Grants Available

Grants

The following is a list of the current grants available for Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV), Electric Small Public Service Vehicle, tolls and electric charging infrastructure.

 Tax Benefit Ownership 

Usage Tax 

  • BEV: €120 per annum (minimum rate) for BEV. 
  • PHEVs: €170 per annum (should have CO2 emissions circa 60 g/km or lower, NEDC-2)

Company Cars

Benefit-in-Kind concession: cars and vans 0% up to €50,000 OMV (Expires at the end of 2022)
PHEV vehicles do not qualify for this relief.

Incentives

In most cases, Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT) must be paid at the time that a vehicle is registered in the State. 
Electric Vehicles receive VRT relief separately to SEAI grant support. VRT relief for Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) is in place until the end of 2021

  • Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV): Up to €5,000 (until the end of 2021).

VRT relief is applicable to BEVs with an OMSP up to €50,000. No VRT relief is available for vehicles with a value above €50,000, (more information here).

Purchase incentive for individuals

  • BEV's: Up to €5,000 for Battery Electric Vehicles
  • Up to €3,800 for N1 category BEV - commercial purchases
  • Up to €3,800 for M1 vehicles used as demonstrator models

Approved EVs with a List Price of less than €14,000 will not receive a grant. As of 1st July 2021 there is a cap of €60,000 on the full price of all vehicles. The full price of the vehicle to the customer includes all optional extras, paint and delivery for excludes any incentives such as grants or rebates. 
Visit SEAI grant information page

Electric Vehicle Toll Incentive (EVTI) 

Capped at €500 for private or €1000 a year for commercial ( LGV, SPSV and HDV).

  • BEV owners pay 50% of the toll rate,
  • PHEV 25% of the toll rate
  • Low Emissions Vehicle Toll Incentive (LEVTI): will run until December 31st 2022 (or up to a maximum of c. 50,000 LEVs). 

Charging Network

Access to public charging network which are presently free to use.

Electric Vehicle Public Charge Point Grant

  • Home charger owner installation grant scheme (up to a value of €600). 
    The applicant must be the owner of an eligible new or second-hand electric vehicle (EV). Eligibility can be viewed here.
  • Local Authority Grant Scheme – up to €5,000 towards on street charging for residential areas that cannot benefit from the Home Charging Installation Grant.

Public Service Vehicle 

Electric Small Public Service Vehicle Grant Scheme (eSPSV20)

  • BEV/ FCEV: Up to €10,00
    - Wheelchair accessible up to €12,500
  • PHEV Up to €5,000
    - Wheelchair accessible up to €7,500

Administration

The electric vehicle grants are administered by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI)   
Browse the entire range of grant eligible electric cars available in Ireland. Compare performance, savings, emissions, and more. 
View the eligible electric vehicles

The aim of the eSPSV20 Grant Scheme is to increase the uptake of low emission SPSVs. It is aimed at improving air quality in urban areas, together with influencing the uptake of low emission passenger cars by improving general perception and awareness of the benefits of low emission vehicles. 

The SPSV Industry is regarded as a champion in the normalisation of electric vehicle use. 
The Scheme is funded by DTTAS and administered by NTA as the licensing authority for SPSVs