SSE Airtricity has partnered with Cork-based ePower, an electric vehicle charger provider, to install home chargers across the country.
The partnership will “help eliminate barriers” to home charging for EV owners by providing customers with a choice of chargers supplied and fitted by ePower, according to SSE Airtricity.
Currently, there are more than 17,000 EVs and plug-in hybrids on Irish roads, with over 4,000 of those being purchased last year.
The government has also set a target of one million EVs on roads by 2030.
SEAI grant funding of up to €600 for private users is available to help with the install costs and customers switching to SSE Airtricity for this offer will receive up to €300 credit on their energy bills. ePower will provide assistance with all grant applications.
Klair Neenan, managing director of SSE Airtricity said: “There is a great opportunity for Ireland to change gears and make a real push towards decarbonizing transport. Everyone at SSE Airtricity recognises this and, as a company that is proud of its green heritage, we’re excited to be part of this accelerating change.
“We know electric vehicles will be a key enabler of this transformation and while many people want to make the switch to greener cars, there is still work needed to remove the mystique around EVs and support people in making the switch.
“We’re delighted to team up with ePower, both companies share a vision of helping customers transition to a net zero future and I look forward to seeing what we can achieve in the years ahead.”
Hugh Hall, director of ePower said: “ePower is pleased to be appointed as SSE Airtricity’s exclusive EV Charger installation partner nationwide.
“The transition towards electric vehicles is well underway as most new car purchasers are now examining either full Battery EV or plug-in hybrid vehicle options.
“ePower offer a wide range of EV Chargers along with specialist EV Charging Cables to both the domestic and commercial sectors.
“The SSE Airtricity partnership makes excellent sense as customers buying electric vehicles are also keen to use green energy where possible.”