Grant scheme to encourage electric vehicles welcomed

A grant scheme to encourage more use of electric vehicles has been welcomed by a Sligo transport operator.

Under the scheme, €7,500 will be available for operators purchasing electric vehicles.

It’s on top of existing incentives which include a €5,000 rebate on vehicle registration tax, a €3,800 grant from the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland as well as an upcoming grant for installling a home charging point.

Feehily’s Travel was the first in Sligo to introduce a hybrid vehicle.

It also recently added another hybrid vehicle to its executive fleet.

Daithi Feehily says anything that encourages the use of such vehicles is welcome: