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There has never been at better time to make the switch to an electric vehicle and support the transition towards greening the national SPSV fleet.

A new grant scheme to support vehicle licence holders who wish to operate an electric SPSV opens on January 1 2020. Application forms for the 2020 scheme will be available on the NTA website from that date.

The levels of grant payable by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport in the 2020 scheme are outlined below.  Please note that grants will not be available for vehicles older than 4 years – in order to maximise the efficiencies within the fleet.

 

Battery Electric vehicles:

  • New Battery Electric Vehicle (<3,000kms and <3 months old) : €10,000
  • Battery Electric Vehicle less than one year of age: €9,000
  • Battery Electric Vehicle less than two years of age: €8,000
  • Battery Electric Vehicle less than three years of age: €7,000
  • Battery Electric Vehicle less than four years of age: €6,000

 

Plug in Hybrid electric vehicles:

  • New Plug in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (<3,000kms and <3 months old): €5,000
  • Battery Plug in Hybrid Vehicle less than one year of age: €4,000
  • Battery Plug in Hybrid Vehicle less than two years of age: €3,000
  • Battery Plug in Hybrid Vehicle less than three years of age: €2,000
  • Battery Plug in Hybrid Vehicle less than four years of age: €1,000

 

Wheelchair Accessible battery electric vehicles:

 

  • New Battery Electric Vehicle (<3,000kms and <3 months old): €12,500
  • Battery Electric Vehicle less than one year of age: €11,500
  • Battery Electric Vehicle less than two years of age: €10,500
  • Battery Electric Vehicle less than three years of age: €9,500
  • Battery Electric Vehicle less than four years of age: €8,500

 

Further grant funding may also be available from the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland. If you are interested in purchasing an electric vehicle remember to visit the SEAI website for more information.


The Detective Unit at Store Street Garda Station, Dublin 1, are currently conducting enquiries in relation to an incident of serious nature that occurred in the areas of the Taxi Rank at Cathal Brugha Street and O’Connell Street Upper, Dublin 1, in the early hours of the Sunday the 3rd of November 2019, between 01:00hrs and 01:30hrs.

The investigation team are particularly interested in speaking with any taxi drivers in the area of the Taxi Rank at Cathal Brugha Street at the time and who may have witnessed and incident. The investigation team are also anxious identify any taxi vehicles equipped with Dash Cameras.

 

Any persons who may be able to assist with the above are requested to contact the Incident Room at Store Street Garda Station (01 666 8000).


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