EV charger rebate program for apartments and workplaces
CleanBC Go Electric EV charger rebate offers
Provincial rebates are available to support individuals, organizations, buildings, and companies. This program is funded by the Government of B.C.
To be eligible for rebates, condo/apartment and workplace applicants must submit their pre-approval application on or after September 26, 2019 and receive approval from BC Hydro before installing chargers.
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 a maximum of $2,000 per station and up to a maximum of $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 (no more than $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 a maximum of $2,000 per station). Pre-approval from BC Hydro is required. Stations cannot be purchased and/or installed prior to receiving pre-approval.
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.
Already been pre-approved by BC Hydro? If you've completed the installation, you're ready to apply for the rebate.
EV Charging Station Advisor
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.
In an initial consultation, advisors will collect information about the location and the occupants' charging needs, and explain different charging options. This is a high-level review, not a substitute for an electrician or electrical engineer. Advisors can also work with stratas and building managers to help them understand EV charging quotes from contractors.
If you require more than five hours from an advisor, they can provide you with additional services at an hourly rate.
Request help from an EV Advisor via email here. COVID-19 update: In-person EV advisor services are currently suspended for the safety of the advisors and our customers.
Single-family home, duplex or townhouse applicants who have questions about the program can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charger rebate eligibility
Condos, apartments and workplaces
Condos, apartments and workplaces need to be pre-approved for a rebate. This includes building owners, managers, strata councils, B.C.-registered companies, or other building representatives who are responsible for an eligible condo, apartment, workplace, or building in B.C. Once pre-approved for an incentive, applicants must purchase and install eligible EV charging equipment, and complete applications within four months or by February 28, 2021, whichever comes first.
COVID-19 update: If you have questions about COVID-19's potential impact on your EV charger project timeline, you can email us.
To be eligible for rebates, condo/apartment and workplace applicants must submit their pre-approval application on or after September 26, 2019 and receive approval from BC Hydro before installing and/or purchasing chargers.
The installation must be done by a certified electrician. Consider working with an electrician who has completed the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Training program.
Check your eligibility for a charger rebate
You can quickly confirm that you're eligible using the EV charger rebate eligibility tool. It will take less than three minutes to answer 5 simple questions.