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Government and utility incentives can make owning EV charging stations even more rewarding. Check out what grants, rebates and tax credits are available for purchasing and installing stations in your region.
British Columbia offers a 75%, up to $4,000, rebate for a Level 2 charging station in MURBS with three or more units. as well as 50%, up to $4,000, rebate for a Level 2 charging station in workplaces. Single port stations count as one charging station, and dual port stations count as two charging stations. As such, applicants who apply for a dual port station would receive 75% of total eligible costs up to $8,000, whichever is lower. Applicants can apply for a maximum of two stations per building. There can be multiple buildings within a strata plan. British Columbia is also offering 50%, up to $4,000, rebate for a Level 2 charging station in workplaces. Total project costs will be capped at $25,000, and multiple site locations will be eligible within the maximum $25,000 incentive cap. Additionally, BC is providing guidance on planning for charging stations in multi-unit residential buildings and workplaces. The buildings must have been completed prior to January 31, 2018
The Municipal Climate Change Action Centre has created the Electric Vehicles for Municipalities (EVM) Program to provide funding to municipalities to assist their transition to a fleet of Electric Vehicles (EVs). Rebates for 50% of total pre-GST installed costs up to $2,000 per charger for the equipment purchase and installation of Level 2 (208V or 240V AC) or higher EV Charging Stations at municipal facilities in Alberta are available. EV Charging Stations must be accompanied by an application for an eligible Passenger BEVs or PHEVs at a 1:1 ratio.
The Province, in partnership with BC Hydro and FortisBC, launched the CleanBC-GoElectric EV Charger Rebate Program. The program offers a rebate of 50% off, up to $2,000/charger, for a Level 2 charging station in a condo, apartment, or workplace, in addition to 5 hours of free support services from an EV Charging Station Advisor.
The Province of Quebec offers financial assistance for the acquisition and installation of charging stations at the workplace equal to 50% of eligible expenses, up to a maximum of $5,000 per port. There is no specific limit on the number of terminals installed and eligible for a refund claim. However, the maximum amount of financial assistance allocated per institution is set at $25,000 per fiscal year. The site host is required to provide free charging for three years. Valid until December 31, 2020.