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.
- You must be a residential FortisBC electricity or municipal electricity customer of Grand Forks, Penticton, Summerland or Nelson Hydro.
- 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.
- 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.
- Only costs incurred on or after September 26, 2019, will be eligible.
- This incentive cannot be combined with ZAPBC incentives for EV charging stations.
- Applications must be submitted within 90 days of the installation of the charging station.
For a limited time effective December 4, 2020, single-family homes could get a rebate of up to 50 per cent of the purchase and installation costs of an eligible Level 2 EV charger, to a maximum of $700.
The Home and Workplace EV Charging Program helps you save 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.
Level 2 EV charger
50% of eligible purchase and installation costs,* up to $700
*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
- Purchase and install eligible EV charging equipment on or after September 26, 2019.
- If you need an electrician to install the charging station, you can find one by searching our directory of electrical contractors.
- Within 90 days of your equipment installation, apply online for your rebate.
- 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.
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 EV@fortisbc.com.
This program is funded by the Province of British Columbia.