Are you moving the bins regularly or as a once off? If only once, this shouldn't be the reason you don't buy an EV. Lots of options to hire or borrow something to move a bin.I just need a toe bar to haul two bins out to the end of our road, we live on a cul de sac and the main road is a km
Reasonably priced EVs for towing are a couple of years away yet. The Tesla Model X is approved for towing but it isn't recommended for any other EV yet. The main concerns are the breaking effort required with the additional weight of the EV battery.but would an EV be strong enough and have enough battery to pull a trailer?
I'd be all for buying an EV but I need a tow bar for pulling a double axle trailer and a horse box... hence the 3.2 ltr jeep.
I've just purchased a new 1.5 diesel and only because I want to have enough power to pull a trailer with. Anything heavy, I'll use the jeep.
Maybe, by the time I retire, ther might be something out there in the EV line that will pull a trailer and hav ample charging points all over the place.
The product is evolving, but not fast enough, unfortunately.
You asked how often I need to move bins, as for the journey itself, See earlier post, it's 1 km to the collection pointI'd say you're in a small minority of people who need to tow their weekly refuse bins out for collection.
Would it not be as easy to wheel them out? Must be seriously rough terrain
Firstly, EVs are catching on; believe me the likes of VW and BMW don't invest billions on the off-chance there's enough "prince and princesses [whoever they are], tree huggers and similar...".The EV will be nice and popular with princes and princesses, tree huggers and similar, but for people who need to do some work and get from A to B without having to spend half an hour to an hour filling up it'll never catch on. Might take a while for that to sink in so I guess the media will continue pressing for the €10 grand battery dinkies until the penny drops.
I think with the 5k VRT exemption, accelerated capital allowances, and BIK exemption, if that's not enough to make EVs viable for companies, a grant is a waste of tax payers money.Something in last week's budget which seems to have gone almost under the radar, inexcusable the €3,800 grant for companies supplying EVs to employees has been abolished.
Maybe the conspiracy theory is wide of the mark, maybe not.I think with the 5k VRT exemption, accelerated capital allowances, and BIK exemption, if that's not enough to make EVs viable for companies, a grant is a waste of tax payers money.
I don't think there's a conspiracy here, just all taken together it was too generous, particularly for those self employed through a company.
For a company director with a choice between getting a company car or funding his pension, the pension is a close 2nd with the current reliefs available on an EV!But I don't agree that incentives were too generous
Out of interest, what type of vehicles are you talking about? Passenger cars for sales people doing 100k a year, or something else?Most company vehicles are dirty diesel
I'm talking about company vehicles in general, from large saloons doing 100km by salesmen to hatchback car/vans used by construction company staff.For a company director with a choice between getting a company car or funding his pension, the pension is a close 2nd with the current reliefs available on an EV!
Out of interest, what type of vehicles are you talking about? Passenger cars for sales people doing 100k a year, or something else?
I too would like to see more environmentally friendly vehicles, but I think it'll need more targeted incentives to see cleaner cars being purchased rather than people taking advantage of a generous tax relief.
It might sound ridiculous, yet it's happening.Your comments about company directors are ridiculous. What incentives have they got for EV? A 2yr BIK exemption?
Is this a second car by any chance? You do many long journeys in it? Both our cars are low range Leafs, but as we do most of our driving around Dublin range anxiety just doesn’t exist after a couple of weeks getting to know the car.Started looking at electric cars. I'd consider a secondhand BMW I3 with the range extender. A small petrol engine to get rid of range anxiety.
Also 20% of the VAT if the car is used for >60% business purposes.It might sound ridiculous, yet it's happening.
Company can write off entire cost (up to 50,000) against corporation tax in first year. Provide car to employee with no employer PRSI.
Employee enjoys full use of car with no BIK; no USC, PRSI or income tax.
So a new Hyundai ioniq in the driveway has a net cost to a company director of about 14k (list price 29,700).
Yep, the €50k limit is to the BIK exemption. For ACA it’s up to €24k, and on electric/alternative fuel vehicles only.Company can write off entire cost (up to 50,000) against corporation tax in first year.
The above is not correct, the max you can writeoff is 24000 in Accelerated Capital Allowances, and this is not just for EVs as far as I know.