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EV Charging Installation in Galway

If you’re seeking the best and complete solution to charging for electric vehicles within Galway, Ecoplex Energy Solutions can satisfy your needs with electric car chargers.

We provide services and products that range from the designing phase to the installation of chargers to maintenance and repairs. We’re experts in all areas related to chargers of electric vehicles. We’ll ensure that you’re secure and secure!

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ABOUT GALWAY COUNTY

Known as “The City of Tribes”, Galway is one of the counties in the West of Ireland located in the Connacht region. Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on one side and mountain ranges of Connemara on the North, the bustling town of Galway has many stories of pirates, ancient ruins, bizarre researchers, disappearing lakes, and wandering bards.

Galway is a city with bustling roots dating into the early 13th century with the remains to prove it. The city’s reputation was so good that in the 15th century Christopher Columbus came to visit and pray inside St Nicholas’s. The County of Galway is also renowned as the capital of festivals in Ireland with at least the equivalent 122 events and festivals per year.

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STATUS OF EV CAR IN GALWAY COUNTY

Galway City Council has introduced eight electric vans as part of Phase one of the transition of its fleet of electric vehicles.

The eight Nissan e-NV200 vans are replacing eight diesel vehicles previously utilized in the city council. They are used by staff across various sections of the council ranging from Community Wardens to Housing Maintenance.

This initiative is one of Galway City Council Climate Action Plan and forms part of a plan to move toward zero-emission vehicles.

Brendan McGrath, Chief Executive of Galway City Council, said the 2020 Programme for Government has established a lofty goal to reduce 51% of Greenhouse Gases by 2030 and net-zero emissions by 2050.

 

GALWAY ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING INSTALLATION SPECIALISTS

Ecoplex is one of the top makers and installers of charging stations for electric vehicles within Galway County. Our team of experts is certified to set up electric vehicle charging stations for residential and commercial use. We’ll assist you in finding the perfect location to place your charger and ensure the safe installation of your electric car charger.
We also offer repair and maintenance services that ensure your device is in top condition for many years.

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We Install The Smartest & Fastest EV Chargers On The Market

Home EV Car Charger Installation in Galway

EcoPlex offers and supplies the installation of home EV chargers in Galway with top-quality Home chargers designed for electric vehicles starting at €500.

Home charging is generally the most cost-effective and efficient method to charge the electric vehicle you drive. Since most EV charging is done at home, it is essential to hire experts with the necessary skills and knowledge to ensure that charging is safe.

We offer a variety of charging stations produced by top-quality businesses. They’re stylish, durable, and affordable. They also come with a 3-year assurance from their manufacturer.

Commercial EV Car Charger Installation in Galway

EcoPlex provides top-of-the-line Commercial Electric Vehicle Car Charger Installation in Galway.

If you’re worried you’ll not be able to get back home due to charging issues, EcoPlex offers solutions to charge your electric vehicle when you’re working.

We’re here to help you through the process of installing and ongoing maintenance. We’ll offer you the most efficient and cost-effective solutions that satisfy your budget as well as the needs of your business.

Smart charging stations put by our team of experts will track the energy usage of your employees. They can also offer weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual reports in digital format.

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€600 SEAI GRANT AVAILABLE FOR GALWAY EV CAR CHARGER INSTALLATION

You may qualify with up to €600 to buy the electric vehicle charger.

The government-funded program was created to help homeowners install charging stations within their homes. This program gives the option of providing loans for €600 for the purchase of an electric home charging station for vehicles. The applicant must own the newly purchased EV and an earlier model to qualify for 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 Galway

The Accelerated Capital Allowance Tax is an incentive scheme that encourages businesses to invest in cutting-edge technologies that help them reduce their energy usage and address tax concerns. ACA is an improvement which is a modification to Capital Allowance for plant and machinery. It applies to machines that require less power, for example charging electric vehicles. You could be eligible to receive up to €600 to get and put in an electric car charging station.

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 permits companies to lower their profit by purchasing the equipment. It’s an incentive that is tax-free, and the government provides in a set period 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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See what our customers have to say!

If you’re considering an electric vehicle charger installed at your workplace or home, see what our customers say about us. Find out more about our superior service by reading their honest reviews.

Contact us now to set up a no-cost consultation! We’re happy to address any questions about the electric vehicle charger installation in Galway and offer you the most efficient charging solution to meet your requirements.

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.

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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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