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Electric Vehicle Charger

Hive EV Charger

Get the newest Hive EV charger (EO Mini Pro 3) installed by a trusted, local tradesperson with Local Heroes. Local Heroes, a Bord Gáis Energy innovation, will connect you to a qualified EV charger installer in your area, quickly and easily.

How does it work?

  1. Book your free survey and get a quote from an EV charger installer near you.
  2. If you’re happy with the quote, pay the deposit to accept it.
  3. Once your charger is installed, pay the balance online.
  4. Claim €300 back on the cost of the newly installed charger with the SEAI grant scheme.

What are the benefits of booking with Local Heroes?

  • Easy, secure online payment
  • 3-year product warranty
  • All work covered by a 12-month guarantee, backed by Bord Gáis Energy

Get the newest Hive EV charger (EO Mini Pro 3) installed by a trusted, local tradesperson with Local Heroes. 

Local Heroes, a Bord Gáis Energy innovation, will connect you to a qualified EV charger installer in your area, quickly and easily.

How does it work?

  1. Book your free survey and get a quote from an EV charger installer near you.
  2. If you’re happy with the quote, pay the deposit to accept it.
  3. Once your charger is installed, pay the balance online.
  4. Claim €300 back on the cost of the newly installed charger with the SEAI grant scheme.

What are the benefits of booking with Local Heroes?

  • Easy, secure online payment
  • 3-year product warranty
  • All work covered by a 12-month guarantee, backed by Bord Gáis Energy
Hive EV charger, EO Mini Pro 3

Frequently asked questions about EV chargers

The application for the grant can be made online. The applicant must have the following requirements;  

  • Have the Meter Point Reference Number (MPRN)
  • Home address and Eircode 
  • Bank details 
  • Application ID for those buying new electric cars and receiving an EV grant from SEAI. 

Once your application is approved, you'll receive a Letter of Offer. You'll then have 6 months to complete your home electric vehicle charger installation. 

Once the grant offer is issued, the EV Home Charger grant will be valid for six months. If you don't complete the installation before it expires, you'll no longer be eligible to claim the grant.

It's more cost-effective to drive an EV than a fuel-based car. The exact cost depends on your driving needs, car efficiency, and how many miles you drive.

On average, an EV owner charges their EV approximately 80% of the time at home which may add up to 3,000 kWh or more to your electricity bill. If you’re driving your EV 17,500 km per year and sign up to our Smart EV plan, it’ll cost you approximately €180 annually (excluding your household electricity bills), i.e. approximately €1 per 100kms.

Visit our plans page to view our EV rates.

An average EV owner needs to charge their EV for one hour every day to keep it going for the week but depending on how much you drive and the battery capacity of your car, it could be more or less. 

Yes. If you've a smart meter, you can sign up to an EV plan and start saving money on your energy bills.

We’ll give you a lower price for the electricity you use at night between 2am-5am so you can charge your EV for less at these times. If you've a traditional meter, you can charge your EV at any time as the price plan has been developed for EV charging at any time. However, with a smart meter, we recommend signing up for a Smart EV plan to get the most out of it.

An EV plan can also help the environment. Our EV plans can help you to be more energy efficient and support Ireland’s acceleration to a greener, cleaner future. You explore our wide range of plans, with green energy options also available.

What government supports are available?

To help support new EV owners, the SEAI offers an electric vehicle home charger grant for up to €300 towards the purchase and installation of a home charger. 

Check the availability criteria here.

Apply online

Switch to an Electric Vehicle (EV) energy plan

We have a selection of EV energy plans to suit every type of EV owner; from giving you a lower price for the electricity you use at night to helping the environment with 100% green electricity.

EV price plans
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Stay connected with the Hive app

Control your EV charging from your smartphone. Hive devices are designed to work with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri so it's simple to make your home smart.

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Want to learn more about EV chargers?

Check out our comprehensive guide to electric car chargers in Ireland. Learn all you need to know about EV charging in Ireland with information on SEAI grants, types of chargers, public charging points and more.

EV Charger Guide
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