Electric vehicles and plug in hybrid vehicles are becoming more and more common. When you are upgrading your home it is important to consider inclding an EV charging facility so you are prepared for the future even if you don't currently have an electric vehicle.

Home Comfort Retrofits can install a charge point as part of your upgrade and this can also help you to utilise the energy generated by the installation of electricity generating Solar PV system

Why choose an electric vehicle?

SEAI administer electric vehicle grants to make it more affordable to switch to an EV. As part of this they are also offering grant funding to homeowners to install in EV charging point in their home. Home Comfort Retrofits can install this charge point during any renovations and you can claim the grand funding even if you do not yet own an electric vehicle. This means that when the time comes to switch to an EV you will have the infrastructure in place.

Zero Emission Vehicles Ireland has been established as a dedicated Office charged with supporting consumers, the public sector and businesses to continue to make the switch to zero emission vehicles. The Office will lead on the delivery of the Ireland’s ambitious target under the Climate Action Plan 2021 to have 945,000 electric vehicles in the Irish fleet by 2030.

  • 74% reduction in transport costs compared to a comparable new diesel engine car
  • €120 lowest rate of motor tax at €120 per annum
  • 10,000 electric vehicles and Plug-in hybrids on Irish roads today

Source SEAI.ie

SEAI grant funding for smart charging point installation

The Electric Vehicle Home Charger Grant is a government funded support scheme assisting residents and homeowners to install an electric vehicle charge point on their property. The scheme provides a grant up to the value of €300 towards the purchase and installation of a home charger unit. To receive payment, you must ensure that you use a Safe Electric Registered Electrical Contractor.

  • SEAI grant funding of up to €300 is available towards the purchase and installation of an electric vehicle home charger unit (this is separate from the One Stop Shop grant and should be claimed directly by the homeowner)
  • The grant is now open to homeowners to apply for a grant, whether they own an electric vehicle or not. This charge point can also be used for visitor use or at rented accommodation.
  • The EV Home Charger Grant Scheme will only support smart chargers which are registered on SEAI’s Smart Charger Register.
  • 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.
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