How do I get a grant?

 

Electric plugGetting an Electric Vehicle (EV) grant couldn’t be simpler:

  1. Choose a make/model of EV,
  2. Check that its eligible for a grant from our list of vehicles,
  3. Head to your nearest dealer to make your purchase!

The dealer will apply for the grant for you and it is deducted from the total price agreed for your new Electric Vehicle.

*Please note that grants are not available for second hand EV’s.*

Have you got a question? Contact us at evgrants@seai.ie

Grant amounts

A maximum grant of €5,000 is available for qualifying electric vehicles when purchased privately.  The grant level applies equally to Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) and Plugin Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV). For a commercial purchase, the maximum grant is capped at €3,800. The grant amount is paid by SEAI directly to the Dealer on your behalf in order to reduce the amount of money required by the customer to purchase the vehicle.

The grant level applicable depends on the List Price of the vehicle. The List Price is defined here as the full undiscounted price of the vehicle in the absence of VRT relief or grant support. The scale of grant applicable is defined in the tables below for a Private or Commercial Purchase.

PRIVATE PURCHASE

The Grant payable by SEAI to an Approved EV Dealer in the case of an Approved EV is outlined in the Table below. The maximum Grant payable by SEAI to an Approved EV Dealer is fixed at €5,000. 

Approved EVs with a List Price of less than €14,000 will not receive a Grant.

List Price of Approved EVGrant
€14,000 to €15,000€2,000
€15,000 to €16,000€2,500
€16,000 to €17,000€3,000
€17,000 to €18,000€3,500
€18,000 to €19,000€4,000
€19,000 to €20,000€4,500
Greater than €20,000€5,000

Level of Grant based on List Price for Private Purchase of Approved EV

 

COMMERCIAL/PUBLIC PURCHASE

A Commercial Purchase is a purchase made by a commercial or public entity. All purchases of an N1 vehicle are regarded as commercial purchases regardless of the declared customer type.

The Grant payable by SEAI to an Approved EV Dealer in the case of an Approved EV is outlined in the Table below. 

The maximum Grant payable by SEAI to an Approved EV Dealer is fixed at €3,800.

Approved EVs with a List Price of less than €14,000 will not receive a Grant.

List Price of Approved EVGrant
€14,000 to €15,000€2,000
€15,000 to €16,000€2,500
€16,000 to €17,000€3,000
€17,000 to €18,000€3,500
Greater than €18,000€3,800

Level of Grant based on List Price for Commercial/Public Purchase of Approved EV

 

DE MINIMIS FUNDING

Please note that the EV Scheme grants are classed as de minimis state aid. There is a ceiling of €200,000 for all de minimis aid, regardless of the source, given to any one enterprise (including groups) over a 3 year period.

EV Scheme grants are made on the understanding that the grant combined with any other de minimis aid received by you in the last 3 years does not exceed the ceiling of €200,000 for all de minimis aid.

If you are unsure if you have previously received any de minimis funding you should check the letter you received when the funding was awarded as all funding bodies are required to highlight this. In order for us to maintain our de minimis records, we ask that you complete a de minimis declaration which is included within the Application Form.

 
 
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