Businesses looking to install EV charging stations can get up to five hours of free advice and planning assistance from an expert in EV charging and equipment.
Follow these steps to install an EV charger for use by employees and customers at your business.
Step 1: Permission
Obtain written permission from the building owner, if necessary. If you want to be eligible for rebates, you’ll need to complete the proof of approval form to validate that you have obtained permission from the individual or group with authority over the property.
Download form: Proof of approval to install electric vehicle (EV) charging [PDF, 95 KB]
Step 2: Hire electrician
Step 3: Location
Determine where the chargers will be installed.
Step 4: Electrical system
Determine whether the electrical infrastructure in your building can accommodate the EV charging stations and make upgrades as needed.
Check to see if you've got sufficient electricity flowing into your property to support EV chargers. If you need to upgrade your service, learn about electrical connections and extensions here.
Step 5: Consultation form
If you want to be eligible for charger rebates, your electrician will need to complete a contractor consultation form. Be aware that this may not be completed during their preliminary visit. You’ll need to include the completed form when you submit your pre-approval application.
Download form: EV contractor consultation form for apartments and workplaces [PDF, 110 KB]
Step 6: Rebate pre-approval
Submit a pre-approval application to get a rebate on the purchase and installation of the charging stations.
Apply now: B.C. EV charger rebate program
Step 7: Chargers
Choose and purchase EV chargers that qualify for the rebate.
Know your options: Choosing an EV charger
Step 8: Installation
Install the EV charging station. Your electrician will ensure that the necessary permits are obtained and that upon completion the work is inspected by your municipality (or Technical Safety BC). Your electrician needs to complete the contractor installation form after the installation is complete. You'll need this when you apply for a rebate.
Download form: EV contractor installation form for workplaces [PDF, 111 KB]
Step 9: Rebate
Submit your application for a rebate.