SEAI Grant For Electric Cars

A new government funded support SEAI Grant Scheme has been introduced and will begin in 2018, the new scheme will be up to the value of €600 toward the purchase and installation of a home charger unit. The applicant must be the owner of an eligible new or second hand electric vehicle.

There are currently 3,500 electric vehicles in Ireland, however with ongoing developments of technology to include battery range, it is hoped that car sales will increase in the coming months.

The government are also funding a number of events throughout 2018 to encourage uptake of electric cars.


Criteria To Apply To Scheme 

Applicant Requirments
  • Any private owner who buys an eligible EV in 2018 or later is eligible to apply for this grant.

  • The EV must be parked on an off-street parking location associated with the home and the charger must be connected back to the fuse board of the home of the applicant. 

  • The Meter Point Reference Number (MPRN), which you can find on your electricity bill, will be used to confirm the location of your home.

  • The property can not be associated with a previous EV vehicle grant and charge point offer. For example, it can not have availed of the free ESB Ecars home charger pre 2018.

  • Do not commence any work before the start date on your Letter of Offer otherwise this expenditure will be deemed ineligible and you will not receive grant support for it.

Vehicle Requirements
  • Only vehicles registered new or bought second hand from 2018 onwards are eligible for a home charger grant.

  • Only vehicles which are now or were previously eligible for grant support under the EV Grant Scheme are eligible.

  • EVs include Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) or Plugin Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs). 

  • Vehicles purchased new in Ireland, privately imported as new or privately imported as second hand and registered in Ireland in 2018 or later are eligible.

  • Second hand cars where ownership by the applicant occurs in 2018 or onwards are eligible.

  • Vehicles must be registered for private use.


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