New B.C. $$ rebates and incentives for EV chargers

The government of British Columbia Plug In BC program has announced a plan that provides rebates of up to $750 and incentives of up to $4,000 to encourage installation of electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment in homes, multi-unit residential buildings and workplaces.

Planned buildings or buildings under construction are not eligible. The program is intended for retrofits (buildings constructed before January 31, 2018) and is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis with consideration given to the geographic distribution of the incentives throughout BC. 

Incentives are available for multi-unit residential buildings (MURBs) and workplaces while single-family homes are eligible for rebates towards installation of chargers and necessary infrastructure.

The program also offers site evaluations as well as as onsite presentations and education for MURBs and workplaces.

This is all facilitated through the application process, which is handled by a program advisor.

Homes, Residential, Workplace

The top line descriptions of the rebate and incentive plans are below. For full details, visit the CHARGING SOLUTIONS & INCENTIVES page on the Government of B.C. website

Rebate amount: 75% of project costs up to $750 per Level 2 station.

The rebates for homes program is for single-family or duplex homeowners who have purchased and installed an eligible Level 2 (208/240v) charger after January 31, 2018. Home owners can request reimbursement for 75% for the purchase and installation of an EV charger for their residence up to $750.

Incentive amount: 75% of project costs up to $4,000 per Level 2 station with a max of 2 stations per property.

The Residential Building Incentive is open to B.C. residents and provides funding towards the purchase and installation of EV charging stations. Applicants may apply for more than one Level 2 (208/240v) charging station, but the total approved number may be capped to ensure equitable distribution of funds. 

Incentive amount: 50% of project costs up to $4,000 per Level 2 station or $2,000 per Level 1 station

The Workplace Charging Incentive is open to B.C. registered businesses, building owners, managers, or other building representatives who have oversight of an eligible workplace. The workplace property may be owned or leased. If leased, the lease must have a minimum 3 years remaining from time of completion of EV charging equipment installation.

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