EV Charging Installation in Donegal
If you’re searching for an all-in-one solution for electric car chargers within Donegal, Ecoplex Energy Solutions can satisfy your requirements for chargers for electric vehicles.
We provide a wide range of services and products that include everything in scope- from design to the installation of charging stations to servicing and repairs. We’re experts in the entire field of electric vehicles. We’ll ensure that you’re protected and secure!
ABOUT DONEGAL COUNTY
Donegal is known as the “Fort of the Foreigners”. It is the county with the highest northerly part of Ireland situated in the historic Province of Ulster. The tiny town of Lifford in the eastern part of Donegal is the county seat.
The population of Donegal is concentrated on the coasts and in the valleys of the river. The principal towns include Donegal, Buncrana, Ballyshannon, and Letterkenny. Except for the county’s urban districts, Donegal is managed through a council of county officials and a county manager.
The motto of the county, “Up here it’s different,” conveys its distinctness and isolation from the other counties of Ireland. After a four-hour drive from the capital city, Donegal will reward you with castles and cottages along 300 miles of shoreline. Donegal is known for Slieve League Cliffs, The Poisoned Glen, Glenveagh National Park, Glenveagh Castle, The Inishowen Peninsula, Rossnowlagh Beach, and more.
STATUS OF EV CAR IN DONEGAL COUNTY
Donegal County Council has recently added three electronic vehicles (EVs) to its vehicle fleet to encourage sustainability and climate change action. The Council recognizes the crucial role that the Council has to perform in the energy use reduction and climate change mitigation and adaptation.
The purchase of three EVs will mark the beginning of converting the fleet of vehicles that we hope to expand over the next few years. The vehicles were officially launched the last month by Cathaoirleach Donegal County Council, Cllr Jack Murray at the Council’s Machinery Yard, Lifford.
DONEGAL ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING INSTALLATION SPECIALISTS
Ecoplex is among the most prominent installers and suppliers of electric car charging stations located in Donegal County. Our expert team is fully licensed to install charging stations for electric vehicles in commercial and domestic homes. We’ll help you find the ideal location for your charger and ensure a safe and secure installation of your electric car charger.
We also provide repairs and maintenance to maintain your device in great condition for many years.
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Home EV Car Charger Installation in Donegal
EcoPlex supplies and offers Home EV Car Charger Installation in Donegal with high-quality home chargers for electric cars starting from only €500.
Home charging is usually the most cost-effective and efficient method of charging the electric vehicle you drive. Since the majority of the charging of your EV takes place at home, it is important to find experts with the suitable abilities and expertise to ensure that the charging procedure is safe.
We offer a range of charging stations manufactured by top-quality firms. They’re stylish, durable, and affordable. They also come with a three-year guarantee from the manufacturer.
Commercial EV Car Charger Installation in Donegal
EcoPlex offers top-quality Commercial Electric Vehicle Car Charger Installation in Donegal.
If you’re worried you’ll be unable to drive home due to charging concerns, EcoPlex offers solutions to recharge your electric vehicle while working.
We’re here for you during the installation process and regular maintenance. We’ll offer you the most cost-effective and efficient solutions that fit your budget and company’s requirements.
Smart charging stations installed by our team of experts monitor the usage of energy by your employees. They can also send weekly, monthly, quarterly or annual reports in digital format.
€600 SEAI GRANT AVAILABLE FOR DONEGAL EV CAR CHARGER INSTALLATION
You could be eligible with up to €600 to buy and install an electric home car charger.
The government-funded program was developed to help homeowners install chargers in their homes. The program offers the option of loaning up to €600 to purchase an EV home charger. The applicant must have a newly bought EV or a second-hand one to be qualified to participate in the program.
For more 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 Donegal
The Accelerated Capital Allowance Tax program is an incentive program designed to encourage firms to invest in new technologies that reduce their energy use. It’s an incentive program specifically designed to address tax-related issues. ACA is an enhancement to the Capital Allowance for plants and machinery. It applies to equipment that uses less energy such as electric car chargers.
ACA was based on a “Wear and Tear” allowance to fund purchases of machinery as well as capital investments. Capital depreciation is repaid through tax reductions.
The grant permits businesses to reduce their profit at the time they bought the equipment. It’s an incentive tax-free that the government offers at a particular time that is 12.5% of capital expenses.
For more information about ACA, look up the FAQs listed below. Click here for more information.
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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.
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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?
- 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
- 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.
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:
- 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).