Incentive Programs

BC Hydro EV Rebate

Multi-Unit Residential Buildings will be eligible for up to 50% of the costs of new eligible chargers. Maximum incentive of $2,000 per charger and a maximum of $14,000 per building. A strata corporation with multiple buildings would be eligible for a maximum of $14,000 per building;

Workplaces will be eligible for up to 50% of the costs of new eligible chargers. Maximum incentive of $2,000 per charger and a maximum of $14,000 per site, maximum of 4 sites per customer.

Single-family homes will be eligible for up to 50% of the cost of a new level 2 charger, with incentives for a limited time matched by BC Hydro. Potential savings of up to $700.

Please visit official website for most up-to-date info.

BC Scrap-It Program

A voluntary early retirement vehicle program that provides incentives to help British Columbians replace higher polluting vehicles with cleaner forms of transportation.

Current Options (while supply lasts):

 #1 : Electric Vehicle New -$6000

 #2 : Electric Vehicle Used -$3000

… and more!

Please visit official website for most up-to-date info.

Clean Energy Vehicles for BC Incentive

The province of British Columbia has renewed funding for the Clean Energy Vehicle (CEVforBC) Point of Sale Incentive Program. The new program includes point-of-sale incentives for battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, investments in charging infrastructure and hydrogen fuelling infrastructure, additional support for fleets to adopt CEVs, and investments in research, training and outreach.

The CEVforBC point of sale incentive program is managed by the New Car Dealers Association of BC, and offers up to $5,000 off the purchase price of a qualifying new battery electric, fuel-cell electric, and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, and up to $6,000 for a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle

Visit for a list of eligible vehicles.

Specialty-Use Vehicle Incentive Program

Administered by Plug in BC with funding provided by the Province of British Columbia, the Specialty-Use Vehicle Incentive Program offers rebates between $2,000 and $50,000 depending on vehicle type. A variety of electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are eligible for the rebate. Vehicle categories include motorcycle, low-speed vehicles, medium/heavy duty trucks, forklifts, and airport and port vehicles.

Visit the program website for more information.

Canada  EV Incentive

The Government of Canada recently announced a Federal Electric Vehicle Purchase Incentive. Effective May 1, 2019, Transport Canada will provide an incentive for consumers who buy or lease an eligible ZEV. There are two levels of incentive:

Battery-electric, hydrogen fuel cell, and longer range plug-in hybrid vehicles are eligible for an incentive of $5,000

Shorter range plug-in hybrid electric vehicles are eligible for an incentive of $2,500

Please visit the program website for more information


Tools and Research

Types of Charging

Level 1 Charging
Level 1 charging is the slowest form of charging, although it is quite versatile due to the ubiquity of 120V outlets. The Canadian Electrical Code requires a dedicated 120V 20A circuit for Electric Vehicle Charging.

Level 2 Charging
Level 2 charging is the most common type of public charging infrastructure in British Columbia. The charging rate is typically more than doubled as compared to Level 1 charging, due to a higher voltage (208V or 240V vs 120V) and higher amperage circuits (40A being the most common, vs 20A circuits for Level 1). Level 2 charging can be conducted on a non-networked (basic charging only) or networked basis. (higher functionality)

Networked stations are part of a charging network, connected via the internet, and can provide functions such as billing, access control, display screens for communication, advertising, and brand promotions. Networked stations typical have a higher costs and require annual networking fees ranging from $150-$380 per charging station.

Level 3 Charging (DC Fast Charging)
Level 3 or DC fast charging stations provide a high power DC current, generally 50kW up to 120 kW. These stations are found in public and commercial spaces and pass energy directly to the electric vehicle’s battery without using onboard AC/DC converter.

For more information on which level of EV charging is right for you, please refer to our EV charging guide.

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