Electric driving

Electric driving
Grants and incentives

Choosing an electric car is the obvious choice: less environmental impact, more performance. Additionally, there are several financial incentives. Learn more about how the Irish government helps to make the switch.

Choosing an electric car is the obvious choice: less environmental impact, more performance. Additionally, there are several financial incentives. Learn more about how the Irish government helps to make the switch.

  • Help towards installing a home charging point

    The cheapest, easiest and fastest way to charge an electric car at home is to use a dedicated EV charging unit.  The Electric Vehicle Home Charger Grant through the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) provides grant funding of up €600 for you to claim towards the cost of installing a charging point at home. 

    More information: SEAI

  • Road tax exemption for BEVs

    Pure battery electric vehicles (BEV) like Polestar 2 qualify for the lowest rate of motor tax at €120 per annum.  

    Tax your Polestar

  • Additional Grants

    SEAI provide a grant of up to €5,000 towards the purchase of new battery electric vehicles (BEVs) for private purchase. 

    More information

  • Company Cars

    If a company car is also driven for private use (including commuting), the Revenue classifies it as a Benefit in Kind. This means you have to pay tax on it according to the OMV of the car. Fully electric vehicles like the Polestar 2 are eligible for BIK exemptions

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