The increased investment in EV charging infrastructure aligns with the province’s StrongerBC economic recovery plan by supporting the certified electricians and tradespeople required to upgrade and install the charging equipment.
By Anthony Capkun
December 3, 2020 – To help with the upfront costs that come with electric vehicles, British Columbians can receive double the amount per rebate to buy and install EV charging stations at home and at work.
“We’re making it easier and more affordable for people to make the switch to electric vehicles, and supporting new jobs for electricians and trades workers across B.C.,” said Bruce Ralston, Minister of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation.
The rebates are offered through CleanBC’s Go Electric EV Charger Rebate and EV Ready programs.
Homeowners can get a rebate of up to 50% of purchase and installation costs of an eligible EV charger to a maximum of $700. Workplaces and residents living in condominiums or apartments that purchase and install eligible EV chargers can receive a rebate up to 50% of costs to a maximum of $4000 per charger.
Applications for new offers will be accepted starting tomorrow, December 4, 2020.
Up to five hours of free support services from an EV charging station advisor are available for condominiums, apartments and workplaces that need help moving from idea to installation.
The province is supporting the adoption of EVs at apartment and condominium buildings through the EV Ready program. The program provides rebates for the development of EV Ready plans and the installation of electrical modifications and upgrades needed to support widespread future access to EV charging for residents.
The increased investment in EV charging infrastructure aligns with the province’s StrongerBC economic recovery plan by supporting the certified electricians and tradespeople required to upgrade and install the charging equipment, and encouraging cleaner transportation throughout the province.
The CleanBC Go Electric EV Charger Rebate program is administered by BC Hydro and FortisBC in their respective electricity service areas, and provides a single point of service for provincial and local government rebates.
The Zero-Emission Vehicle Act, passed in May 2019, requires all new light-duty cars and trucks sold in B.C. to be zero-emission by 2040.