If you haven't heard of this grant in summary:
The grant is €5000 off the price of an electric vehicle and €2500 off the price of a Hybrid electric vehicles which run on electrically charged batteries and petrol.
In addition to this The (VRT) Vehicle registration tax is zero rated for Electric cars and Hybrid cars with relief of up to €2500.
That is a pretty nice incentive!
The Electric car prices including the grant are in the region of €16000 to €27000 depending on the make and model. See car dealers websites for the fine details. You can also find out more from ESB
Reports from ESB say that the electric vehicle can save drivers of up to 12.9cent per kilometer when its battery is charged using the night rate electricty. This equates to fuel savings of more than €6500 for a distance of 55,000 km and a reduction of over 4 tonnes of CO2 emissions according to ESB.
Alot of people have expressed interest in Electric cars especially because of the grants. The owner of the car can have their own charging station at home and ESB are offering free of charge installation of home charging points for the first 2000 sold Electric cars and Hybrid cars
The installation of solar modules on a south facing roof or carport roof will use the suns free energy to charge your electric car battery along with using your own generated power from your solar panels to reduce your home electricity utility bill and power some of your house circuits such as lights and power sockets. As Electricity prices continue to increase approximately 5% every year it makes sense to invest in some solar ( PV ) photo voltaic modules for your home or business. The advantages are :
-helps generate your own electricity.
-makes savings and reduces your electricity bill.
-doing your bit for the environment by cutting CO2 emissions
-short payback on investment as solar prices have drastically reduced due to high demand.
-no price hikes with self generated electricity.
-earn money on selling some of your electricity back to the grid. (Feed in tariffs)
-choice to use all your energy generated by your solar installation for your home
-low maintenance on installation compared to Solar thermal (hot water heating,with plumbing & DHW tank)
Barrett solar supply a solar Home Energy Management System for your home and for your electric or hybrid car charging system.
Contact Us today if you would like to discuss how we can help you!