EV Charging Installation in Antrim
If you’re searching for an all-in-one charging solution to charge electric cars within Antrim, Ecoplex Energy Solutions can meet the needs for electric vehicle charging.
We provide a variety of services and products including the installation and sales of charging stations to maintenance and repairs. We are experts in every aspect of electric vehicles. We’ll make sure you’re safe and in good hands!
ABOUT ANTRIM COUNTY
Located in the northeastern region of Ireland, County Antrim is one of the six counties in Northern Ireland, Belfast is the capital city, and the famed Giant’s Causeway is part of the stunning coastline.
At the northernmost tip of Torr Head, Antrim is just 12 miles away from the coastline of Scotland. To the south of the county, it is bound with Belfast Lough and Lough Neagh which is the most expansive lake of Ireland in the country, and to the west lies Co. Derry.
Antrim’s breathtaking coast is Antrim’s greatest attractive asset, with the most stunning being the valleys that run along the coast of the Glens of Antrim, between Glenarm and Ballycastle. From these glens are to the Antrim Mountains at the top of which is a magnificent flat moor land plateau, which is sloped to the River Bann Valley.
STATUS OF EV CAR IN ANTRIM COUNTY
The status of EV cars in Antrim County, Ireland is good. There are many options to choose from when it comes to purchasing an EV car. The government offers a variety of incentives for those who purchase an EV car, which makes the process more affordable. There are also many public charging stations available, so finding a place to charge your car is not difficult.
ANTRIM EV CHARGING INSTALLATION SPECIALISTS
Ecoplex is among the most prominent provider of chargers and installation points for electric vehicles within Antrim County. Our experts are licensed to install chargers for electric vehicles in commercial and residential structures. We’ll assist you in determining the most suitable location to place your charger, and ensure that it’s properly installed and secured.
We also provide repairs and maintenance that will ensure that your charging device is of good quality for an extended period of time.
We Install The Smartest & Fastest EV Chargers On The Market
Home EV Car Charger Installation in Antrim
EcoPlex supplies and offers Home EV Car Charger Installation in Antrim with high-quality home chargers for electric cars starting from only €500.
Home charging is typically the most cost-effective and efficient method to charge the electric car you drive. Because the majority of charging of your vehicle takes place at home, it’s crucial to find experts with the knowledge and experience to ensure safe and secure installation.
We offer a variety of charging stations produced by top-quality businesses. They’re strong and stylish, affordable, and are given a 3-year warranty by the manufacturers.
Commercial EV Car Charger Installation in Antrim
EcoPlex offers top-quality Commercial Electric Vehicle Car Charger Installation in Antrim.
If you’re concerned that you won’t be able to get to your job, EcoPlex offers solutions to charge your electric car while you’re on the job.
We’re glad to assist with the installation and regular maintenance. We’ll provide you with the most affordable alternatives and thoughtful solutions that fit within your budget and the requirements of your business.
Smart charging stations installed by our team will monitor the consumption of your employees’ energy. They also offer quarterly, monthly, or weekly, as well as annual ones that are digitally formatted.
€600 SEAI Grant Available for Antrim EV Car Charger Installation
You could be eligible for up to €600 to buy and install the electric household charger.
This government-funded program aims to help homeowners install charging devices in their homes. The program offers the option of a loan of €600 to purchase and install a home charger. The applicant must possess one that’s second-hand or recently purchased (EV) to qualify.
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 Antrim
The Accelerated Capital Allowance Tax is an incentive program that encourages companies to invest in technologies that helps reduce energy consumption. It’s an incentive plan designed to help with tax-related goals. ACA is an update to the Capital Allowance for plants and machinery. It applies to energy-efficient equipment, such as the charging system found in electric cars.
ACA is founded in “Wear and Tear Allowance” to pay for purchasing equipment and capital investment. Capital depreciation is paid back through reductions in tax burden.
The grant permits businesses to reduce their earnings from the time they bought the equipment. The grant is an incentive tax-free that the government offers for a particular year that is 12.5% of capital expenses.
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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).