November 10, 2022

Electric Vehicles Incentives and Grants

Zero Emission Vehicles Ireland has a target under the Climate Action Plan 2023 to have 30% of our private car fleet switched to electric by 2030

VRT Relief

This was due to expire at the end of this year, but has been extended for a further two years out to the end of 2025. This means EVs with a value of €40,000 will continue to pay no VRT, while the tapering relief between €40,000 and €50,000 also remains in place.

SEAI Electric Vehicle grant

Up to €3,500 towards the purchase of a new BEV. Previously this amount was €5,000.

EV Home Charger grant

A grant from SEAI to support the installation of a home charger. Claim up to €300 towards the purchase and installation of an electric vehicle home charger unit. You don't have to own an EV go install a home charger. 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. (Previously, the grant was €600).

The apartment charger grant assists residents and owners of apartments and other multi-unit developments who want to install a home charger for their Electric Vehicle (EV) and which are not covered by the pre-existing grants. The grant is designed for bulk installation of chargers at a single location, and supports cabling, infrastructure, labour, and construction costs. Owners’ management companies, housing bodies, local authorities, commercial and private landlords can apply.

0% Benefit-in-Kind (BIK)

0% BIK rate on first €50,000 to incentivise BEVs without mileage conditions. This will change to €35,000 in 2023 with futher reductions in the next 3 years. See revenue for full details.

Motor Tax

Lowest rate of motor tax at €120 for BEVs.

A maximum grant of €3,500* 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 SEAI provides grant support towards the purchase of new N1 (light commercial vehicle) 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 N1S category BEVs when purchased commercially.  Approved BEVs with a list price of over €60,000 or 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.