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Kia Ireland has announced that it will partner with Wallbox, to oversee the rollout of charging points throughout its dealer network. This partnership will see dealers getting 22kW chargers installed by . It ties in with the introduction of the Niro PHEV.
In addition to equipping dealers, the partnership will also offer customers the option to purchase their home wallbox charging unit and arrange the installation all through their local dealer.
Currently, the SEAI offers a €600 grant towards to installation of a home charging point. It is available for the purchase of both new and used electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles provided it is registered for private use. The grant conditions state that the EV or PHEV must be parked off-street, either in a garage or driveway and the charger must be connected to eh fuse board of the applicant's home.