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.

Participating fleets are eligible to apply and receive a reimbursement for the design, purchase and installation of charging stations.

Access to charging infrastructure will be necessary for any fleets choosing to adopt electric vehicles (EVs) such as battery-electric or plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. However, the costs associated with EV charging equipment can be a barrier to adoption. To help organizations address this barrier, the Go Electric Fleet Charging Program will provide financial assistance to customers to design, procure and install charging infrastructure, to be used by the fleet.

 

Level 2 charging stations

Eligible Applications

This Program component is open to all B.C. registered companies, in both Fortis BC and BC Hydro service territory.

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

  • Be located in B.C;
  • Legal entities validly incorporated or registered in Canada or abroad, including not-for-profit and for-profit organizations installing EV infrastructure in Canada, such as:
    • Electricity or gas utilities
    • Companies
    • Industry associations
    • Research associations
    • Indigenous and community groups
    • Academic institutions
    • Federal, provincial, regional, or municipal governments or their departments or Agencies*
      *See below in the Public Sector Organizations section for restrictions placed on BC Crown Corporation and BC Government fleets.
  • Have fleet vehicles registered to your organization registered in B.C.; and,
  • Apply for pre-approval.

Rebate Amounts

This Program component will reimburse purchase and installation costs of eligible, new, Level 2 charging equipment at the rate of 50% of total costs, up to a maximum of $2,000 per station. Rebates will be capped at $25,000 per applicant per year.

Public Sector Organizations

Local governments, health authorities, school districts, and universities and colleges are eligible to receive rebates that cover up to 75% of total costs up to a maximum of $4,000 per station. Rebates will be capped at $50,000 per applicant per year. PSOs that partner with car-share organizations may be permitted to submit two applications per year and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Crown corporation and BC Government fleets are not eligible for rebates through the CleanBC Go Electric Fleet Charging Program.

Indigenous communities

Indigenous communities and businesses will be reimbursed for the purchase and installation costs of eligible, new, Level 2 charging equipment at the rate of 75% of total costs, up to a maximum of $4,000 per station. Rebates will be capped at $50,000 per site. Indigenous communities and businesses that partner with car-share share organizations may be permitted to submit two applications per year and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Direct Current Fast Chargers

Eligible Applications

This Program component is open to all B.C. registered companies, in both Fortis BC and BC Hydro service territory.

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

  • Be located in B.C;
  • Legal entities validly incorporated or registered in Canada or abroad, including not-for-profit and for-profit organizations installing EV infrastructure in Canada, such as:
    • Electricity or gas utilities
    • Companies
    • Industry associations
    • Research associations
    • Indigenous and community groups
    • Academic institutions
    • Federal, provincial, regional, or municipal governments or their departments or Agencies*
      *See below in the Public Sector Organizations section for restrictions placed on BC Crown Corporation and BC Government fleets.
  • Have fleet vehicles registered to your organization registered in B.C.; and,
  • Apply for pre-approval.

Rebate Amounts 

Applicants are offered four tiers of rebates for DCFC stations, installed for use by light-duty (LD), medium-duty (MD), and heavy-duty (HD) fleet ZEVs, as detailed in the table below. Rebate tiers 3 and 4 are only available for fleets currently with or having already ordered MHD ZEVs. Applicants can apply for funding once per fiscal year. Preference will be given to new program applicants. Additional funding for applicants applying in multiple fiscal years may be limited. Program funding is limited and will be allocated until it is exhausted.

DCFC Rebate Amounts

Rebate tier Maximum Rebate Amount Per Charging Port Maximum Rebate Amount for Indigenous Communities and Businesses
1. DCFC: 20kW to 49kW 50% of project costs up to a maximum of $20,000 per charger. Maximum rebate per project is 50% of total project costs or $60,000, whichever amount is lower. 75% of project costs up to a maximum of $35,000 per charger. Maximum rebate per project is 75% of total project costs or $60,000, whichever amount is lower.
2. DCFC: 50kW to 99kW 50% of project costs up to a maximum of $50,000 per charger. Maximum rebate per project is 50% of total project costs or $150,000, whichever amount is lower. 75% of project costs up to a maximum of $65,000 per charger. Maximum rebate per project is 75% of total project costs or $150,000, whichever amount is lower.
3. DCFC: 100kW to 199kW (MDHD only)* 50% of project costs up to a maximum of $75,000 per charger. Maximum rebate per project is 50% of total project costs or $225,000, whichever amount is lower. 75% of project costs up to a maximum of $90,000 per charger. Maximum rebate per project is 75% of total project costs or $225,000, whichever amount is lower.
4. DCFC: 200kW or greater (MDHD only)* 50% of project costs up to a maximum of $100,000 per charger). Maximum rebate per project is 50% of total project costs or $300,000, whichever amount is lower. 75% of project costs up to a maximum of $115,000 per charger. Maximum rebate per project is 75% of total project costs or $300,000, whichever amount is lower.

*Higher rebate amounts for DCFCs with 100 kW or more of output are limited to medium- and heavy-duty fleets only. Applicants must provide proof of current ownership or purchase order to acquire MD or HD ZEVs to access rebates in tiers 3 and 4. Light-duty fleets are limited to 50% of project costs up to a maximum of $50,000 per charger, even if charger output is over 100 kW.

Public Sector Organizations

Local governments, health authorities, school districts, and universities and colleges are eligible for standard rebate offers as listed in the table above. PSOs are limited to one charging infrastructure rebate application per year. PSOs that partner with car-share share organizations may be permitted to submit two applications per year and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Crown corporation and BC Government fleets are not eligible for rebates through the CleanBC Go Electric Fleet Charging Program.

Indigenous communities

Indigenous communities and businesses are eligible for rebate offers listed in the table above. Indigenous organizations are limited to one charging infrastructure rebate application per year. Indigenous organizations that partner with car-share share organizations may be permitted to submit two applications per year and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

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.

For more information, please contact fleets@pluginbc.ca