Electric passenger vehicles owned or leased for an employee are eligible for SEAI’s EV Home Charger Grant.
The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has revealed that company car users can now apply for the EV Home Charger Grant in a move that could supercharge demand for electric vehicles (EVs).
According to recent analysis by Bank of Ireland’s head of Motor Sector Stephen Healy Ireland is experiencing a surge in demand for electric and hybrid vehicles with more alternative fuel cars sold in the first half of 2021 than were sold through all of 2020.
“Home charging is convenient, cost effective and environmentally friendly. Today it accounts for 80pc of EV charging sessions and we see that continuing into the future”
The current SEAI 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.
Reducing your carbon footprint
“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,” explained Declan Meally, director of Business, Public Sector and Transport at SEAI.
“Home charging is convenient, cost effective and environmentally friendly. Today it accounts for 80pc 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/
“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,” Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan, TD, said.
“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.”
By John Kennedy (email@example.com)
Published: 23 June 2021