EV Charging Installation in Cork
If you’re searching for an all-in-one source in EV Charging Installation in Cork, Ecoplex Energy Solutions can take care of your electric vehicle charging requirements.
We provide a wide range of services and products, which range from sales and installation of charging stations, as well as repair and maintenance. We’re experts in all that you should be aware of about electric vehicles, so you can rest assured that you’re receiving the best electric vehicle charging in our hands!
ABOUT CORK COUNTY
The second-largest and most popular county, Cork is known as “the rebel county” which is a reference to its involvement in the 20th century War of Independence. Cork has a long history of challenging authority.
Cork is the largest region of Ireland that is part of the Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland’s Ancient East. With more than 1000km of coastline, there’s an incredible array of adventures to enjoy in Cork County.
Other notable attractions in Cork include the Fota Wildlife Park, Dunlough Castle, and the Cobh Heritage Centre. It is an institution located in the town of Cobh in which the center is home to the “Queenstown Experience.
STATUS OF EV CAR IN CORK COUNTY
Cork City Council has taken the lead nationwide by installing at least 76 electric cars (EVs) in operation and thus creating the largest local authority fleet of EVs across the country.
The decision of the Cork City Council to switch to electric vehicles is a major element of the city’s Climate Action Plan which advocates the need to cut down on emissions mobility. Electric vehicles improve air quality and produce less than half of the carbon emissions from petrol vehicles and improve the health of Cork’s residents and better to live in.
Also, it will benefit huge savings of as much as €700,000 over the course of five years after the deployment of the electric fleet that will replace diesel vehicles.
CORK ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING INSTALLATION SPECIALISTS
Ecoplex is one of the top installers and providers of charging stations for electric vehicles situated throughout Cork County. Our team of experts is certified to set up charge stations for electric automobiles in both domestic and commercial residences. We’ll help you determine the most appropriate place for your charger, and make sure it’s installed correctly and in a safe way.
We also offer repairs and maintenance services to keep your device in top working condition, ensuring that you ensure that your charging device is in top condition for many years to come.
We Install The Smartest & Fastest EV Chargers On The Market
Home EV Car Charger Installation in Cork
EcoPlex offers and assists with the home installation of EV chargers in Cork with top-quality home chargers specifically designed for electric vehicles, starting at €500.
Home charging is usually the most cost-effective and efficient method to charge your electric car. Since the majority of charging for your vehicle will be done within your home, you must choose a company such as ours that has the knowledge and experience to ensure the safety and efficiency of your installation.
We have a wide selection of charging stations that are made by top-quality manufacturers. They’re stylish and durable, inexpensive, and backed by a three-year warranty from the manufacturer.
Commercial EV Car Charger Installation in Cork
EcoPlex provides high-end Commercial EV Auto Charger installation and service in Cork.
If you’re worried about being unable to leave work on time, EcoPlex offers solutions to recharge your mobile at the office, so that you can focus on what matters to you.
We are pleased to provide our clients with a complete consultation about the installation and ongoing maintenance of the services we offer. We’ll always give you the most cost-effective recommendations and honest recommendations for your budget as in your company.
Smart charge stations that are installed by us will track the use of energy by your employees. They will also send weekly reports in digital format each month, quarterly, or every year.
€600 SEAI GRANT AVAILABLE FOR CORK EV CAR CHARGER INSTALLATION
You are eligible to claim up to €600 to buy and install an electrical home charge.
It is a program of support for the government that is provided by the government to assist homeowners in the process of connecting charging equipment to their cars in their homes. The program grants a sum of €600 to buy the charger and installation of the home charger. You must also be an owner of a qualifying used 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 Cork
It is the Accelerated Capital Allowance Tax is an incentive scheme that is an incentive plan designed to motivate businesses to invest in new technologies that help save energy. It’s an incentive tax plan built on the Capital Allowance scheme for plants and machinery and is used for devices that are energy efficient such as charging stations for electric vehicles.
ACA is based on “Wear and Tear Allowance” for capital plant and machinery as well as capital depreciation. It is repaid through a reduction in the tax obligations of an organization.
The grant allows companies to lower their costs on equipment by removing earnings from the year they purchased the equipment. This is a tax-free benefit that the government provides during the entire year, which is equal to 12.5% of the current capital cost.
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€600 SEAI Grant Available - EV Car Charger Installation
Our Chargers work with the following car brands
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.
Learn more about Electric Car Charging services from Ecoplex
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
- 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.
Step by step process
- 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.
- You may also receive a hard copy of the application form from your nearest registered EV dealer.
- 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.
- From when you receive your Letter of Offer, you have 6 months to complete the installation of your charge point.
- The work can only be performed by a fully qualified electrician who is registered accordingly with Safe Electric Ireland.
- Once the installation is completed you should complete the Payment Request Form. This will be completed by you and your Electrician.
- Your Electrician must provide you with a copy of the Certificate Number 3. Review this and ensure it is completed properly.
- 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.
Claiming the ACA is very simple as the standard annual tax return procedure is the method used. The following are some simple guideline steps:
- Decide upon required piece of equipment.
- Ensure product is on the Triple E Products Register during relevant accounting period before purchasing.
- 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).