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Increased Supports for Electric Vehicles in 2022

Increased Supports for Electric Vehicles in 2022

Date: 18 Nov 2021

Department of Transport provides details of eligibility and temporary extensions for EV schemes under Budget 2022.

Ireland’s Climate Action Plan sets out an ambitious target of a fleet of almost 1 million electric vehicles by 2030. To align with this target, the Department of Transport has outlined new measures and incentives in Budget 2022 to drive the transition to a majority electric fleet.  

Budget 2022 welcomes €100m which will be provided over the course of the year almost double the level of funding in 2021. 

Some of the funding includes: 

1) Prolongation of the purchase grant scheme at existing levels for fully electric passenger cars and vans, and the refocusing of exchequer funding on zero tailpipe emission vehicles. 

2) From 01 January the PHEV purchase grant of €2,500 will no longer exist, however these vehicles will continue to attract supports including home charger grants and tolls. Please note however that all new applications for Plug in Hybrid Vehicle grants will only be accepted for vehicles delivered, registered, and taxed before the end of December 2021. 

3) Any PHEV or BEV (above the 60k value threshold) which has an existing grant offer and was due to be delivered in 2021 but has met unforeseen delays due to semi-conductor shortage, may avail of an extension to 31st March 2022. 

4) This extension will be available to both private motorists and eSPSV (taxi) drivers who have grant offers in the system currently. 

5) Continuation and expansion of the home charging infrastructure scheme to include multi-unit dwellings. 

6) Continuation of a grant scheme for taxi and hackney drivers. 

7) Prolongation of an alternatively fuelled heavy goods vehicles purchase grant scheme. 

8) Prolongation of the Low Emission Vehicle Toll Incentive Scheme. 

9) Establishment of a revised scheme for public point charging. 

10) Establishment of a new scheme for electric vans. 

11) Establishment of a new scheme for destination charging. 

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