Electric vehicle owners may be missing out on available discounts on Irish tolls.
driver driving Electric car Receive a 50% discount when passing Irish tolls.
Drivers must have a tag account registered on their vehicle to take advantage of the discount.
The Department of Transportation has funds under its 2020 budget to reduce the cost of low emission vehicles (LEV).
This act Electric Vehicle Fares Incentive Scheme.
Funded under the Carbon Reduction Program, this LEV scheme aims to reduce emissions from transportation.
The program’s goal is to help build a climate-resilient low-carbon transport sector by 2050.
The fee structure is managed by transport infrastructure ireland On behalf of the Ministry of Transport.
However, there are terms and conditions for those who want to take advantage of the convenient scheme.
How to get qualification
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Eligible Paid Users must meet the following criteria in one of three subcategories:
- Passenger cars and light trucks (LGV)
- Small passenger vehicle (SPSV)
- Heavy Vehicle (HDV)
All Eligible Paid Users in each of these categories must meet the following criteria:
- The LEVTI scheme will apply to the first 50,000 eligible vehicles approved into the scheme or to the expected conclusion. December 31, 2022
- Scheme refunds vary by toll collection location, toll transaction hours and days, eligible vehicle type (BEV, PHEV, FCEV, etc.) and class (private car, light goods vehicle, SPSV and HDV).
- Eligible vehicles must be registered and approved by a LEVTI tag provider participating in the LEVTI scheme.
- Eligible vehicles must have an on-board unit (OBU) provided by a LEVTI tag provider. An eligible vehicle can only be registered once under the LEVTI scheme.
- Eligible vehicles must be EU or UK registered and proof of the same must be available
LVGs and SPSVs
Anything belonging to these two categories must meet the following conditions:
a) have an eligible vehicle that:
- Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV): A vehicle powered by a battery that can be charged and recharged only by connecting to an external power source.
- Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV): A vehicle powered by a fuel cell combined with a battery or supercapacitor to power the vehicle’s electric motor
- Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV) with CO2 emissions of 50gm/km or less: Vehicles with batteries that can be charged and recharged by plugging into an external power source and vehicle power generation driven by the on-board engine machine
Light trucks meeting the above criteria and having a gross design weight not exceeding 3,500 kilograms are eligible for this category.
- This scheme is not intended for conventional hybrid vehicles.
b) Electric bikes are included as part of the scheme.
The only difference is that SPSV’s available refunds are not the same.
To qualify for this category, users must meet the following criteria:
a) Vehicles must be HDV (i.e. vehicles over 3,500 kg). This includes trucks, buses and coaches.
b) Vehicle must be one of the following:
- Compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel vehicle.
- Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) fuel vehicle.
- Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCEV);
- Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV); or
- plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV);
This scheme does not cover conventional hybrid vehicles.
How much can I save?
Scheme refunds vary by toll collection location, date and time of toll transaction, eligible vehicle type, and vehicle class.
Peak and off-peak hours also affect available refunds.
The eFlow website maintains a table that helps drivers see what is available.
The scheme is running until December 31st, so anyone passing through the toll should take advantage of the discount before the end of the year.
For a complete list of terms and conditions and instructions on how to apply, please visit: eflow.ie.
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