According to the SEAI, in September 2021 there were a total of 41,000 electric vehicles, including plug-in hybrids on the roads of Ireland.
The Irish Government are currently targeting to have 936,000 electric vehicles on Irish roads by 2030. This will be equivalent to one third of the current 2.8 million vehicles using Irish roads.
The Climate Action Plan published in June 2019 proposes that there should be additional incentives in place to help propel the transition to electric vehicles from petrol and diesel combustion vehicles. Many incentive ideas were proposed including a possible car scrappage scheme to replace the current EV grant scheme. The action plan notes Ireland should have a charging network capable of charging 800,000 EV’s by 2030.
The SEAI offers an Electric Vehicle Home Charger Grant where home owners can claim up to €600 towards the purchase and installation of an electric home charger unit.
• You must be a private owner who bought an eligible EV from 01/01/2018
• You must have dedicated off-street parking
• The property cannot be associated with a previous EV vehicle grant and charge point offer.
• The vehicle has to be registered to the applicant and to the address of the property where the home charger is being installed (unless this is a Company Vehicle application)
Commercial EV Charging Stations
Infinite Energy offer electric vehicle charging solutions for all types of settings including residential developments, commercial and industrial buildings or facilities. We can design, install and manage your charging infrastructure to ensure your requirements are met.
The SEAI ACA ‘Accelerated Capital Allowance’ scheme is a tax incentive scheme encouraging business owners to invest in energy saving technology such as EV Charging. Companies and businesses can now write off 100% of their EV Charger installation through this scheme.