EV Charging

EV Charging

Galway Electrical Services utilise their extensive project experience to offer the newest EV charging technology to both our commercial and domestic clients nationwide.

We bring the client through the whole process, from initial site survey, through bespoke charge-point solutions to final commissioning.

We are Safe Electric approved, and all our installations are completed to the Safe Electric standards.

Supplying everything from your standard home charging unit to the powerful 150kW DC charge points found on roadways, streets, apartment building carparks, medium-large scale office buildings, factories, hospitals, colleges, and schools nationwide.  

Installation Grants & Tax Incentives

Accelerated Capital Allowance (ACA) for Businesses. The Accelerated Capital Allowance (ACA) is a tax incentive scheme that promotes investment in energy  efficient products & equipment such as EV / PHEV chargers.

Eligibility for ACA

The ACA tax incentive is available to companies, sole traders & farmers that operate and pay corporation tax in Ireland.

​Equipment Use

The equipment purchased must be energy efficient & purchased new. It cannot be leased, let, or hired to any person.

​Time Period

ACA can be claimed for the accounting period in which the equipment was first provided if the equipment is included in the published list at some stage during that
accounting period. When a business invests in eligible energy efficient equipment, they can then deduct the entire cost of the installation from their profits in the same year i.e., their taxable profit in that year is reduced by the entire cost of the equipment.

​How to claim the ACA tax incentive?

  • Decide on the equipment you require​.Ensure the equipment model is eligible for ACA by checking the Triple E product register before making the purchase.
  • Claim the ACA through your company's return of income form (CT1).
  • There is now a field for ACA on the form alongside the standard capital allowances entry field.

Rules of Qualifications

The ACA Tax incentive is subject to the same rules as the standard plant and machinery wear & tear allowance.
The difference is the acceleration to 100% of capital expenditure during the 1st year of its purchase. You do not need approval for expenditure on energy
efficient equipment; normal self-assessment tax provisions apply.

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SEAI EV Home Charger Grant

The SEAI are offering a €600 grant towards the installation of a home EV charger.

Applicant Eligibility Criteria

  • Your EV must be parked in off-street parking associated with the house & the charge-point must be connected back to the fuse-board of the house.
  • Your metre point reference number (MPRN) will be used to confirm your address.
  • The property cannot have availed of a previous home charge-point scheme.
  • DO NOT COMMENCE any work prior to receiving your Letter of Offer, otherwise you will not be reimbursed for the installation.

Vehicle Eligibility Criteria

  • Vehicles registered new or used in 2018 are eligible.
  • Only vehicles which are now or were previously eligible for grant support under the EV grant scheme are eligible.
  • EV's include Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV's) & Plug in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV's).
  • Vehicles which are purchased new in Ireland / second hand in Ireland, or privately imported new or second hand & registered in Ireland in 2018 are eligible.

Application Process

1. You can apply in a variety of ways; via email to the SEAI EV grants scheme, filling in a hard copy of the form at your nearest EV dealership, or simply apply online on the SEAI website.

2. Once approved you will receive your Letter of Offer & you will have 6 months to complete the installation. Work can only be completed by a fully qualified electrician who is registered with Safe Electric.

3. Once the installation is complete, you should complete the Payment Request Form. This is completed by you & the installer. Your installer must provide you with a copy of the Certificate Number 3. Review this & ensure it is correct.

4. Post your Payment Request Form along with the following items to the address indicated on the form.​

  • Fully signed & completed Request Form including Bank A/C details
  • Certificate Number 3
  • Vehicle registration form (Not required for a new car purchased in Ireland)
  • Photos of the installed charge-point & the EV showing vehicle registration.

5. Your electrician must also send a copy of the Certificate Number 3 to Safe Electric Ireland. SEAI will then check that the Cert arrived & that the electrician is properly registered. Once this is confirmed, the SEAI will issue a payment of the grant amount to the bank details provided by you. 

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