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 CleanBC Go Electric Public Charger Program is currently prioritizing applications that fill geographic gaps* or that are located in rural, northern, and Indigenous communities, as well as pilot fast charging projects (e.g. that may support carshare fleets or use off-grid renewable energy sources). Applications in urban communities with high ZEV uptake, high concentrations of multi-unit residential buildings, or other rationale for requiring more fast charging will also be considered, though applicants are encouraged to provide detailed reasoning for applications in those types of sites.

*Outstanding geographic gaps to enable an electric vehicle to travel across all of B.C.’s primary and secondary highways and major roads are outlined in the British Columbia Public Light-Duty Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Study (2021).

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 in cycles through the year. The next application deadline will be in spring 2022 (TBA, update coming soon). 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.

Rebates

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.

Eligibility

Applicant Eligibility

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.

Application Process

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.

FAQ

Resources

Successful Applicants

Funded projects are listed below and updated as new projects are approved. Follow the location links for map views and PlugShare listings to see project status if available.

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Nanoose Economic Development Corporation: Snaw-Naw-As Market, Lantzville; 4 stations (two 62.5 kW DCFCs, two 32A level 2); news release

Electrical Joint Training Committee Society: EJTC training centre, Port Coquitlam; 1 station (50 kW DCFC) ; news release

City of Chilliwack: Victoria Ave Public Parking; 4 stations (two 62.5 kW DCFCs, two 32A level 2); news release

Elite Auto Spa: Elite Auto Spa, Delta; 2 stations (two 124 kW DCFCs); news release

KGT Enterprises: Crossroads Market Esso, Invermere; 2 stations (two 62.5 kW DCFCs); news release

 

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