What Budget 2021 means for EV drivers?​

Reduced Vehicle Registration Tax for EV

The Budget 2021 will see some significant incentives for electric vehicle owners and those looking to make the switch to EV. While government subsidies for new electric, plug-in hybrid and hybrid vehicles will be phased out, they will be replaced with reduced VRT (vehicle registration tax) rates. This new scheme will benefit low emitting vehicles such as EV, PHEV and hybrid by charging significantly reduced levels of VRT. These levels, in some cases, have been halved to 7%.

Currently, a VRT rebate reduces the cost of change to EV by €5,000. A further SEAI government supported grant of €5,000 is available. While both rebates are due to expire at the end of 2021, it is expected the government’s announcement of reduction in VRT will compensate and keep prices relatively the same. In some cases, it is expected they will be even lower.

Changes To Vehicle Motor Tax

From January 1st 2021, Revenue will introduce the move to a revised motor tax system. This is designed to take into consideration the new CO2 figures as a result of WLTP testing. Cleaner, lower emission vehicles will have incentives to encourage new buyers to switch. Below is a breakdown of this new system.

0g/km: - €120 per annum
1 - 50g/km: €140 per annum
51 - 80g/km: €150 per annum
81 - 90g/km: €160 per annum
91 - 100g/km: €170 per annum
101 - 110g/km: €180 per annum
111 - 120g/km: €190 per annum
121 - 130g/km: €200 per annum
131 - 140g/km: €210 per annum
141 - 150g/km: €270 per annum
151 - 160g/km: €280 per annum
161 - 170g/km: €420 per annum
171 - 190g/km: €600 per annum
191 - 200g/km: €790 per annum
201 - 225g/km: €1,250 per annum
greater than 225g/km: €2,400 per annum

Our Offers On Electric Vehicles

We have some unbeatable offers on our range of electric vehicles. Like 0% APR finance on the Nissan LEAF to €1,000 Green Grant on Renault ZOE.

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Windsor EV

Across our Natiowide Nissan Dealerships we stock the Nissan LEAF, the world and Ireland's leading EV. We also supply the eNV200, their fully electric version of the versatile NV200. While in our Renault Dealerships located in Galway and Airside, Swords, and Windsor MotorMall we stock the Renault ZOE,Renault Twizy, and the all-electric Kangoo ZE van.

The Nissan LEAF is Ireland's Best-Selling Electric Vehicle. In 2017 there were 257 Nissan LEAFs sold in Ireland. In 2018 that number skyrocketed to 789 units sold, an increase of 207%. In 2019, that number has risen yet again. By August 2019, the number of LEAF's sold was already 981 - a further increase of 44.9% over the same 8-month period in 2018. Of that impressive number, more than 75% of LEAFs in Ireland were sold by Windsor Nissan dealerships. 2019 is seeing further growth in Windsor's EV offering, with the new 62kWh Nissan LEAF now available for purchase.

Alongside Nissan and Renault, Windsor Motors also offer a stunning range of Peugeot EV and PHEV vehicles. Experience the sporty 100% electric e-208 city car or the spacious e-2008, perfect for those family adventures. In Dublin West and Dublin South, our Opel dealerships offer the stylish new 100% electric Opel Corsa-e.

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