A new government funded support scheme has been introduced to assist homeowners install an electric vehicle charge point on their property. This scheme provides 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.
It is up to the individual to apply for this grant directly from the SEAI. To apply for the grant, customers need to visit www.seai.ie and fill out the online application form. Once the letter of offer is received, the customer has 6 months to complete the installation of the charge point.
There is a list of approved registered Charge Point installers on the SEAI website for customers to select from.
Customers need to pay the installer directly for the installation. Once the charge point is installed customers submit an invoice along with their letter of offer to the SEAI and payment of the €600 grant is released to the customers bank account directly upon submission.