The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) today announced that company car users can now apply for the EV Home Charger Grant. This now means that electric passenger vehicles owned or leased for an employee are eligible for the grant.
The current scheme provides a grant up to the value of €600 towards the purchase and installation of a home charger unit. The company vehicle must be primarily parked overnight at the employee’s place of residence.
Commenting on this development Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan TD said:“We have set a very ambitious target of almost a million electric vehicles on the road by 2030 to help us meet our climate goals and reduce air pollution at the same time. It’s very encouraging to see the rapid increase in EV sales. We particularly want to encourage companies to switch to electric and make their businesses more sustainable. We are making it easier and more attractive to do that by extending the home charger grant to employees who need to use a company car for business purposes.”
Declan Meally, Director Business, Public Sector and Transport at SEAI said:“This development will further facilitate those who drive company cars and those businesses who are working towards reducing their carbon footprint by switching their company passenger vehicles to EVs. Home charging is convenient, cost effective and environmentally friendly. Today it accounts for 80% of EV charging sessions and we see that continuing into the future.”
Company car users may apply online for the Home Charger grant on the SEAI website: https://www.seai.ie/grants/electric-vehicle-grants/electric-vehicle-home-charger-grant/
**See the SEAI’s Options for EV Charing in Ireland explainer video here**
About EV Home Charger Grants
Note that company owned M1 passenger car EVs will be eligible for support but N1 commercial vans will not be eligible for the Home Charger grant. Passenger vehicles owned or leased by companies for an employee are eligible for the grant. The company vehicle must be primarily parked overnight at the employee’s place of residence.
At payment stage, in addition to the normal supporting data, company car applicants must provide a letter from their employer with the following critical information:
- The letter must be printed on company headed paper
- Confirm that the Home Charger applicant is an employee of the company
- Name and address of the Home Charger applicant must be confirmed – this address must match the address of the Home Charger Grant Application form and must be the location where the vehicle will be charged when at home
- Confirm the vehicle registration number of the EV to be used by the employee
- Confirm that the employee has the use of this EV for a period of 12 months from date of company letter