A maximum grant of €5,000 is available for qualifying new M1 (passenger car) battery electric vehicles (BEVs) when purchased privately. Approved EVs with a full price of more than €60,000 and less than €14,000 will not receive a grant. The full price of the vehicle to the customer includes all optional extras, paint, delivery and any other chargers but excludes any incentives such as grants or rebates.
The grant amount will depend on the list price of the vehicle. This is the full non-discounted price in the absence of VRT relief or grant support.The Plugin Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV) are now excluded from SEAI grants. To learn more about the SEAI grant amounts and applications, please click here.
Vehicles with an Open Market Selling Price (OMSP) of up €40,000 will be granted relief of up to €5,000. Vehicles with an OMSP of greater than €40,000 but less than €50,000 will receive a reduced level of relief. Reliefs have been removed for any electric vehicles above €50,000.
Sample calculations of the VRT chargeable for electric vehicles:
A government funded support scheme to assist homeowners install an electric vehicle charge point on their property. The scheme provides 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 a new or second-hand electric vehicle (EV or PHEV).
Any private owner who buys an eligible EV from 01/01/2018 is eligible to apply for this grant.
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.
The Meter Point Reference Number (MPRN), which you can find on your electricity bill, will be used to confirm the location of your home.
The property can not be associated with a previous EV vehicle grant and charge point offer. For example, it can not have availed of the free ESB Ecars home charger pre 2018.
Do not commence any work before the start date on your Letter of Offer otherwise this expenditure will be deemed ineligible and you will not receive grant support for it.
SEAI provides grant supports towards the purchase of new N1 category electric vehicles for business and public entities. N1 category vehicles are typically small goods carrying vans with a technically permissible maximum mass not exceeding 3500kg.
A maximum grant of €3,800 is available for qualifying N1 category EVs when purchased commercially. Approved EVs with a list price of less than €14,000 will not receive a grant. It should be noted that these grants apply to new vehicles only and cannot be claimed on second hand vehicles.
The grant level depends on the list price of the vehicle. This is the full non-discounted price in the absence of VRT relief or grant support.
The Plugin Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV) is no longer be available as of the 1st January 2022.