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The government have a stated plan to phase out internal combustion engines. If they are serious, they must have a plan for how people living in apartment blocks, terraced housing and anywhere else without a driveway are going to charge their full or partly electric cars while at home.
The question is, do they have a plan?
Filed under electric cars - Asked by Philip Donegan (Ballina) - Sun, 01 Aug 2021 13:31
I have been reading about the Citroen AMI all electric vehicle and am very interested in purchasing one. Citroen Ireland tells me it has no plans to market the vehicle here. I am wondering how our department would treat this vehicle; as an electric car? Or quadricycle? Would Revenue want a cut for importing a vehicle? VAT and VRT? Purchase price is circa €6,000 in France and you can buy one online. I don't have the finances to buy a "Normal" electric vehicle where the cheapest seems to be in the €25K region. Would the Department of Transport want road tax, log book, registration fees etc?
Any pointers you might offer would be appreciated.
John Ryan. Dublin 12
Filed under electric cars - Asked by John Ryan (Dublin 12) - Fri, 05 Feb 2021 17:59
Importing a fully electric car from the UK: are these still VRT and VAT exempt, as fully electric cars, up to the limit of €35k? Importing a fully electric car from NI: is this as above as well?
Filed under electric cars - Asked by Donal Murphy (Cork) - Tue, 16 Feb 2021 17:12
Best electric car?
Filed under electric cars - Asked by John Meenan (Newbridge) - Sun, 31 Jan 2021 21:11
I'm trying to get my mother onto the disabled passenger scheme that means they'll give you a refund of VAT and VRT every second year.
Take the Volkswagen ID.3: your site quotes prices net of delivery, VRT and SEAI grant. Can you tell what an ID.3 would cost net of VRT as well? There's a limit on that scheme of €16k every two years on disabled passengers compared to €10k for driver scheme so taking max benefit of grant can I get breakdown of car with no grant list price maybe including other charges minus VAT minus VRT minus SEAI grant. Or is the SEAI grant part of VRT, ie one or the other?
Filed under electric cars - Asked by Tom Richardson (Tipperary) - Wed, 10 Feb 2021 00:19
Can you tell me, if the battery is low on a journey can it be charged by the engine?
Filed under electric cars - Asked by Jim Mctiernan (Sligo) - Wed, 14 Oct 2020 19:46
Curious to know what the difference will be on BEV pricing under the new VRT rules compared with current pricing (which has €5,000 VRT rebate). Would be interesting to see old vs new pricing on a few e.g. Mazda MX-30, Peugeot e-208, Honda e, Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model 3.
Thanks, Kieran Donnelly
Filed under electric cars - Asked by Kieran Donnelly (Cork) - Wed, 14 Oct 2020 11:41
I am interested in buying the Peugeot 508 PHEV. My question is, if in future I change to another make (e.g. Volkswagen), can I use the same home charger system that I plan to install with the SEAI grant? I travel 100km (up and down to work) so I think I have to charge it daily.
Filed under electric cars - Asked by Ruban Siva (Ratoath) - Fri, 31 Jul 2020 11:18
I'm currently driving up to 25,000km per year. Mostly motorway commuting, approx 90km daily, Mon-Fri. I'm upgrading my 2013 Hyundai ix35 diesel with 93,000 miles. I'd love to go electric and I'm sure I could manage it by charging every night, but I'm not sure if it's the right time to make the move. Should I take the plunge or go with another diesel?
Filed under electric cars - Asked by Julie Aherne (Kilpedder, Co Wicklow) - Mon, 10 Feb 2020 18:47
All the articles I read say that electric car batteries should only be charged to 80/85 per cent. Are the published range figures based on 100 per cent or 80 per cent charging?
PS: For me, electric cars will only become realistic when they have a real world range of 600km.
Filed under electric cars - Asked by Philip Donegan (Ballina) - Wed, 15 Jan 2020 12:02