Vehicle Importers are authorised by the Vehicle Manufacturer to import their vehicle types into this country for sale. The Importer licences a network of authorised Vehicle Dealers to trade their products. They ensure that the Dealers are sufficiently trained and equipped to provide the technical support necessary to provide an appropriate quality of service for the Consumer purchasing the vehicle.
Vehicle Importers planning to import Electric Vehicles (i.e. Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) or Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)) which meet the Vehicle performance criteria as outlined, may apply to register their company name and vehicle products with SEAI for inclusion in the EV Grant Scheme. Once approved, a Vehicle Importer then has the right to nominate individual authorised Dealers and Vehicle types to SEAI for participation in the Scheme.
Vehicle Importers must meet the following criteria
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