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EV Charging Installation in Laois

If you’re searching for an all-in-one shop for EV Charging Installation in Laois, Ecoplex Energy Solutions will meet all your electric vehicle charging needs.
We offer a range of products and services including sales and the installations of chargers to repairs and service. We’re experts on everything you need to be aware of about electric vehicles, so you’ll be able to rest assured you’ll receive top-quality service from us!

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ABOUT LAOIS COUNTY

Not to be misunderstood by a Southeast Asian country, County Laois, which sounds like “leash”, is Ireland’s landlocked county. It borders only one other county on the coast.

Previously called the “Queen’s County”, Laois got its current name with the advent of the Irish Free State in 1922. The town of the county, Portlaoise, has seen some industrial development in the last decade, however, many Laoise residents prefer to commute for a ride to Kildare and as far as Dublin for jobs in high-tech.

Located not too close to Dublin, County Laois is an ideal destination for people looking for a different approach to city life and keen to be in the natural. The county is landlocked and has just a handful of lakes. Laois offers a fantastic illustration of the authentic Irish county, rich with old ruins, historical sites, museums, and traditional Irish pubs. This includes Aghaboe Abbey, Brittas Lake, Ballaghmore Castle, Dunamaise Arts Centre, Donaghmore Famine Workhouse Museum, Heywood Gardens, The Rock of Dunamase, Emo Court, The Fisherman’s Thatched Inn, and Arderin.

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STATUS OF EV CAR IN LAOIS COUNTY

In total, there were 323 new automobile sales across Laois in January. That’s one-fourth less than they were a year earlier and more than 30% lower than in 2020 before the pandemic struck.

Nationally, sales of new cars are similar to how it was in 2021. However, statistics from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) reveal that sales are 22% below levels before the pandemic (2019).

The reason for this is supply chain problems that result from lock-downs.

Locally and nationally, electric vehicle sales continue to rise dramatically. There were 2,714 electric cars (EVs) available in January 2021. This was nearly double that of 2020.

In Laois, there were registered electric sales of 28 in March, against 13 during the same time of last year.

LAOIS ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING INSTALLATION SPECIALISTS

Ecoplex is among the most well-known service providers with charging station installers and chargers for electric vehicles located in Laois County. Our team of experts is certified to install chargers for electric vehicles in commercial and domestic homes. We’ll help you choose the most suitable location to place your charger and ensure it’s placed safely and in a safe method.

We also provide repairs and maintenance services to ensure that your device is in good functioning condition, ensuring that your device’s charging is in good working order for the many years to come.

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We Install The Smartest & Fastest EV Chargers On The Market

Home EV Car Charger Installation in Laois

EcoPlex provides and assists with EV chargers installation at houses in Laois with the highest-quality home chargers specifically designed for electric vehicles. They begin at €500.

Home charging is generally the most efficient and cost-effective method of charging your electric vehicle. Since the bulk of the charge for your car happens in your home, you must select a business like us with the expertise to guarantee a safe and secure installation.

We offer a variety of charging stations by top-quality manufacturers. They’re strong, stylish, economical, and backed with a 3-year warranty.

Commercial EV Car Charger Installation in Laois

EcoPlex offers high-end Commercial EV Auto Charger maintenance and installation in Laois.

If you’re worried about getting back from work, EcoPlex offers solutions to recharge your phone at the office, allowing you to focus on the important things.

We’re delighted to provide an entire consultation regarding the installation and maintenance of car chargers. We’ll always give the most cost-effective and honest suggestions to suit your budget and your company’s needs.

The smart charge stations we installed will keep an eye on the energy usage of your staff. They will also supply weekly digital reports monthly, quarterly, or at the end of each year.

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€600 SEAI GRANT AVAILABLE FOR LAOIS EV CAR CHARGER INSTALLATION

You are eligible to receive the maximum amount of €600 to buy and set up an electric home.

It is a government-funded program designed to aid homeowners with connecting charging devices to their vehicles at home. The program offers a grant of €600 for the home charger purchase and installation. It is essential to be an eligible new or second-hand electric car (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 Laois

The Accelerated Capital Allowance Tax is an incentive plan to motivate firms to invest in technology that can help conserve energy. It is an incentive tax scheme for plants and machinery that are energy-efficient such as charging stations for electric vehicles.

ACA is founded upon “Wear and Tear Allowance” for machinery and capital plants and capital depreciation. It is the reduction of a company’s tax burden.

The grant permits businesses to reduce equipment costs by taking profits from the year they purchased the equipment. It is a tax benefit that the government grants throughout the year which is equal to 12.5% of the current capital cost.

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 Laois, and help you find the perfect charging solution for your needs.

Paul Gill
2022-07-08
Recommended from a family member. We got an EV charger installed and couldnt be happier with the service. The price was very competitive and we are delighted with the installation. 5 stars!!
Jennith OHanlon
2022-07-08
We had a Solar and ev charger installed by Ecoplex Energy.The installers were very professional and tidy at their job.The Solar is working extremely efficiently for us and the wall box charger works very well.Emer in the office is extremely helpful and has always been there whenever I had any questions!Nothing to say but good things
Brendan Bane
2022-07-01
Ecoplex recently helped me solve a problem with a wallbox installed in March 21. Throughout the process your colleague Eimear was fantastic. She always followed up with a phone call when she said she would. It is your people who make your business a success and if Eimear is the benchmark then you have a great team!
Billy Hann
2022-07-01
What a great service from Ecoplex Energy Solutions who installed an EV charger for me today. The electrician Kevin, was an extremely pleasant young man who done a really neat and fantastic job. Emer providing support in the office was great to. Top class 👍👍
Michael Rogers
2022-06-29
Delighted with all aspects of the service. Home EV charger installed yesterday. The lads arrived on time. They worked quickly and efficiently and completed the job in 2 hours. On the administration side of things, all documentation needed for the grant payment application was provided before I had to ask. First class all round.
Maciej
2022-05-27
I would like to highly recommend Ecoplex especially Emer from the office for professional customer service that explained everything about SEAI grant and walbox. I would also like to thank the electrician (Luke) who came long before the agreed time and for the clean work for the very quick and professional installation.
Conor Biddle
2022-05-18
Highly recommend Ecoplex. Really nice people, with a lot of helpful advice. They were able to install my Zappi charger at very short notice and their installer couldn't have been any better!
DAZZA NIC
2022-05-06
I have yet to test the charger as my new car has not been delivered. But I must write this review now or I will forget. Really enjoyed dealing with this company, so nice and polite and explained things really well. They have an agreeable price point (others were quoting more and doing less!). Dessie and his colleague were brilliant at their job and you could tell that they were knowledgeable and efficient. They did over and above with a smile and I was really pleased with them. Very professional. I wish others would follow your lead ! Well done and thanks again......Now for solar panels. Speak soon.
David O Malley
2022-04-27
Conor fitted a car charger for me last Friday, he did a lovely neat clean job, very happy with his work and with Ecoplex service!

€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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