Claim up to €600 towards the Purchase and Installation of an Electric Vehicle Home Charger Unit.
The Electric Vehicle Home Charger Grant is a government-funded support scheme assisting homeowners and residents to install an electric vehicle charge point on their property. Zero Emission Vehicles Ireland (ZEVI), is an office within the Department of Transport established as a dedicated office to help us make the switch to zero-emission vehicles.
Funding for the EV Home Charger scheme is provided by Zero Emission Vehicles Ireland (ZEVI) based in the Department of Transport.
SEAI operates this grant scheme on behalf of ZEVI.
The EV home charger scheme provides a grant up to the value of €600 towards the purchase and installation of a home charger unit. The grant is now open to homeowners whether you own an EV or not. There is a grant for Electric Vehicle Home Charging and Apartment Charging Grant.
EV Home Charging Unit Eligibility Criteria
- The EV must be parked on an off-street parking location associated with the home and the charger must be connected back to 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 cannot be associated with a previous EV home charge point grant payment. Additionally, it cannot have availed of the free ESB Ecars home charger pre-2018.
- You will need to receive a ‘Letter of Offer’ before you commence any work. If you start any work before the start date on your Letter of Offer the expenditure will be deemed ineligible and you will not receive grant support for it.
- You have 6 months from the date on this Letter of Offer, which will be emailed to you, to complete your installation and return your Payment Request Form to SEAI with all the associated required paperwork.
- You must use a Safe Electric Registered Electrical Contractor.
You can read more about EV Home Charging Grants on the SEAI website:
EV Home Charger Application form
Grants to Help Purchase Electric Vehicles
There is also a range of Electric vehicle grants available to make it more affordable to switch to an EV.
Read more about Grants to help purchase Electric Vehicles here.