Ireland has been making significant strides towards a more sustainable future, with a particular focus on promoting electric vehicles (EVs) to reduce carbon emissions and combat climate change. To encourage the adoption of electric vehicles, both companies and individuals can take advantage of various grants and incentives offered by the Irish government and other organisations such as the SEAI. In this blog post, we’ll explore the EV grants and incentives available to companies and individuals in Ireland, helping you understand how you can contribute to a greener future.
Grants For Privately Purchased Electric Vehicles (EVs)
If you’re considering purchasing an electric vehicle (EV) for private use in Ireland, there are grants available to make your transition to cleaner transportation more affordable. Here’s what you need to know about these incentives:
Grant Amount: A maximum grant of €3,500 is offered for eligible new M1 (passenger car) battery electric vehicles (BEVs) when bought by private individuals.
Exclusions: It’s important to note that approved EVs with a full price exceeding €60,000 or falling below €14,000 will not qualify for this grant. The “full price” of the vehicle includes all optional extras, paint, delivery charges, and any additional accessories but excludes incentives such as grants or rebates.
Calculating the Grant: The grant amount you receive is directly tied to the list price of the EV you intend to purchase. The list price refers to the total cost of the vehicle without any discounts, considering the absence of Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT) relief or other grant support.
Starting from July 1st, 2023, the maximum grant available for privately purchased M1 (passenger car) EVs has been adjusted to €3,500.
For more detailed information and updates, you can refer to the ZEVI (Zero Emissions Vehicle Ireland) the Department of Transport press release.
|List of Approved EV||BEV|
|€14,000 to €15,000||€1,500|
|€15,000 to €16,000||€2,000|
|€16,000 to €17,000||€2,500|
|€17,000 to €18,000||€3,000|
|€18,000 to €60,000||€3,500|
Commercially Purchased Electric Vehicles (EVs)
For businesses and public entities in Ireland, looking to make their fleets more sustainable, the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) offers valuable grant support for the acquisition of new N1 (light commercial vehicle) category electric vehicles. These N1 category vehicles typically include small goods-carrying vans with a technically permissible maximum mass not exceeding 3500kg. Under SEAI’s classification, these are referred to as N1S vehicles.
Grant Amount: Commercially purchased N1S category battery electric vehicles (BEVs) are eligible for a maximum grant of €3,800.
Exclusions: Similar to privately purchased EVs, approved BEVs with a list price exceeding €60,000 or falling below €14,000 will not qualify for this grant. *It’s important to note that these grants specifically apply to brand-new vehicles and cannot be claimed for second-hand electric vehicles.
Grant Calculation: The grant amount you receive is directly linked to the list price of the EV you intend to acquire. The list price is the total cost of the vehicle without any discounts, taking into account the absence of Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT) relief or other grant support.
|List Price of Approved EV||BEV|
|€14,000 to €15,000||€2,000|
|€15,000 to €16,000||€2,500|
|€16,000 to €17,000||€3,000|
|€17,000 to €18,000||€3,500|
|€18,000 to €60,000||€3,800|
Grants For Transitioning to Large Panel Electric Vans (N1L)
If your business is considering the adoption of large panel vans for commercial purposes, the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) will support your transition towards cleaner and more sustainable transportation options. Here are the key details you need to know:
Eligible Vehicles: SEAI now accepts applications for large panel vans, classified as N1L vehicles. These grants are exclusively applicable to new large panel vans (BEV only) with a technically permissible maximum mass of precisely 3500kg, falling under the N1 category.
Grant Amount: Businesses can benefit from a substantial grant of €7,600 when purchasing qualifying N1L large panel vans. To be eligible for this grant, the large panel vans must have a total price, inclusive of all optional extras, delivery charges, metallic paints, and other add-ons, that does not exceed €90,000 after considering all grants, rebates, and incentives.
You can find out more here.
Home Charging Grants
To be eligible for a home charging grant from the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), you must meet the following criteria:
- 1. Off-Street Parking Requirement: You must have off-street parking at your property.
- 2. No Prior EV Home Charge Point Grant: Your property should not have received a grant payment for an EV home charge point installation in the past.
- 3. Work Commencement Condition: It is essential not to begin any work related to the charging point installation until you have received your Letter Of Offer.
You can find out more on home charging grants here.
Apartment Charging Grants
SEAI offers valuable assistance to apartment residents and owners within multi-unit developments who are looking to facilitate the installation of home EV chargers. The grant program is tailored to streamline the installation process of chargers within a concentrated location, providing financial support for essential elements such as labour, infrastructure, and construction expenses directly associated with this endeavour. You will find further information here.
In conclusion, Ireland offers a range of grants and incentives for both individuals and businesses to promote the adoption of electric vehicles, supporting a cleaner and more sustainable transportation future. Why not take advantage of these opportunities and join the movement towards a greener future. Start your journey today!