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EV Charging Installation in Down

If you’re looking for the complete solution to chargers for electric cars in Down, Ecoplex Energy Solutions can meet your requirements in electric vehicle chargers.
We offer a variety of products and services that cover everything from the design phase to the setting up of chargers through to repairs and maintenance. We are experts in every area that is the electric vehicle. We’ll make sure you’re safe and safe!

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ABOUT DOWN COUNTY

County Down is one of the nine counties of Ulster, and one of the traditional 32 counties that comprise Ireland. It covers 961 sq miles (2,490 kilometers) with 531,665 inhabitants living there. It is bordered by County Antrim to the north and to the north, the Irish Sea to the east, County Armagh to the west as well as County Louth across Carlingford Lough to the southwest.

As the legendary Irish entertainer, Percy French wrote, “The mountains of Mourne extend across the ocean.” In reality, the Mourne Mountains of Down are a famous tourist attraction including Slieve Donard, at 2,785 feet, the highest mountain located in Northern Ireland. Its Mourne Wall stretches for 22 miles and connects fifteen of the Mourne mountains. Doan is a particularly popular mountain to climb.

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STATUS OF EV CAR IN DOWN COUNTY

Investing in an EV car in County Down is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint and save money on petrol.

As of October 2019, there were 1,381 plug-in cars registered in Northern Ireland, with County Down having the third-highest number of registrations at 514. The top three models of EVs registered in the county are the Nissan Leaf (158), BMW i3 (97), and Tesla Model S (92).

The majority of public charge points for EVs are in Belfast (109), with County Down having 30. However, the number of charge points is growing, with 62 new ones being installed across Northern Ireland in the last year.

DOWN ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING INSTALLATION SPECIALISTS

Ecoplex is one of the top manufacturers and installers of charging stations for electric cars situated within Down County. Our team of experts is authorized to set up charge stations for electric cars in homes and businesses. We’ll assist you in finding the best location to place your charger and make sure you have a secure and safe installation of your electric car charger.
We also offer repairs and maintenance that will keep your device in good condition for a long time.

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We Install The Smartest & Fastest EV Chargers On The Market

Home EV Car Charger Installation in Down

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

Home charging is typically the most efficient and cost-effective method of charging the electric vehicle you use. Because the majority of EV charging happens at home, it’s essential to find experts with the appropriate skills and experience to ensure the charging process is secure.

-We provide a selection of charging stations made by top-quality companies. They’re durable, stylish, and reasonably priced. They also have a three-year warranty from the manufacturer.

Commercial EV Car Charger Installation in Down

EcoPlex offers high-end Commercial Electric Vehicle Car Charger Installation in Down.

If you’re concerned that you’ll not be able to return home because of charging issues, EcoPlex offers solutions to charge your electric vehicle while you work.

We’re here to help you through the installation process and during regular maintenance. We’ll provide the most efficient and cost-effective solutions that meet your budget and your business’s needs.

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.

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€600 SEAI GRANT AVAILABLE FOR DOWN 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 Down

The Accelerated Capital Allowance Tax program is an incentive program designed to encourage companies to invest in innovative technologies that help them reduce their energy usage. It’s an incentive program specifically created to address tax-related concerns. ACA is an upgrade of the Capital Allowance for plants and machinery. It applies to devices that use less energy like charging for electric cars.

ACA was based on the “Wear and Tear” allowance to finance purchases of machinery and capital investment. Capital depreciation can be repaid via tax reductions.

The grant allows companies to decrease their profits when they purchase the equipment. It is a tax-free incentive that the government gives at a specific time which is 12.5% of capital expenditures.

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 arrange a free consultation! We’ll be glad to answer any questions you may have regarding Electric Vehicle Charging Installation in Down and assist you with the ideal charging solution that meets 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.

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?

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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