The CleanBC Go Electric Program is intended to encourage and accelerate the adoption of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) in British Columbia (B.C.) for both their environmental and economic benefits.
The CleanBC Go Electric Public Charger Program is a sub-program of the CleanBC Go Electric Program and is intended to increase the number of public Direct Current Fast Charger (DCFC) stations throughout B.C. to support the growing number of ZEVs on the road.
The Program aims to fill current gaps in the public DCFC network in B.C. such as Indigenous communities, rural and northern areas, and city centers experiencing long queues for DCFCs due to high ZEV uptake.
Applications will be reviewed on a 2-month cycle. The next application deadline is January 29, 2021, 5:00 PM PST. Once a decision has been made, applicants will be notified by email if they have been successful; remaining applications will be retained for future review periods.
Rebate amounts range from up to $20,000 per <50 kW DCFC, to $130,000 per >100 kW DCFC (for Indigenous communities). Additional funding is available for Level 2 chargers. Exact amounts for different charger outputs are shown in the table below.
Applicants may be a business, not-for-profit, local government, Indigenous community, or public sector organization located and operating in B.C., excluding core government entities (i.e. Provincial Ministries), but including non-core government (e.g. Crown corporations, utilities, health authorities, school boards, universities, etc.
Applications will be submitted online and must receive approval before any work begins. If any costs are incurred before approval has been received, they will not be eligible for rebate(s). Applicants who do not own the site they plan to install a DCFC at will need to include a written agreement demonstrating right to use the site with their application.
The CleanBC Go Electric Public Charger 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 PublicCharger@pluginbc.ca