Gross Domestic Product (in billion EUR) : 
    € 246,11
    Total land area (km2): 
    70.273 km2
    Passenger cars: 
    Highway (km): 
    1.200 km
    Gross Domestic Product Capita (in EUR): 
    € 53.156

    Country details

    Ireland has a very high dependence on oil in the transport sector (97%).  As a result, our country has a vested interest in diversifying the fuel mix  in the sector for a number of policy reasons, not least energy security, air quality and emissions reduction.  In Ireland, the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS) has been given lead responsibility for transposing the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive (2014/94/EU).

    However, given the close relationship between transport and energy demand, DTTAS is working closely with the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources to help develop the associated National Policy Framework.  A draft National Policy Framework on Alternative Fuels Infrastructure for Transport in Ireland  was put on public display in October 2016 for a period of 6 weeks; a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Appropriate Assessment (AA) were also conducted in tandem with the Draft Framework in accordance with the EU SEA Directive and EU Habitats Directive; DTTAS are now in the process of finalising the Framework along with the associated SEA and Natura Impact Statement. 

    PEV (M1) market share in Ireland

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    PEV (M1) new registrations in Ireland

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    Top 5 bestselling PEV models (M1) in Ireland

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    CNG (M1) market share in Ireland

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    Country incentives Ireland

    Incentive category Description
    Purchase Subsidies

    Grant support where the consumer receives up to €5,000 off the cost price of the vehicle.  

    Registration Tax Benefits

    EV's qualify for VRT (purchase tax) reliefs of up to €5,000.  

    Ownership Tax Benefits

    Tax reduction - CO2 based motor tax

    Company Tax Benefits

    A tax incentive for companies paying corporation tax is in place in the form of Accelerated Capital Allowances for Energy Efficient Equipment.  Since 2008, this scheme has been allowing companies to write off 100% of the purchase value of qualifying energy efficient equipment against their profit in the year of purchase. The scheme supports the purchase of BEVs, PHEVs, hybrid vehicles and the associated charging equipment.

    Local Incentives

    - Free on-street parking while charging in some local authorites.
    - Regulations made to provide for distinct marking of on-street space for charging of Evs.

    - Free charging at normal and high power public recharging points.

    Infrastructure Incentives

    Free installation of domestic chargers up to 2,000