How to get your strata on board
If you live in an apartment or condo that doesn't have EV charging stations or needs additional parking spots for EV charging, you're probably wondering about the best way to approach your building manager or strata council to get EV charging installed. We're here to help you prepare your request.
Preparing your request
Charger rebates are available for condos and apartments
Condo and apartment building owners, managers, strata councils, or other building representatives who are responsible for an eligible condo or apartment in B.C., may be eligible for rebates on the purchase and installation of EV charging stations. This incentive does not apply to new construction; pre-approval is required.
The amount of the rebate depends on when the building was constructed and how this relates to municipal bylaws requiring EV-ready parking stalls.
Constructed prior to municipal bylaws
Up to 50% of the purchase and installation costs of eligible, new, Level 2 (208 volt or 240 volt) charging stations or energized outlets to a maximum of $14,000 (no more than $2,000 per station and no more than $1,000 per energized outlet). Dual-port stations count as two.
Constructed after municipal bylaws
Up to 50% of the purchase and installation costs of eligible, new, Level 2 (208 volt or 240 volt) charging stations to a maximum of $5,000 (no more than $350 per station). Dual-port stations count as two.
What if your request for a Level 2 EV charger is denied?
You don't need a Level 2 charging station to power your EV. You can use a Level 1 charger plugged into a standard three-pronged outlet. It just takes longer to charge.
Also, many people manage to own an EV without charging at home by taking advantage of charging stations at work or at one of the more than 1,000 publicly available chargers in B.C., including a growing network of fast charging stations.