How does it work?
Yep, that’s right. It’s a government grant that allows you to purchase a charging port for a considerably lower price. Here’s how it works and how to apply.
A new Irish government funded support scheme has been introduced to assist homeowners install an electric vehicle charge port on their property. The existing free home charger scheme operated by ESB Ecars ends in 2017. This new scheme will begin in 2018 and will provide a grant up to the value of €600 towards the purchase and installation of a home charger unit. The applicant must be the owner of an eligible new or second hand electric vehicle (EV).
Frequently asked questions
Who can apply?
The grant is for all customers residing in Ireland, holding evidence of ownership, lease, or those who are the primary user of an eligible EV. 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.
You can read all the details here.
How do I claim the home charging grant (SEAI)?
The programme is currently open to receive manual applications forms. Please email: EVgrantscheme@seai.ie and enter 'EV Home Charger Application' in the title. You may also receive a hard copy of the application form from your nearest registered EV dealer. From January 2018, you will be able to apply online.
Can I claim SEAI if I purchase a second-hand electric car or use a company car?
Second hand cars where ownership by the applicant occurs in 2018 or onwards are eligible. Vehicles must be registered for private use.
How can I find a certified installer?
To get started, EVBox provides a recommendation via one of our experts prior to your installation. Then, our EVBox installation partner will conduct a site survey when they arrive on the day of your installation.
The work can only be performed by a fully qualified electrician who is registered accordingly with Safe Electric Ireland. EVBox certified electricians must provide you with a copy of the Certificate Number 3. Review this and ensure it is completed properly.
Is there a limit on the number of charging ports I can buy?
Yes, there is. You can only apply for one charging port per car, with a maximum of two charging ports per household.