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Rev Up Your Savings: Top BC EV Charger Rebates for 2023

EV Charger Rebates in BC Are Making EV Ownership More Affordable Than Ever

When it comes to EV charger rebates, BC continues to lead the charge in Canada—literally! British Columbia has robust rebate offerings that help to reduce the upfront cost of installing an EV charger, whether you’re the owner of a single-family home, a multifamily building, or a business or storefront.

Requirements for EV charger rebates in BC change often, so the time has come to update our readers again on the best offerings out there when it comes to installing a charging station. As Vancouver’s foremost EV charging experts, the team at TCA Electric has put together our top rebate recommendations here in 2023.

Additional Funding for Single-Family EV Charger Rebates in BC

One of the biggest developments here in 2023 has been an increase in the amount of money available for single-family homeowners. Previously, owners of single-family homes (including townhouses and row homes) could receive a rebate for up to 50% of the cost to purchase and install a Level 2 EV charger, to a maximum of $350. 

Now, in addition to that $350 rebate, an additional $250 rebate has been added for those who install an eligible smart charger. Typically, the smart charger we’ve seen used for this rebate has been the JuiceBox Level 2 home EV charger. With up to $600 in rebates now available, installing a home EV charger is more affordable than ever!

The Multi-family Rebate Program Continues to Offer Significant Funding

Perhaps the most underutilized of all BC EV charger rebates, the rebate program for multi-family properties continues to offer substantial funding not just for EV charging stations, but the upgrades necessary to support them as well.

We’ve covered this rebate program in the past, but here’s a refresher on what’s offered: 

EV Ready Plan Rebate

Supporting a full EV charging system can be difficult in buildings with older electrical infrastructure. Recognizing this challenge, BC Hydro provides funding for the creation of an “EV Ready” plan—a plan created alongside a professional electrician for how to upgrade the building to support EV chargers. Up to $3,000 in rebates are available for this portion, and multifamily building owners are automatically eligible.

EV Ready Infrastructure

With the plan in place, the time then comes to execute on it. BC Hydro also provides funding for the necessary infrastructure upgrades needed to support an EV charging array. This portion of the multifamily rebate provides up to $120,000 to support EV Ready infrastructure upgrades. An application is required, and at TCA Electric, our team is here to support you and walk you through the entire process.

EV Charger Rebate

Finally, BC Hydro also provides incentives for the purchase and installation of charging stations themselves, with up to $14,000 in rebates available per apartment or condo complex. This includes a maximum of $1,400 per charger for those who participated in the EV Ready program, and up to $2,000 per charger for those whose buildings were already EV Ready.

Business Owners Eligible for EV Charger Rebates in BC

Lastly, if you’re looking to electrify your company fleet—or provide charging for your EV owning employees—workplace EV charging rebates are generous for BC business owners. Workplaces can receive up to $14,000 in total funding, to be put toward the cost of purchasing and installing eligible EV chargers. This funding includes up to $2,000 per charger, so multiple chargers must be installed to receive the full amount available.

TCA Electric Is Your EV Charging Expert

At TCA Electric, we’ve been leading the charge in the EV revolution here in Vancouver—literally! We’ve installed numerous EV charging stations for homeowners, business owners, and multifamily property owners alike. Our team of licensed and qualified electricians has expertise working with a wide range of charging devices, so you can choose a charger that is well suited to your needs. Not only that, but we’re also highly experienced in navigating the rebate process—meaning we can help you complete an application and maximize your EV savings!

If you’re looking to install an EV charger, talk to the TCA team about taking advantage of the many EV charger rebates available in BC. Reach out to us today!

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