Rebates for Homes FAQs

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Do I need to complete the installation before I apply?
  2. What are the eligible EVSE units?
  3. Can I do the installation myself or do I need to hire an electrician?
  4. I already have a Level 2 station, can I apply for the rebate with only electrical installation costs?
  5. Can I buy my station from outside of BC/Canada?
  6. Can I buy my charging station second-hand?
  7. Where do I apply?
  8. Where can I get technical support for the application system?
  9. Why do I need an electrical contractor form (or a certificate of inspection)? Can I upload a permit document?

 


Q1: Do I need to complete the installation before I apply?

A: Yes, the installation of the charging station must be finished in order for you to begin the application. All invoices must be paid (keep receipts) and photos of the installed EVSE unit must be taken to upload to the application. Please read other application requirements here before applying.


Q2: What are the eligible EVSE units?

A: Level 2 stations that are purchased with ULC, cUL, cETL, or CSA certification and that are wall mounted/fixed units are eligible. Take a look at our supplier list to compare units.


Q3: Can I do the installation myself or do I need to hire an electrician?

A: If you already have a 240v outlet or if you have the capacity to complete the project yourself, keep in mind that all EVSE unit installation projects must have the correct permits and must be inspected in order to receive the rebate. You can either hire an electrical contractor to inspect the associated infrastructure and have them fill out the electrical contractor form or you can apply for a certificate of inspection


Q4: I already have a Level 2 station, can I apply for the rebate with only electrical installation costs?

A: As long as an eligible EVSE unit is installed with the project, you can apply with only your electrical project costs. The electrical contractor form and photos of your EVSE unit will prove to us that you have installed a station.


Q5: Can I buy my station from outside of BC/Canada?

A: As long as the EVSE unit meets the above requirements, it can be purchased outside of BC or Canada and may also be purchased online. Proof of payment must be shown on your application.


Q6: Can I buy my charging station second-hand?

A: No, units must be purchased as new.


Q7: Where do I apply?

A: First, read all program requirements here, the application portal is at the bottom of the page. Select “Apply Now”.


Q8: I’m experiencing problems with the application system. Where do I go for technical assistance?

A: Please contact the Fluid Review Help Desk- https://pluginbc.fluidreview.com/helpdesk/contact/


Q9: Why do I need an electrical contractor form?

A: This is required to ensure that your new EVSE unit has been installed correctly and safely. A permit, permit status, and/or inspection request document does not prove that the unit was inspected. Only an electrical contractor form or a certificate of inspection will be accepted in the uploaded documents in your application.