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FAQ

What is the cost of a Home Charger?

Our 7kW Smart EV Home Chargers from just €699 for a standard installation (after SEAI grant) and discounts, T&C’s apply. Full price retail from €1,299.

What does it cost to fully charge an Electric Vehicle at home?

A full charge will cost as little as €2 by charging overnight at home using discounted night rate electricity. Please contact SSE Airtricity or your existing provider to find out more about night rate electricity tariffs.

Where is the Home Charge Point Installed?

The Home Charge Point is installed on an external wall close to where you park your car. For most houses this can easily be installed. However if you live in apartment without your own parking space, or in a terraced house with a public footpath at your front door it can be difficult to have a charge point installed.

Why SSE Airtricity?

Since 2008, SSEA have invested over €2.5 billion in the development of Ireland’s sustainable energy infrastructure, helping to green our economy and secure our energy future.

SSEA's 28 onshore wind farms have a combined generation capacity of 720MW, making us the largest generator and provider of renewable energy in the all-island Single Electricity Market.

SSEA's portfolio includes Ireland's largest onshore wind farm, the 169MW Galway Wind Park, which was jointly developed with Coillte.

Through the SSE Airtricity Community Fund, they have contributed over €6.5 million in funding to communities close to our wind farms, making a difference for more than 2,500 local groups and projects.

They employ around 1,000 people directly on the island of Ireland, and in January 2016 we were the first large corporate business in the Republic of Ireland to become a Living Wage employer.

Can I plug my car into my regular house socket or can I use an extension cable?

No, you should not plug your car into a regular house or outdoor socket or use extension cables as this may be dangerous. The safest way to charge an electric car at home is to use dedicated electrical vehicle supply equipment (EVSE). This consists of an outdoor socket properly protected against rain and a residual current device type that is designed to handle DC pulses, as well as AC current. A separate circuit from the distribution board should be used to supply the EVSE. Extension leads should not be used, as even uncoiled; they are not intended to carry full rated current for lengthy periods

How long does it take to charge an Electric Vehicle?

There are three types of charging options:

  • Home charging - 6-8* hours.
  • Public charging - 2-6* hours.
  • Fast charging takes as little as 25* minutes to achieve an 80% charge.

*Due to different types and battery sizes of electric cars, these times may vary.

Can I disconnect my car even if it is not fully charged?

You can disconnect your car at any time during the charging process.

How do I apply for my Home Charger SEAI grant?

ePower can assist you with your grant application. The application must be approved before your Home Charger is installed. You can read more about this in our blog post here.