EV charging stations for homes

To help you get ready for lower carbon transportation options such as electric vehicles (EVs), FortisBC is working with the Province of British Columbia and BC Hydro to offer rebates to BC residents for purchasing and installing an EV charging station at home. Incentives are also available for multi-unit residential buildings and workplaces

Eligibility

  1. You must be a residential FortisBC electricity or municipal electricity customer of Grand Forks, Penticton, Summerland or Nelson Hydro.
  2. The home where the charging station is to be installed must be at least six months old (i.e. not new construction) and have dedicated parking for residents of the home. 
  3. Eligible types of homes include single-family detached homes; mobile homes on a permanent foundation; or side-by-side duplexes, row homes or townhouses with individual electricity meters and garages or dedicated parking for the residents of each unit. 
  4. Only costs incurred on or after September 26, 2019, will be eligible. 
  5. This incentive cannot be combined with ZAPBC incentives for EV charging stations. 
  6. Applications must be submitted within 90 days of the installation of the charging station.

Review all the terms and conditions.

Rebate details

The Home and Workplace EV Charging Program helps you save up to $350 on the costs of purchasing and installing an eligible Level 2 charging station for an electric vehicle. You can apply for one rebate per residence.

Equipment Rebate Requirements

Level 2 EV charger

eligible equipment list

50% of eligible purchase and installation costs,* up to $350

  • purchased, not leased
  • approved for sale and use in Canada (cUL, cETL, CSA certification)
  • Level 2 (208 or 240V) station, featuring a SAE J1772 standard plug head
  • can be hardwired or wall mounted with a 240V outlet

*Eligible costs include purchase of equipment, labour and construction, permits and electrical design for installation of the charging station(s). Ineligible costs include installation of non-EV charging infrastructure, painting of parking area, monthly or annual subscription fees associated with the charging station, and taxes paid on equipment, labour or fees. Charging infrastructure that is already required under regulation, building codes, strata bylaws or other programs is not eligible for incentives. For more information, review the program guide

How to apply

  1. Purchase and install eligible EV charging equipment on or after September 26, 2019.
  2. If you need an electrician to install the charging station, you can find one by searching our directory of electrical contractors
  3. Within 90 days of your equipment installation, apply online for your rebate.
  4. Please provide copies of the following with your application:
    • if the installation work was done by a licensed electrical contractor, a contractor installation form, completed and signed by the licensed electrical contractor who installed the electric vehicle charging station and their paid, itemized receipt or invoice
    • the paid, itemized receipt or invoice for the purchase of an eligible electric vehicle charging station, which should include the name, address and phone number of the Canadian retailer where you purchased the equipment, the purchase date, price (excluding tax), and product make and model
    • if you incurred electrical inspection costs that are not detailed in the installation invoice, include a copy of your paid invoice or receipt itemizing electrical inspection costs and work

    Ensure all receipts are clear, legible, itemized and indicate all relevant information for your application.

  5. Please allow up to 90 days for your rebate to be processed. If your application is approved, your rebate will be applied as a credit on your FortisBC electricity bill. Customers of municipal utilities of Grand Forks, Penticton, Summerland or Nelson Hydro will receive their rebate as a cheque from FortisBC.
  6. If selected, you may be required to participate in a site visit to verify the installation of the charging station or in follow-up surveys or interviews on behalf of FortisBC, BC Hydro or the Province of British Columbia.

CleanBC Go Electric

Through the CleanBC Go Electric plan and our partners, the Province is making clean transportation more affordable and accessible for British Columbians. To learn more, visit goelectricbc.gov.bc.ca.

We’re here to help

If you have questions about the Home and Workplace EV Charging Station Program, contact us at 1-866-436-7847 or electricrebates@fortisbc.com.

This program is funded by the Province of British Columbia.
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