About the program
Rebates are available to help homes and workplaces across B.C. get ready for electric vehicles (EVs). The program is funded by the Government of B.C. and administered by BC Hydro and Fortis Electric. If you're a Fortis Electric customer, please apply through their website.
Owners or residents of single-family homes, row homes, duplexes or townhouses, that purchase and install an eligible Level 2 EV charger can receive a rebate of up to 50% of costs, to a maximum of $350.
For a limited time BC Hydro is offering additional funding of up to $250 for single family home customers who install an eligible smart EV charger. This funding is in addition to the rebate of up to $350 offered by the CleanBC Go Electric EV Charger Rebate Program.
What is a smart charger? These chargers connect to the Internet, usually by wi-fi and your Internet connection. This allows you to schedule your charging and get more information about your charging and electricity consumption. In the future, they may also allow you to participate in any new BC Hydro incentive programs and special rates.
EV Charger eligible for the BC Hydro smart charger top up are listed here.
How is the smart charger top up determined?
The top up rebate will be determined after the base rebate offered by the CleanBC is reached. For example, if a customers eligible costs are $1100, they would receive a total rebate of $550. The following formula is used: 50% of costs is $550, reaching the CleanBC Go Electric EV Charger Rebate Program maximum of $350 for single family homes. BC Hydro would then provide an additional $200 top up to reach the funding limit of 50% of the customer costs.
Join BC Hydro rewards program for EV charging
By choosing an eligible charger you can also take part in our Peak Rewards program this winter and earn $35 for shifting your charging times. Visit bchydro.com/peakrewards to register.
To be eligible for the single-family home EV charger rebate, you must purchase and install an eligible charger and submit your application within 90 days of the charger installation.
Review the eligible costs and charger criteria below.
Make sure you have the necessary documents ready before you start your rebate application. The documents required vary depending on your project.