Rebates for installing electric vehicle charging stations at co-ops

  30 September 2019

On Friday, September 26, the Province of BC launched its $5 million Go Electric EV Charger Rebate Program. This is part of the CleanBC plan launched last December with a goal to support actions to reduce BC’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Most co-op building’s are multi-unit residential buildings (MURBs) and are eligible for a rebate of 50% of the cost of purchase and installation of the charging station. There’s a maximum of $2,000 per station, and you can apply for multiple stations (Rebates will be capped at $14,000).

Please note that, depending on your co-op’s construction, if units have their own dedicated electrical meters, there may be some restrictions on these amounts.

To be eligible for the rebate, your co-op will need to get program pre-approval prior to purchase and installation. To get that approval you will need:

  • Proof of approval to install charging station(s) from your co-op board (or designated person). The following documentation must be provided:
    • Proof of the co-op’s B.C. business license and (e.g. incorporation certificate); and
    • Proof that the applicant has the authority to install charging stations in the MURB (letter from co-op).
  • A quote for the work  from a licensed electrician or electrical contractor (which should be line-itemized and cover all program eligibility requirements).
  • A Contractor Consultation Form to be completed by an electrical contractor (the form can be downloaded on the application page).

Get all the details at GoElectricBC.gov.bc.ca. For advice on planning assistance for installing electric vehicle charging stations, contact info@pluginbc.ca

Please note: the program states that rebates are also available for single-family homes and workplaces.

For any general inquiries related to the Province’s CEV Program, please contact CEVEnquiries@gov.bc.ca