Frequently asked questions
Questions about UK EV chargepoint grant
Who can apply?
The EV chargepoint grant is available for homeowners who live in flats and people in rental accommodation (flats and single-use properties). The main requirement is that a person owns, leases or has ordered a qualifying vehicle and has dedicated off-street parking at their property.
How do I claim the EV chargepoint grant?
In order to claim the EV chargepoint grant, you will need to reach out to your installer who can apply for the funding on your behalf. However, the installer must first be EVHS-approved and accredited by a Competent Person Scheme. Furthermore, you must complete a customer declaration on the EV chargepoint grant installation form.
What are the vehicle ownership requirements that make me eligible to access the grant?
You can apply for the EV chargepoint grant if you have ordered, or are the registered keeper of a new or second-hand eligible electric vehicle. The registered keeper is the person responsible for the car that pays for road tax and MOT. If you lease or have been assigned a company car, you must have done so for at least six months to qualify for the grant.
Can I claim the EV chargepoint grant with any charging station?
As well as finding an EVHS-approved installer and owning an eligible electric vehicle, you will also need to purchase a chargepoint that is EVHS-approved. You can find out which models are approved here.
Is there a limit on the number of chargers I can claim the EV chargepoint grant for?
Yes, there is. You can only apply for one charge point per eligible electric vehicle and household. You can no longer claim for 2 chargepoints if you own a second EV.
For more information and to view the full qualifying criteria, you can visit the government website here.
Questions about Irish grant
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.