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SEAI Launch EV Trials for Business

SEAI Launch EV Trials for Business

Register for the SEAI EV Commercial Fleet Trial to try out battery electric vehicles for up to a year. Get real-world experience, cost savings, and emissions benefits.

The EV Commercial Fleet Trial is a trial program run by SEAI (Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland) on behalf of Zero Emission Vehicles Ireland to give companies the opportunity to trial a battery electric vehicle (BEV) for up to one year.

This trial offers self-employed trade professionals a real-world experience with an electric van/car in their fleet and show the cost and emissions savings that electric cars represent.




Register your interest here.

Registration will take approximately 7 minutes to complete.


  • SEAI will cover the cost of leasing 50 battery electric vehicles, 30 M1 category vehicles and 20 N1 category vehicles for a period of 12 months.
  • Each business will receive one EV for 3 months minimum and potentially up to 12 months.
  • SEAI will track vehicle data analytics of participating vehicles - consent is required for tracking the EV data, however, this is not live tracking.
  • Participants must insure the vehicles for the duration the vehicle is in their use.
  • SEAI will offer a charging unit to participants and a contribution of either 80% of the installation costs or €1000, whichever comes in less. To avail of this participants must agree to an SEAI nominated installer and to cover the remaining installation costs.
  • If a participating business does not wish to avail of an SEAI charge point, evidence of an operational charging strategy must be provided. If a participant wishes to source and install a charge point themselves, SEAI will not contribute towards the costs incurred.
  • If a participant is providing their own operational charging strategy, access must be provided to SEAI for monitoring purposes for the duration of the trial period of EV.
  • SEAI will administer surveys throughout this trial.

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Should you be selected to participate, service providers acting on SEAI's behalf will contact you to arrange the paperwork and contracts for the electric vehicle and to schedule the installation of a charge point if required.


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