Electric Vehicles Incentives and Grants

Do you find yourself asking your phone, laptop, or dog what incentives and grants are available for electric vehicles? Wonder no more.

VRT Relief
Continuation of VRT relief in Budget 2023 for new Battery Electric Vehicles until end 2023. See Revenue for full details.
SEAI Electric Vehicle grant
Up to €5,000 towards the purchase of a new BEV. 
Accelerated Capital Allowance (ACA)
EVs and charging infrastructure are qualifying equipment under the ACA scheme.
EV Home Charger grant
A grant from SEAI to support the installation of a home charger. Claim up to €600 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.
Electric SPSV grant scheme
A grant from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport supporting measures to stimulate take-up of EVs in the taxi /hackney/limousine sector administered by the NTA. Learn more about the electric SPSV grant scheme
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.
Toll Incentive Regime
There is a 50% toll discount for battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and a 25% toll discount for plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs). This is an opt in scheme and you must have a toll tag. Ensure to check with your tag provider that you are included in the scheme. Find out more about the Electric Vehicle Toll Incentive.

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.