Dealer Criteria for Participation in the Scheme


Vehicle Dealers are authorised by the Vehicle Importer to supply vehicle through their premises. Following nomination to SEAI of the Dealer by the Importer, SEAI then contacts and invites the Dealer to register directly with them and will provide full instructions.

Vehicle Dealers must accept the Terms laid out in the Framework Agreement which will be supplied to the Dealer during the application process.  The Dealer must also recognise that those Terms may be subject to change at SEAI’s discretion in order to enhance the integrity and performance of the Grant Scheme.

The Dealer must meet the following key criteria in order to qualify for participation in the Scheme:

  • Posses formal approval from the Vehicle Importer to trade vehicle types
  • Possess valid Tax and Insurance Certificates and keep these up to date. Failure to update either of these certificates will result in automatic withdrawal of permission to make Applications and will prevent release of grant payments
  • Insurances required include
    • Motor Trade Road Risk – this is motor insurance to cover the risk associated with driving vehicles belonging to the Dealer or in the custody of the Dealer
    • Motor Trade Internal Risks – this insurance must provide cover at a minimum for Public & Product Liability and Employer’s Liability
  • Be compliant with the Waste Management (Batteries and Accumulators) Regulation as they apply to Motor Dealers and agree to only source battery and electrical components from suppliers who are registered with the WEEE Register Society Ltd. (see for more details)

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