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Ireland

Capital: Dublin
Population: 4,630,000
Total land area (km2): 70,273 km2
Passenger cars: 1,985,000
Highway (km): 1,200 km
Category Description
Purchase Subsidies

Ireland - purchase subsidies

Grant support where the consumer receives up to €5,000 off the cost price of the vehicle.  

Registration Tax Benefits

Ireland - Registration tax benefit

EV's qualify for VRT (purchase tax) reliefs of up to €5,000.  

Ownership Tax Benefits

Ireland - Ownership tax benefit

Tax reduction - CO2 based motor tax

Company Tax Benefits

Ireland - Company tax benefit

A tax incentive for companies paying corporation tax is in place in the form of Accelerated Capital Allowances for Energy Efficient Equipment.  Since 2008, this scheme has been allowing companies to write off 100% of the purchase value of qualifying energy efficient equipment against their profit in the year of purchase. The scheme supports the purchase of BEVs, PHEVs, hybrid vehicles and the associated charging equipment.

Local Incentives

Ireland - local incentives

- Free on-street parking while charging in some local authorites.
- Regulations made to provide for distinct marking of on-street space for charging of Evs.

- Free charging at normal and high power public recharging points.

Infrastructure Incentives

Ireland - Infrastructure incentives

Free installation of domestic chargers up to 2,000 charging points
Category Description
Purchase Subsidies

Ireland - purchase subsidies

Grant support where the consumer receives up to €5,000 off the cost price of the vehicle.  

Registration Tax Benefits

Ireland - Registration tax benefit

EV's qualify for VRT (purchase tax) reliefs of up to €5,000.  

Ownership Tax Benefits

Ireland - Ownership tax benefit

Tax reduction - CO2 based motor tax

Company Tax Benefits

Ireland - Company tax benefit

A tax incentive for companies paying corporation tax is in place in the form of Accelerated Capital Allowances for Energy Efficient Equipment.  Since 2008, this scheme has been allowing companies to write off 100% of the purchase value of qualifying energy efficient equipment against their profit in the year of purchase. The scheme supports the purchase of BEVs, PHEVs, hybrid vehicles and the associated charging equipment.

Local Incentives

Ireland - local incentives

- Free on-street parking while charging in some local authorites.
- Regulations made to provide for distinct marking of on-street space for charging of Evs.

- Free charging at normal and high power public recharging points.

Infrastructure Incentives

Ireland - Infrastructure incentives

Free installation of domestic chargers up to 2,000 charging points