Everything you need to know about SEAI Electric Vehicle Grants 2022
Article Updated 29th of November 2022
The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) have a number of electric vehicle (EV) grants which are currently being offered. Their grants are helping to make it more affordable than ever to switch to an EV.
We at TSG have broken down the information on each of the grants so whether you’re interested in purchasing an EV privately or commercially, installing an EV charging solution privately or publicly, a car dealer interested in selling EVs or an EV importer you will understand the type of grant available to you and how you can become a part of the vehicle grant initiative.
1. Privately bought EVs
A maximum grant of €5,000 is available for new qualifying M1 (passenger car) electric vehicles that are purchased privately. EVs with a full price of more than €60,000 or less than €14,000 are excluded from this grant. This grant does not apply to second hand EVs. The grant amount received for qualifying vehicles depends on the list price. The SEAI also provides a list of registered dealerships to purchase your EV’s from.
2. Commercially bought EVs
SEAI also provides grant support for the purchase of new N1 (light commercial vehicles) for businesses and public entities. N1 vehicles refer to small goods carrying vans not exceeding 3500kg. A maximum grant of €3,800 is available for N1 category vehicles that qualify. EVs with a list price of over €60,000 or under €14,000 will not qualify for the grant. The grant does not apply to second hand vehicles either and the grant amount received depends on the list price.
3. Large Panel Vans
On July 21st 2022 Zero Emission Vehicles Ireland was launched. This new Office will play an important role in Ireland’s transition to zero emission vehicles. As part of the launch an expansion of the current N1 grant was announced. This grant will be for new large panel vans of N1 category large. Large panel vans with a price of €90,000 or less excluding grants and rebates but inclusive of all optional extras, delivery charges etc will be eligible for this grant.
4. EV Home Charger Grant
With the EV home charger grant homeowners are being assisted in installing an electric vehicle charge point on their property. This scheme provides a grant of up to €600 towards the purchase and installation of a home charger unit. The grant is open to homeowners whether they own an electric vehicle or not and the charge point can be used for visitors or at rented accommodation.
Since September 2022 this grant scheme only supports smart chargers registered on Triple E.
5. EV Public Charge Point Grant
The EV public charge point grant is an initiative to support the roll out of EV public charge points. This grant will support the rollout of up to 1,000 on-street public charge points by local authorities over the next 5 years.
This scheme has been designed to aid residents who do not have access to off-street parking or charging infrastructure but would like to switch from petrol or diesel vehicles to an EV vehicle.
Grant support is provided for each charge point with 75% of the capital costs provided, capped at €5,000 per single charge point.
6. Dealers Grant
By joining the SEAI EV grant scheme as a dealer you will be able to submit applications on behalf of your EV customers. By providing the option to customers of receiving a grant for their EV you will be incentivising people to purchase EV from your dealership.
The process involves your dealership being authorised by your vehicle importer to trade the EV makes and models which are eligible for the EV grant scheme. You are then nominated by your registered national vehicle importer to participate in the scheme. If you supply more than one brand of EV then you must be nominated by the individual vehicle importers.
7. Importers Grant
You can join the EV grant scheme as an importer. This entitles you to nominate dealerships and vehicles for the scheme. The role of importers is key in this scheme as they nominate both dealerships and vehicles which are eligible to take part in the scheme.
To join the EV grant scheme, importers must have EVs which meet specific criteria including having formal approval from the manufacturer to import and supply to Ireland, have valid tax and insurance certificates, be compliant with waste management regulation and possess a valid Certificate of Registration from the WEEE Register Society Ltd.
8. Company Cars
The SEAI announced on the 22nd of June 2021 that employees with company cars are now eligible to receive a grant for a home EV charger. This includes cars owned or leased by the employee. The grant has a value of up to €600 towards the installation.
Car Charger Installation with TSG Charge
If you choose to install EV charging solutions for your public space or home and are availing of the SEAI grant to do so then please get in touch with us at 01 461 9800 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org where we can manage your installation from start to finish.