What is the SEAI grant?

A new government-funded support scheme has been introduced to assist homeowners to install an electric vehicle charge point on their property. This scheme will provide a grant up to the value of €600 towards the purchase and installation of a home charger unit. The applicant must be the owner of an eligible new or second-hand electric vehicle (EV).

You can find out more about SEAI on their website.

SEAI Website

How do I know if I am Eligible?

The Applicant:

  • You are the registered keeper or primary user of the vehicle after 2018.
  • You must have off-street parking and your charger must be connected back to the fuse board of your home.
  • The Meter Point Reference Number (MPRN), which can be found on the electricity bill, will be used to confirm the location of your home.
  • The property cannot be associated with a previous EV vehicle grant and charge point offer.
  • Do not commence any work before the start date on your Letter of Offer, otherwise, this expenditure will be deemed ineligible and you will not receive grant support for it.

The Vehicle:

  • Only vehicles registered new or bought second hand from 2018 onwards are eligible for a home charger grant.
  • Only vehicles which are now or were previously eligible for grant support under the EV Grant Scheme are eligible.
  • EVs include Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) or Plugin Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs).
  • Vehicles purchased new in Ireland, privately imported as new or privately imported as second hand and registered in Ireland in 2018 or later are eligible.
  • Second-hand cars where ownership by the applicant occurs in 2018 or onwards are eligible.
  • The electric vehicle must be registered for private use.

How do I apply for a grant?

To apply for the SEAI Government grant you can do this via their website.

Application Form