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EV Charging Installation in Kildare

If you’re looking for a one-stop-shop EV Charging Installation in Kildare, Ecoplex Energy Solutions will handle all your electric vehicle charging needs. We offer a wide range of services and products, from sales and installation of charging stations to repairs and maintenance. We know everything there is to know about electric vehicles, so you can rest assured that you’re in good hands!

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ABOUT KILDARE COUNTY

Kildare is considered the 24th largest of Ireland’s 32 counties with a population of 222,504. Its county town is Naas. Kildare is part of the Mid-East Region and is also located in the province of Leinster.

Known as the “Thoroughbred County”, Kildare is home to many stud farms. The landscape of Kildare consists of rolling plains with hectares of forest and sites that have been designated as Nature Reserves.

Other notable attractions in Kildare include the Japanese Gardens at St. Fiachra’s Garden, the Curragh Racecourse, and Punchestown Racecourse.

Kildare is also home to two of Ireland’s largest shopping centers – Whitewater Shopping Centre in Newbridge and The Square in Tallaght.

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STATUS OF EV CAR IN KILDARE COUNTY

A total number of 451 electric vehicles (EVs) have been sold within Kildare in 2021, according to the most recent figures shown.

Kildare witnessed a higher than average number of people choosing sustainable modes of transport.

Brian Cooke, director-general of the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI), stated that the sale of Electric Vehicles (EVs) more than doubled by 2021. In addition, with the purchase of EVs supported by SEAI grants, we can expect to see an increase in brand new EVs on Irish roads by 2022.

KILDARE EV CHARGING INSTALLATION SPECIALISTS

Ecoplex is one of the leading suppliers and installers of electric car charging points in Kildare County. Our team of experts is fully certified to install electric vehicle charging stations in both domestic and commercial properties. We’ll work with you to determine the best location for your charger, and ensure that it’s installed safely and correctly.
We also offer a maintenance and repair service, so you can keep your charger in good working order for years to come.

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We Install The Smartest & Fastest EV Chargers On The Market

Home EV Car Charger Installation in Kildare

EcoPlex supplies and offers Home EV Car Charger Installation in Kildare using high-quality home chargers for electric cars starting from only €500.

The home charging method is often the most convenient and economical method of charging an electric vehicle. Since the majority of charging for your vehicle will take place at your home, it’s essential to choose a service like ours that has the experience and expertise to perform a secure and effective installation.

We provide a range of charging points made by top-quality manufacturers. They’re reliable and stylish, as well as affordable, and protected by a three-year manufacturer warranty.

Commercial EV Car Charger Installation in Kildare

EcoPlex provides high-quality Commercial EV Car Charger Installation in Kildare.

If you are worried about being unable to return home from work, EcoPlex offers solutions to charge your phone in the office so that you can focus on the things that matter.

We take pride in providing complete consultation on the installation and ongoing maintenance of the services we offer. We always offer the most cost-effective recommendations and unbiased advice for your budget and your business.

Smart charge stations that we install will monitor the use of electricity by your employees. They will also offer digital reports either every week, month-to-month, quarterly, or every year.

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€600 SEAI GRANT AVAILABLE FOR KILDARE EV CAR CHARGER INSTALLATION

You can claim up to €600 to purchase and installing of an electric home charger.

It is a support program funded by the government to help homeowners install an electric vehicle charger in their homes. The scheme offers a grant of €600 towards the purchasing and installation of the home charging device. The applicant must be an owner of a qualifying second-hand or new electric vehicle (EV).

For more details on further details on SEAI Grant, read our FAQs here or contact us right now.

ACA (TAX INCENTIVE SCHEME FOR BUSINESSES) – Commercial Installing EV Car Chargers in Kildare

The Accelerated Capital Allowance tax is an incentive program that encourages businesses to invest in technology that saves energy. It is a tax incentive scheme that ACA is based on the existing Capital Allowance for machinery and plant and only applies to equipment that is energy efficient, such as chargers for electric vehicles.

ACA is based on the “Wear and Tear Allowance” for capital plant and machinery investment, wherein capital depreciation is refunded by reducing an organization’s tax obligation.

The grant permits businesses to lower the cost of equipment by subtracting their profits during the year that they purchased the equipment. It is the tax savings granted by the government in the year that is 12.5% of the present cost of capital expenditure.

For more information about ACA, look up the FAQs listed below. Click here for more information.

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See what our customers have to say!

If you are considering having an EV charger installed at your home or business, see what our customers have to say. Know more about our quality service through their genuine reviews. 

Contact us today to schedule a free consultation! We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have about EV Charging Installation in Kildare, and help you find the perfect charging solution for your needs.

Larry Fox
2022-03-29
What an experience it was having this company installing a car charger at my house. From speaking with Emer who booked the Installation and the Electrician who was on sight could not have being more helpful and explained how everything work and more importantly Cleaned up everything when he was finished would highly recommend Ecoplex as company thanks for everything
ROB MCCARTHY
2022-03-16
Just had a wallbox car charger installed by Ecoplex, I have to say these guys are great. From my initial enquiry through to the final installation, everything was explained and when the guys came to do the install, they were very friendly and couldn't have been more professional. What a great service, I'd highly recommend - Thank you !
Dermot Gaynor
2022-03-04
After a good bit of research, I selected Ecoplex for my EC Home Charging unit. The decision was made based on the speed of response to my initial enquiry, the assessment of which unit (Wallbox Plus) would be most appropriate and the information in advance regarding what would be involved in installation - Ecoplex was the only supplier that confirmed (based on the same information given to each) that it could be linked to my external meter cabinet as opposed to having to link it to my internal main fuse board. This was important to me. Joanna & Emer in the office and electrician Dessie who installed it were friendly, knowledgeable and professional in everything they did. Thank you.
Apostle Stephanie Olufunso Abraham
2022-02-25
I was glad to have contacted and met a good team like you from the beginning to the end, a straightforward explanation of what I needed. Not only that, you were good and fast with your service. Thanks for being helpful, and it's really a pleasure having you fix my 'Wallbox' charger.
Bernard Mc Cormick
2022-02-16
Dessie arrived at the exact time & did exactly what he said he would. Fitted the "wallbox" unit in an hour and had me up and running within minutes. Tidy and smart app is a must. Very professional service, very knowledgeable on all things "Eco". Glad I went with Ecoplex. Well Done
Niall Rock
2022-02-10
Just had Dessie and Matthew out from ecoplex this afternoon to fit a car charger. Couldn’t of asked for a better service. The lads took me through everything and explained everything I needed to do to finish my application for the gov. Grant. Was a pleasure to deal with the company from the 1st phone call. Will be recommending to others.
Paul Ryan
2022-02-09
Ecoplex did a great job installing my new Wallbox car charger. Fast and efficient service and really friendly staff. Highly recommend them to anyone looking for a car charger.
Marc Tanguy
2022-02-08
After much research I went with Ecoplex for the installation of my EV home charger. They were able to answer all of my questions before installation and the electrical work was of a high standard - with the electrician even working with the ESB on the upgrades. Joanna, Emer and Dessie (electrician) all very helpful and friendly to work with. I would recommend Ecoplex if you are considering a similar job.

€600 SEAI Grant Available - EV Car Charger Installation

Experienced

Our team here at Ecoplex have many years experience installing electric vehicle charging points and are qualified to supply and fit domestic, commercial and workplace charging solutions to the highest possible standards.

Cost Effective

We offer a wide range off electric vehicle chargers including some of the most affordable options on the market. We can advise you on the government’s SEAI & ACA grant scheme which can reduce the cost of your charger installation by up to €600.

One Stop Shop

At Ecoplex we will work with you all the way through the process. We will advise you about the grants available to you, help you through the paperwork process, install your new electric vehicle charger and provide maintenance should you have any issues.

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How much does it cost to install an electric car charger in Ireland?

We offer EV car chargers for a price of between €1,100 and €1,500 depending on the charger type and the specifications of your home. It is important to note that the SEAI Grant offers you a reduction of €600 on this installation. So, you are looking at between €500 and €900 installed. At EcoPlex we only use the best EV car chargers and installation methods, so rest assured that you’ll be getting the best bang for buck possible. 

Any private owner who buys an EV car after the date of 01/01/2018, new or used, is eligible for the SEAI grant of €600. The car must be parked off-street and the EV car charger must be connected to the fuse board of the home of the applicant. The vehicle must be registered for private use to the applicant and to the address of the property where the EV car charger is being installed. 

 

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How long does it take to charge my electric car?

There are many factors that’ll have an impact on your power consumption and time to charge. 

How long it takes to charge your electric car really depends on the type of charging station and your car model. Driving style, traffic speed and road conditions all have an impact on power consumption.

What does it cost to charge my electric car?

The average electricity fee at night is about €0,095 per kWh in Ireland at night (consumer rate). Let’s say your electric car has an empty battery and approximately 40 kWh capacity. Depending on your driving style, your car should be able to reach approximately 280 to 320 km on a single charge. Charging your electric car would cost a total of 40 x 0.095 = €3.80. This means that the power consumption per 100 kilometres is just around €1,24-1,28.

Can I charge my car on any charger?

Yes and no. Just like regular electricity outlets, charging stations may have different outlets and connectors depending on the country where you’re charging and your car brand’s origin. Luckily, to make things less complicated, car manufacturers and most countries have now reduced the options to just 2 types of outlets and connectors. From the car’s side, a Type 1 socket is common for Japanese and American vehicles, and a Type 2 socket is common for European vehicles. Note: all Tesla models have a specific type of socket in the US, whereas in Europe, all Tesla models are equipped with a Type 2 socket. From the charging station’s side, all chargers in both Europe and the US are equipped with a Type 2 socket. A charging station with a fixed cable is an exception; in this case, you would always have to check if the attached cable fits into your car’s socket.

How much maintenance does a car charger need?

Very little. Despite being an advanced technology, electric cars are remarkably simple to maintain. The same is true for EV charging stations. If installed properly and built modularly, every piece can be easily replaced. Charging stations with online connectivity also enable remote diagnostics and repair, so you won’t be left stranded in the rare event of charger malfunction

Can electric car chargers be charged in the rain?

Yes, of course. Electric vehicles can definitely be charged in the rain as proper covering shields and protective layers are applied to the charging plugs and charging stations. That prevents any kind of sparks, current loss, water mixing or short circuit.

Am I eligible to receive the SEAI Home Charger grant?

Eligibility criteria

Applicant

  • Any private owner who buys an eligible EV from 01/01/2018 is eligible to apply for this grant.
  • The EV must be parked on an off-street parking location associated with the home and the charger must be connected back to the fuse board of the home of the applicant.
  • The Meter Point Reference Number (MPRN), which you can find on your electricity bill, will be used to confirm the location of your home.
  • The property can not be associated with a previous EV vehicle grant and charge point offer. For example, it can not have availed of the free ESB Ecars home charger pre 2018.
  • Do not commence any work before the start date on your Letter of Offer otherwise this expenditure will be deemed ineligible and you will not receive grant support for it.

How do I claim the SEAI grant?

Step by step process

  1. Complete the SEAI’s online Electric Vehicle Home Charger grant application form. You will need your Meter Point Reference Number (the full 11 digit number on the top of your electricity bill) and your home address Eircode. If you are buying a new EV here in Ireland and receiving an EV grant from SEAI, you will need to provide your application ID which will be available from your car dealer.
  2. You may also receive a hard copy of the application form from your nearest registered EV dealer.
  3. Once your application has been approved, you will receive a Letter of Offer. This will be issued to you complete with a set of Terms and Conditions and a Payment Request form.
  4. From when you receive your Letter of Offer, you have 6 months to complete the installation of your charge point.
  5. The work can only be performed by a fully qualified electrician who is registered accordingly with Safe Electric Ireland.
  6. Once the installation is completed you should complete the Payment Request Form. This will be completed by you and your Electrician.
  7. Your Electrician must provide you with a copy of the Certificate Number 3. Review this and ensure it is completed properly.
  8. Post your Payment Request Form to the address indicated on the Form together with the following items:
  • Fully signed and completed Payment Request Form including bank account details
  • Certificate Number 3
  • Copy of Test Record sheet from Electrician
  • Vehicle Registration Form (not required for a New car purchased in Ireland)
  • Photographs of the installed charge point and the EV showing vehicle registration plate

Your electrician must send a fully completed copy of the Certificate Number 3 to Safe Electric Ireland. We will check with Safe Electric Ireland that the relevant certificate has been filled for that work and that the electrician is a fully approved and registered electrician. Once this is confirmed, we will make an electronic payment of the grant amount to the bank details provided by the you.

Please note, on average applications will processed for payment on the Home Charger Grant Scheme in approximately 6-8 weeks from the date documents are received into SEAI.

How do I claim the ACA?

Claiming the ACA is very simple as the standard annual tax return procedure is the method used. The following are some simple guideline steps: ƒ

  1. Decide upon required piece of equipment.
  2. Ensure product is on the Triple E Products Register during relevant accounting period before purchasing.
  3. Claim the ACA for the purchased equipment on the company’s tax return form along with any other wear and tear allowances for machinery and plant

To find out if the equipment you bought, or plan to buy, is eligible for the ACA just go www.seai.ie/aca where the up to date Triple E Products Register is maintained by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI). For more detailed and definitive information on how to claim the ACA please contact The Irish Revenue Commissioners (www.revenue.ie).

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