Program Update: As of April 1, 2024, funding received through Natural Resources Canada’s (NRCAN’s) ZEVIP program has been exhausted. ZEVIP funding was offered for a limited time to top-up rebates the Province provides for the installation of Level 2 and DCFC charging stations. See the Charging Infrastructure Rebates page for current rebate amounts available through the CleanBC Go Electric Fleet Charging Program.

Fleets that receive electrical service from BC Hydro can access the following program components through BC Hydro’s Fleet Electrification program: Support for Fleet Assessment, Support for ZEV Infrastructure Assessment, and Support for Electrical Infrastructure. Training resources, ZEV Fleet Advisor and Charging Infrastructure Rebates are still available through Plug In BC.

Applicants who receive electrical service from FortisBC continue to apply for all program components through Plug In BC.

CleanBC Go Electric Fleet Charging Program

The Province of BC is pleased to announce the CleanBC Go Electric Fleet Charging Program: a program designed to support Provincial action on climate change and reduce transportation greenhouse gas emissions.

 

Funded by the Province and administered by Fraser Basin Council Society (FBC), the program supports fleets in British Columbia in their efforts toward deploying Zero-Emission vehicles by offering technical and financial support through:

Training

All fleets (Go Electric Fleet Charging Program participants and non-participants alike) are encouraged to sign up for the WCEF newsletter to receive notification of quarterly trainings and webinars, and for news and information related to EV adoption in fleets.

Go Electric Fleet Charging Program participants will have the opportunity to access one-on-one guidance on best practices, tools, and new technology developments, with particular focus on life-cycle cost calculators and other beneficial tools. Additionally, participants may be invited to participate in  peer-learning case studies to share lessons learned.

In addition, FBC will host an annual Zero-Emission Fleets symposium. The objective of the sessions will be to assist fleets in meeting their WCEF pledge goals. This training should be designed to increase uptake and effectiveness of the program elements and allow for a networking opportunity to learn and share ideas on the best practices for ZEV adoption.

Learn about zero-emission fleets in BC, speak with charging experts and see the latest electric vehicles used by businesses across the province. Join us, March 6, 2024, in North Vancouver.

Register

Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Fleet Advisor

Through the Go Electric Fleet Charging Program, FBC will offer a ZEV Fleet Advisor. The ZEV Fleet Advisor will provide expert support to fleets at no cost in the form of consultation, education and advice. The services provided by the ZEV Fleet Advisor are offered to guide and support fleets through the steps required for fleet procurement of ZEVs, including development of business cases, suitability assessments, installation of infrastructure, electrical assessments of facilities, and completing electrical modifications or service upgrades.

ZEV Fleet Advisor services are open to Program participants with  fleets comprised of either light-duty vehicles or a  mix of light, medium or heavy-duty vehicles.

To request ZEV Fleet Advisor services please contact:

ZEV Fleets Advisor
236-877-2886
fleets@pluginbc.ca

Charging Infrastructure Rebates

Program Update: As of April 1, 2024, funding received through Natural Resources Canada’s (NRCAN’s) ZEVIP program has been exhausted. ZEVIP funding was offered for a limited time to top-up rebates the Province provides for the installation of Level 2 and DCFC charging stations. See the section “Rebate Amounts” below for current rebate amounts available through the CleanBC Go Electric Fleet Charging Program.

All fleets in BC (Fortis BC and BC Hydro customers) can access rebates for the purchase and installation of EV chargers.

Charging infrastructure rebates are available to the Go Electric Fleets Program participants for the installation of Level 2 and DC fast charging stations for fleet use. Program will provide financial assistance to customers to design, procure and install charging infrastructure, to be used by the fleet. Applicants must be pre-approved to receive a rebate.

Charging Infrastructure Rebates

As of January 22nd, 2024, fleets that receive electrical service from BC Hydro can access the following program components through BC Hydro’s Fleet Electrification program.

Applicants that receive electrical service from FortisBC continue to apply through Plug In BC.

Financial Support for Fleet Assessments (Fortis BC customers only)

As of January 22nd, 2024, this offering is for fleets located in Fortis BC electrical service territory only.

Fleets that receive electrical service from BC Hydro can access this rebate through BC Hydro’s Fleet Electrification program.

The Go Electric Fleet Charging Program will offer fleet assessments, to understand the business case for replacing fossil fuelled vehicles with ZEVs, based on real data.  The program will provide financial assistance for fleets for the Business Case Development by installing telematics tools or simple assessment without telematics. Applicants must be pre-approved to receive a rebate.

Support for Fleet Assessments

Financial Support for ZEV Infrastructure Assessment (Fortis BC customers only)

As of January 22nd, 2024, this offering is for fleets located in Fortis BC electrical service territory only.

Fleets that receive electrical service from BC Hydro can access this rebate through BC Hydro’s Fleet Electrification program.

To help organizations plan for the installation of chargers and manage electricity use when electrifying their fleets, the Go Electric Fleets Program will provide financial support for customers to undertake an electrical assessment of their facilities. This will help to determine fleet-specific charging and electrical needs and plan accordingly. Applicants must be pre-approved to receive a rebate.

Support for ZEV Infrastructure Assessment

Financial Support for Electrical Infrastructure Upgrades (Fortis BC customers only)

As of January 22nd, 2024, this offering is for fleets located in Fortis BC electrical service territory only.

Fleets that receive electrical service from BC Hydro can access this rebate through BC Hydro’s Fleet Electrification program.

If a facilities assessment determines that electrical modification and/or electrical service upgrades are needed to support fleet electrification, the Go Electric Fleets Program will provide financial support for the electrical work needed to provide enough energy to support a ZEV fleet. Applicants must be pre-approved to receive a rebate.

Support for Electrical Infrastructure Upgrades

FBC gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

Eligibility

This Program is open to B.C. registered companies, non-profit organizations and public entities.

While access to the Toolkit and West Coast Electric Fleet (WCEF) webinars are available to all fleets, the Go Electric Fleet Charging Program funding and technical support are restricted to fleets that are based in British Columbia.

To be considered eligible under this program, a company must:

  • Be located in B.C.;
  • Be a B.C. based business with valid operating license; and
  • Have corporate fleet vehicles registered in B.C.

Stacking with Other Programs

Applicants to the Go Electric Fleet Charging program must abide by the following stacking policies:

  • It is not permitted to stack rebates with other fleet electrification rebate offers that receive Provincial funding, including BC Hydro EV fleet planning and infrastructure incentives. The only exception is that organizations who receive fleet planning and infrastructure incentives from BC Hydro can access these rebates along with charging infrastructure rebates from the Go Electric Fleet Charging Program.
  • Applicants must disclose if they have applied for or received Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP) funding from Natural Resources Canada or another ZEVIP delivery organization.
  • Funding from other levels of government may be stacked providing that total funding shall not exceed seventy-five percent (75%) of total project costs. Funding limits for Indigenous organizations shall not exceed ninety percent (90%) of total project costs.
  • Funding from private entities may be stacked providing that total funding does not exceed one-hundred percent (100%) of total project costs.
  • The Province continues to reserve the right to not allow stacking with any particular program.

Application

Use the online application form to apply for either of these funding options.  Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.  The amount of funding is limited, so apply today!

Respectful communications and Zero-Tolerance Policy

Plug In BC takes all incidents of abusive, aggressive, or violent treatment against our staff very seriously. Our staff will always treat our clients with utmost respect. In turn, our staff have the right to a safe and respectful work environment.

Plug In BC has a Zero Tolerance policy against abusive, aggressive, or violent behaviour. This policy extends to any interaction with a staff member whether in-person, on the phone, via letter, e-mail, or through our website.

Unacceptable behaviour includes:

  • verbal abuse or the use of disrespectful language towards our staff
  • persistent or unrealistic demands that cause stress to staff
  • racist and sexist comments
  • breach of personal boundaries
  • physical aggression towards any staff

A breach of the Zero Tolerance policy will lead to termination of services.

The CleanBC Go Electric Fleet Charging Program is one of a suite of programs offered under the Province of BC’s CleanBC Go Electric Program. The program is funded through the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation and is administered by the Fraser Basin Council Society.

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada

For more information, please contact fleets@pluginbc.ca