The Benefits of Charging Electric Vehicles at Home

The past decade has seen a significant shift in the use of electric vehicles and renewable energy resources throughout Ireland. In addition, climate change, fuel prices, and an over-reliance on fossil fuels have driven important industries and individuals to change.

The Government has also taken on the mantle. To move towards a zero-emission economy, the Irish Government has proposed plans to introduce up to 936,000 electric vehicles (EVs) by 2030. Not an easy task, but it is one to which they are committed.

With soaring fuel costs and sustainable energy initiatives by the Irish Government, the number of EVs on the road will only increase. Switching to EVs has enormous benefits for the environment, but it will also change how people operate their vehicles.  It will be more common to see individuals charging their vehicles at home and electric stations.


Electric Vehicles are the Future

In Ireland, the average fuel price in November 2022 was around €1.85. Such pricing, coupled with global supply chain issues and events further afield, means now is the time to switch to green energy, renewable resources, and electric vehicles.

Why the move towards electric vehicles will continue:

  • Electric vehicles are environmentally friendly. Their impact on the environment is far less wasteful than petrol and diesel vehicles.
  • The continued innovation into electric vehicles means better performing and cheaper vehicles will continue to come onto the market.
  • Electric or hybrid vehicles can be recharged at home. This, of course, is not possible with non-electric vehicles. Perfect for those who forget to refuel.
  • Government initiatives through the SEAI and other institutions provide financial incentives for the switch.


Irish Government Grants for Electric Vehicles

In June 2022, the Irish Department of Transport introduced several grants and green energy initiatives to promote the shift to electric vehicles. The goal of those schemes was to meet their Climate Action Plan target of having 1 million electric vehicles in Ireland by 2030.

Under the Zero Emission Vehicles Ireland program by SEAI, you can benefit from the following:

  • EV Apartment Charging Grant
  • EV Smart Charger Register
  • EV Home Charger Grant


Benefits of Charging Your Electric Vehicle at Home Vs. Street 

As the shift towards EV use in Ireland grows, our next worry will be where to charge your EV. For us, it is your home. Charging your electric vehicle at home provides convenience, safety, and cost savings. MyEnergi Zappi is also compatible with Solar PV, therefore charging your EV for free.

When installing an EV home charger in Ireland, you can claim up to €600 from the Government. The team at North Cork Electrical can guide you through the process. But that is not the only benefit of charging your EV at home.


Long term costs savings:

The cost of a home electric charger can vary depending on its type, and after the grant, it becomes a lot less. This is nothing compared to the collective cost of charging your vehicle at a public station which is significantly more expensive.

Due to special tariffs, EV owners in Ireland can also benefit from a 50% electricity cost reduction for home charging.

Long-term costs saving for the life of your vehicle will far outweigh initial costs. As more EV vehicles emerge, the cost of public charging will likely increase.



Charging your electric vehicle out in the street or a public area leaves you vulnerable to vandalism, street crimes, and accidents. At the same time, home electric chargers are safer and easy to use.

Leaving your vehicle for hours in known EV charging locations is risky. Charging at home will add extra protection.



Depending on the size of your EV battery and the speed of the charger, it can take between half an hour to 10 hours for a full charge. Unlike a street EV station that wastes time and energy, home charging is more convenient and accessible.

The units installed by North Cork Electrical are from some of the world’s leading brands, including MyEnergi - Zappi, Wallbox, and others. These manufacturers have created expertly crafted devices to ensure you get the most from your home charging system.


With individuals, companies, and governments making the change to renewable green energy and electric vehicles becoming more prominent, the shift to sustainable living is on the rise. Whether you adopt now or leave it till later, electric vehicles and home charging are suitable options.

It is essential to research the capabilities of your vehicle and work with electric vehicle charging installers with the knowledge and experience to provide you with the best quality services. Look at the facts and statistics surrounding electric vehicles and electric vehicle home charging, and you will be happy you made the change.


Contact our team today to learn more about the benefits of electric vehicle home charging solutions.

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