Electric Vehicle Owners Could Save Up To €500 With New Tolling Scheme
A new tolling incentive scheme could save electric vehicle owners up to €500 in toll savings per year, and up to €1,000 in savings for goods vehicles, Transport Minister Shane Ross has confirmed.
The scheme, due to take effect from July 1st, includes a 50% toll discount for battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and a 25% toll discount for plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs).
Higher levels of discounts will be available across certain toll roads during off-peak journeys.
EV motorists can avail of the discount by signing up for an EV tag with an approved toll tag provider. Drivers, who already hold a toll tag account, will be contacted by their current tag provider with details on how to transfer in to the scheme.
According to Minister Ross the scheme “is integral to the series of Governmental support measures aimed at promoting a low-carbon transport future”.
There has been a steady rise in the number of Irish people transitioning to electric vehicles, added Minister Ross. At present, in Ireland there are over 5,000 electric vehicles with over 1,000 of these having been registered in 2018 alone.
Visit www.etoll.ie for further details on the scheme terms and conditions and how to avail of the toll refunds available.