The Government of B.C. has announced new funding for the EV charger rebate program. Rebates for eligible chargers are available from April 1, 2020 to February 28, 2021 or when funding runs out, whichever comes first.
CleanBC Go Electric rebates for home and workplace EV chargers
About the program
BC Hydro is working with the Government of B.C. and FortisBC to offer provincial rebates for the purchase and installation of electric vehicle (EV) chargers to get homes and workplaces across B.C. ready for EVs. It's all part of the province's Clean BC plan to make clean transportation more affordable and accessible for British Columbians. Visit Go Electric to learn more about the plan and read the full strategy.
The EV charger rebate program came into effect on September 26, 2019. The program is funded by the Government of B.C.
EV charger rebate offers
Rebates are available to support individuals, organizations, buildings, and companies.
Home rebate amounts
With the purchase of new eligible level 2 charging equipment, single-family homes can receive a rebate of up to 50% of purchase and installation costs to a maximum of $350 per approved charging station.
This includes duplexes or townhouses with private garages or dedicated parking. Learn how we calculate your rebate amount.
Eligible chargers must be ordered, purchased and installed on or after September 26, 2019.
Apartment and condo rebate amounts
Apartment and condo rebates depend on when the building was constructed with respect to municipal bylaws requiring EV-ready parking stalls. Pre-approval from BC Hydro is required. Stations cannot be purchased and/or installed prior to receiving pre-approval.
- Constructed prior to municipal bylaws: Up to 50% of 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 (up to $2,000 per station and up to $1,000 per energized outlet). Dual-port stations count as two.
- Constructed after municipal bylaws: Up to 50% of purchase and installation costs of eligible, new, Level 2 (208-volt or 240-volt) charging stations to a maximum of $5,000 (up to $350 per station). Dual-port stations count as two.
Workplace rebate amounts
Workplaces can get up to 50% of purchase and installation costs of eligible, new, Level 2 charging equipment, to a maximum of $14,000 (up to $2,000 per station). Pre-approval from BC Hydro is required.
Eligible condos, apartments and workplace organizations can have separate applications for different sites, up to a maximum of four.
Local government top-ups may be available
Some local governments are offering rebate top-ups to increase the incentive. If your application is eligible for a local top-up, the value will be automatically combined in your rebate payment.
EV Charging Station Advisor
For condos, apartments and workplaces
Condos, apartments and workplaces 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.
These customers can request help from an EV Advisor via email here.
Single-family home, duplex or townhouse applicants who have questions about the program can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charger rebate eligibility
Owners of single-family homes, including duplexes and townhouses with private garages or dedicated parking, can apply for a rebate for a charger purchased and installed on or after September 26, 2019. All work must be completed, and applications submitted within 90 days after the installation of the charging station, or by February 28, 2021, whichever comes first.