Province launches new rebates for EV charging stations
An electric car. (MikesPhotos, Pixabay)
The provincial government is making it easier to go electric.
Homeowners can now get a $350 provincial rebate to install a Level 2 charging station in a single-family home. A $2, 000 rebate is available to install a Level 2 charging station designed for multiple users in condominiums, apartments, and workplaces.
“Through CleanBC, it’s more affordable and convenient than ever for British Columbians to go electric,” Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Michelle Mungall said.
“With these new rebates for EV charging stations, we’re making it easier to switch to electric vehicles.”
Starting immediately, BC Hydro customers can also apply for an additional limited-time matching rebate up to $350 to buy and install EV charging equipment in single-family homes.
“British Columbians are increasingly shifting to electric vehicles and our government is supporting this transition by making home chargers more affordable and accessible,” Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy George Heyman said.
“Through our CleanBC plan, we are building a better future through greener transportation options that are more convenient, affordable, use cleaner energy and improve our air quality.”
BC Hydro and FortisBC will be administering the CleanBC Home and Workplace EV Charging Program.
To qualify for the CleanBC rebates, home and workplace EV charging stations must be installed. Final documentation must be submitted by March 31, 2020.