Registration Costs for an EV

The registration cost for an electric vehicle is significantly cheaper than that for an internal combustion engine propelled vehicle. The table below compares the registration costs for three brand new vehicles, taking into consideration the following factors:

EXAMPLE

  • Registration Value - € 25,000
  • CO2 emissions - 150g/km
  • Particulate matter (diesel) – 0.005g/km
  • Length – 4,600mm

​​​ Petrol​ Diesel​ Electric​​​
Registration Tax
​€ 7805
€ 7805​ € 3680​
Registration Fee​ € ​15 € 15​ € 15​
​Plates Fee (standard)
​€ 70
€ 70​ € 70​
Annual Circulation Fee
​€ 160
(up to a maximum of € 433)
€ 160​
(up to a maximum of € 433)
€ 10​
(set at € 10 annually)
18% VAT € ​4500 € 4500​ € 4500​
Sub-Total
​€ 12550
€ 12550​ € 8275​
Grant for the Purchase of an Electric Car ​N/A N/A​
-€ 4000​
Total
​€ 12550
€ 12550​ € ​4275​​
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