What is the Electric Vehicle Toll Incentive (EVTI)?
Under the 2018 budget, DTTAS secured funding to support a reduced tolling scheme for Electric Vehicles. The scheme is referred to as the ‘Electric Vehicle Toll Incentive (EVTI) Scheme’. The scheme commences on the 1st of July 2018 and is expected to run until December 31st 2022 (or up to a maximum of c. 50,000 EVs.)
How do I qualify for the Scheme?
To participate in the scheme, Toll Users must meet the following criteria:
- Have an Eligible Vehicle such as a Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) or Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV) vehicle with CO2 emissions of 80gm per km or less.
Goods Vehicles will be eligible if they meet the above criteria and have a vehicle design gross weight not exceeding 3,500 kilogrammes. Conventional Hybrid Vehicles are not covered by the scheme.
- The Vehicle must be registered in the EU.
- Small Public Service Vehicles (Taxis, Hackneys and Limousines) meeting the scheme Vehicle criteria will be considered as a private vehicle under this scheme with the same refunds applicable.
- Participating Vehicles must be registered and approved for the EVTI scheme by EVTI Toll Tag Providers. Refer to our tag providers page here.
- Participating Vehicles will require a Toll Tag as supplied by a EVTI Toll Tag Providers. Vehicles can only be registered once for the EVTI Scheme, i.e. the Vehicle cannot be registered with more than one EVTI Toll Tag Providers at the same time.
- Electric motorcycles are included as part of the scheme.
How much do I save?
The scheme refunds vary depending on the toll collection location, the toll transaction time and day, the Eligible Vehicle type (i.e. BEV or PHEV) and class (i.e. private or goods vehicle). Refer to the below tables containing peak and off-peak times, and applicable scheme refunds as defined under the scheme. The scheme refunds are capped at €500 per calendar year for private vehicles and €1,000 per calendar year for goods vehicles.
Peak Time Definitions
I already have a conventional hybrid. Does that qualify for the scheme?
Conventional Hybrid Vehicles will not be considered under the scheme. The vehicle must be a Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) or Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV) vehicle with CO2 emissions of 80gm per km or less.
When does the scheme start?
The first 50,000 eligible vehicles will be able to avail of the scheme as of the 1st of July 2018. Vehicle toll refunds can be availed of on toll transactions that take place after the vehicle has been accepted and registered in to the scheme, and after the commencement date.
When does the scheme end?
The scheme is expected to run until the 31st of December 2022. However, the scheme rules and applicable incentives / refunds are subject to change, with the new refunds and relevant terms and conditions being announced by DTTAS in advance of each calendar year.
Participating Toll Tag Providers can be found here
Scheme Terms and Conditions can be found here
Frequently Asked Questions can be found here
A copy of the EVTI Information Leaflet can be found here
For more information on Electric Vehicles and other Electric Vehicles incentives in Ireland, please visit Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland.