ZEVI grants, administered by SEAI, offer a range of electric vehicle charging grants
Electric Vehicle Home Charger Grant
About the scheme
The Electric Vehicle Home Charger Grant is a government funded support scheme assisting residents and homeowners to install an electric vehicle charge point on their property. The scheme provides a grant up to the value of €600 towards the purchase and installation of a home charger unit. To receive payment, you must ensure that you use a Safe Electric Registered Electrical Contractor.
The grant is now open to homeowners to apply for a grant, whether they own an electric vehicle or not. This charge point can also be used for visitor use or at rented accommodation.
The EV Home Charger Grant Scheme will only support smart chargers which are registered on SEAI’s Smart Charger Register.
Smart Chargers can be registered by a manufacturer/supplier here.
Funding for the EV Home Charger scheme is provided by Zero Emission Vehicles Ireland (ZEVI) based in the Department of Transport. SEAI operates this grant scheme on behalf of ZEVI.
Apartment Charging Grant
The apartment charger grant assists residents and owners of apartments and other multi-unit developments who want to install a home charger for their Electric Vehicle (EV) and which are not covered by the pre-existing grants. The grant is designed for bulk installation of chargers at a single location, and supports cabling, infrastructure, labour, and construction costs. Owners management companies, housing bodies, local authorities, commercial and private landlords can apply.
Funding for the apartment charger grant scheme is provided by Zero Emission Vehicles Ireland (ZEVI) based in the Department of Transport. SEAI operates this grant scheme on behalf of ZEVI.
If there is no existing EV charging system or network in your car park, the company responsible for managing the complex can apply to SEAI for grant support. SEAI will provide up to 80% funding for infrastructure costs and will also offer € 600 per charge point installed. The management company can make independent arrangements with you to pay for any difference to acquire ownership of the charger. Watch our short video animation that explains the process.
If an EV charging network is already present in your complex, contact your Management Company to request permission to join the local network. They will instruct you about what equipment and supplier must be used and how to set up an account to pay for the use of the system. When you have completed this step, visit the Home Charger online grant system and make an application for a Home Charger grant.
Who can apply
Owners Management Companies
Management companies of Build-to-Rent developments
Approved Housing Bodies
Management companies, or equivalent, of any multi-unit development with two or more units that share facilities, amenities, and services and where shared or private parking is available, but which do not have dedicated private off-street parking.
Private and commercial landlords who own one or more units in a development are also eligible to apply under the home charger grant but only for a bulk installation of chargers.
If you do not fall under any of the above categories but belong to a development that meets the definition, please contact SEAI via EVChargers@seai.ie to discuss your potential eligibility.