In a significant stride toward a greener and more affordable future for British Columbians, the CleanBC Go Electric Electric Vehicle (EV) Charger Rebate Program has been a great success. As of October 24, 2023, the Province of British Columbia has allocated $6.59 million in funding for the fiscal year 23/24 to fully reopen the CleanBC Go Electric EV Charger Rebate Program for Homes and Workplaces. Commencing on October 31, 2023, all program offers will begin accepting applications once again. The funding is limited and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
This program was created by BC Hydro and funded by the Ministry of Energy, Mines, and Low Carbon Innovation of the Government of British Columbia. The CleanBC Go Electric program is an important part of the CleanBC plan, aimed at making clean transportation more accessible and cost-effective while reducing carbon emissions throughout British Columbia. The ultimate vision is to create a future where electric vehicles are not the exception but the norm.
Rebates available for Residential and Commercial Spaces
For apartments, condo, and townhome complexes, two provincial rebate options are available. The EV Ready rebates cover the creation of an EV Ready plan, the installation of necessary electrical infrastructure, and the purchase and installation of networked Level 2 EV chargers. Alternatively, a standalone EV charger rebate option is open for those solely interested in acquiring and installing networked EV chargers.
Workplaces and commercial spaces can take advantage of a rebate of up to 50% of costs, up to a maximum of $2,000 per charger, to purchase and install eligible Level 2 networked EV chargers for employee use, with a cap of $14,000. Eligible workplace organizations are permitted to submit multiple applications for various locations, up to a maximum of four.
Pair New EV Installations with Data Collection and Monitoring
Installing EV chargers are popular with both tenants and building owners, however it’s critical to also consider properly reallocating costs while providing these amenities. Consider EV Charging Metering: installing smart meters on your property that are regulated for precision data collection and monitoring.
EV Charging Metering provides support for calculating individual use and invoicing to tenants and end-users, allowing operators to recoup on utility consumption, while users are accountable for their use. Utilizing a meter data reporting platform like MeterConnex allows property managers, building operators and LEED consultants the tools they need to make proactive decisions on how to improve building processes. Our solution is compatible with any consumer-grade or industrial grade EV charger in the market, making our products compatible with any system.
Local and Indigenous EV Enhancements
Indigenous communities and select local governments have introduced enhanced rebate offers. These enhancements automatically adjust the value of the rebate payment for eligible applicants, ensuring that diverse communities throughout British Columbia can harness the benefits of clean transportation solutions.
The CleanBC Go Electric EV Charger Rebate Program exemplifies British Columbia’s unwavering commitment to a sustainable and eco-friendly future. By incentivizing the adoption of electric vehicles and providing crucial support for the necessary infrastructure, the province is not only reducing greenhouse gas emissions but also empowering its residents to embrace cleaner transportation options. As the program reopens with renewed funding, it presents a golden opportunity for British Columbians to actively participate in the green revolution and contribute to a positive environmental impact. The program has also gained additional support from the Government of Canada, which plays a crucial role in promoting cleaner, more eco-friendly transportation options across the province.
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