Electric vehicle (EV) owners in British Columbia hoping to take advantage of the EV charger rebate program through BC Hydro and CleanBC are out of luck as the funding for the popular program has run out. The program provided up the $350 off the purchase and installation of a Level 2 EV charger, including Tesla’s Wall Connector.
According to an update to the program’s website, applications for single-family homes are no longer being accepted as of June 15, 2023. However, even if you submitted your application before this date there is no guarantee you will receive your rebate as the funding is distributed on a first come first serve basis, but the website says if you received a pre-approval confirmation your application will be processed.
The website also says rebates for multi-unit residential buildings (condos/apartments) and workplaces, which were also eligible for the program, will live on, but in a different from due to upcoming changes to the federal rebate program.
Starting June 15, 2023, EV charger rebates for multi-unit residential buildings and workplaces will be as follows: (via Victoria EV Association)
- Up to 75% of purchase and installation costs of eligible, new, Level 2 charging stations to a maximum of up to $5,000. Maximum reimbursement amount per condo/apartment complex is up to $25,000.
- Single port stations count as one charging station, dual port stations count as two charging stations. As such, applicants who apply for a dual port station can receive up to $10,000 for a dual port station.
- Up to 75% of purchase and installation costs of eligible, new, Level 2 charging equipment up to 75% of costs, up to a maximum per station of $5,000. The maximum reimbursement is up to $25,000 per workplace.
- Single port stations count as one charging station, dual port stations count as two charging stations. As such, applicants who apply for a dual port station would receive up to $10,000 or 75% of total costs, whichever comes first.
We will likely find out more tomorrow with the launch of the new federal program. Have you submitted an application for an EV charger rebate in BC recently? Let us know in the comments below.