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EV Home Charger Grant - SEAI

EV Home Charger Grant - SEAI

Claim up to €600 towards the purchase and installation of an electric vehicle home charger unit.

About the scheme

A new government funded support scheme has been introduced to assist homeowners install an electric vehicle charge point on their property. The existing free home charger scheme operated by ESB Ecars ends in 2017. This new scheme will begin in 2018 and will provide 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 an eligible new or second hand electric vehicle (EV).

Eligibility criteria


  • Any private owner who buys an eligible EV in 2018 or later 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 cannot be associated with a previous EV vehicle grant and charge point offer. For example, it cannot 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.


  • Only vehicles registered new or bought second hand from 2018 onwards are eligible for a home charger grant.

  • Only vehicles which are now or were previously eligible for grant support under the EV Grant Scheme are eligible.

  • EVs include Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) or Plugin Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs). 

  • Vehicles purchased new in Ireland, privately imported as new or privately imported as second hand and registered in Ireland in 2018 or later are eligible.

  • Second hand cars where ownership by the applicant occurs in 2018 or onwards are eligible.

  • Vehicles must be registered for private use.

Grant changes effective 1st July 2021

The following changes to the EV grant will take effect on 1st July 2021

  • BEV grant will continue at €5,000
  • PHEV grant will reduce to €2,500
  • Grants are only available on all BEV and PHEV costing less than €60,000

Read the full press release from the Department of Transport.

Commercially bought EVs

SEAI provides grant supports towards the purchase of 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.

For more information and to apply click here.

A €600 SEAI grant is available to purchasers of both NEW & SECOND HAND electric cars.

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