017 - 623
  • 2018 - 1,233
  • 2019 - 1,436 (first quarter)

Ireland has also set itself the target of ending the sale of fossil fueled combustion engined cars powered by 2030.

Electric cars have not been as popular in Ireland as the government has hoped, probably because many motorists are concerned about limits on driving distances, the initial purchase cost and the availability of reliable, working charging stations for longer journeys is also an issue.

Grant Eligible Cars

  • AUDI A3 e-tron Plugin Hybrid Electric
  • AUDI Q7 e-tron Plugin Hybrid Electric
  • AUDI Q7 e-tron Plugin Hybrid Electric
  • BMW 225xe Plugin Hybrid Electric
  • BMW 330e Sport Plugin Hybrid Electric
  • BMW 530e SE Plugin Hybrid Electric
  • BMW 530e SE M Sport Plugin Hybrid Electric
  • BMW 740e Exclusive Plugin Hybrid Electric
  • BMW 740e Exclusive M Sport Plugin Hybrid Electric
  • BMW 740e X Drive Plugin Hybrid Electric
  • BMW i3 (MY 2014) Battery Electric
  • BMW i3 with Range Extender Plugin Hybrid Electric
  • BMW i3 with Range Extender Plugin Hybrid Electric
  • BMW i8 Plugin Hybrid Electric
  • BMW i8 Roadster Plugin Hybrid Electric
  • BMW Mini Cooper S E ALL4 PHEV Countryman Plugin Hybrid Electric
  • CITROEN Berlingo Battery Electric
  • CITROEN C-Zero Battery Electric
  • HYUNDAI Ioniq BEV Battery Electric
  • HYUNDAI Ioniq PHEV Plugin Hybrid Electric
  • HYUNDAI Kona BEV Battery Electric
  • JAGUAR I-Pace Battery Electric
  • KIA Niro PHEV Plugin Hybrid Electric
  • KIA Optima PHEV Plugin Hybrid Electric
  • LAND ROVER Range Rover PHEV Plugin Hybrid Electric
  • LAND ROVER Range Rover Sport PHEV Plugin Hybrid Electric
  • MERCEDES-BENZ C350e Plugin Hybrid Electric
  • MERCEDES-BENZ E350e Plugin Hybrid Electric
  • MERCEDES-BENZ S500e Plugin Hybrid Electric
  • MITSUBISHI iMiEV Battery Electric
  • MITSUBISHI Outlander Business PHEV Plugin Hybrid Electric
  • MITSUBISHI Outlander Business PHEV Plugin Hybrid Electric
  • MITSUBISHI Outlander PHEV Plugin Hybrid Electric
  • MITSUBISHI Outlander PHEV Business Plugin Hybrid Electric
  • MITSUBISHI Outlander PHEV Intense+ Plugin Hybrid Electric
  • MITSUBISHI Outlander PHEV Intense+ Plugin Hybrid Electric
  • NISSAN 24 kWh Leaf Battery Electric
  • NISSAN 24 kWh Leaf Battery Electric
  • NISSAN 30kWh Leaf Battery Electric
  • NISSAN 40 kWh Leaf Battery Electric
  • NISSAN 40 kWh Leaf Battery Electric
  • NISSAN eNV200 - Evalia Battery Electric
  • NISSAN eNV200 - Evalia Battery Electric
  • PORSCHE Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Plugin Hybrid Electric
  • RENAULT Expression Nav R90 Z.E.40 Battery Electric
  • RENAULT Fluence Battery Electric
  • RENAULT Kangoo Maxi i ZE 33 Business Battery Electric
  • RENAULT Kangoo Van i ZE 33 Business Battery Electric
  • RENAULT Kangoo Van ZE Battery Electric
  • RENAULT Zoe Dynamique Nav Q90 Z.E.40, Zoe Signature Nav Q90 Z.E.40 (MY 2018) Battery Electric
  • RENAULT Zoe Intense Battery Electric
  • RENAULT Zoe Signature Zoe Dynamique (MY 2017) Battery Electric
  • RENAULT Zoe Signature R110 Z.E.40, Zoe Dynamique R110 Z.E.40 (MY 2018) Battery Electric
  • TESLA Model S 100D (P100D) Battery Electric
  • TESLA Model S 60-75 D Battery Electric
  • TESLA Model S 60-75 R Battery Electric
  • TESLA Model S 90D (P90D) Battery Electric
  • TESLA Model X 100D (P100D) Battery Electric
  • TESLA Model X 60-75 D Battery Electric
  • TESLA Model X 90D (P90D) Battery Electric
  • TOYOTA Prius Plugin Hybrid Electric
  • VOLKSWAGEN e-golf Battery Electric
  • VOLKSWAGEN e-golf Battery Electric
  • VOLKSWAGEN Golf Gte Plugin Hybrid Electric
  • VOLKSWAGEN Golf Gte Plugin Hybrid Electric
  • VOLVO S90 Twin Engine Plugin Hybrid Electric
  • VOLVO V60 Twin Engine Plugin Hybrid Electric
  • VOLVO V90 T8 Twin Engine Plugin Hybrid Electric
  • VOLVO XC60 T8 Twin Engine Plugin Hybrid Electric
  • VOLVO XC90 T8 Twin Engine Plugin Hybrid Electric
  • VOLVO XC90 T8 Twin Engine Plugin Hybrid Electric

Your electrician must send a fully completed copy of the Certificate Number 3 to Safe Electric Ireland. The SEAI will then check with Safe Electric Ireland that the relevant certificate has been filled for that work and the electrician is fully approved and registered.

When they confirm that all their procedures have been followed, they will make an electronic payment of the grant amount to the bank details you provided in your application. Apply Here for an Electric Vehicle Grant Online

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