22 June 2021: 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/