A new incentive program has launched for developing an Electric Vehicle (EV) Ready Plan and Electrical Infrastructure in Multi-Unit Residential Buildings (MURBs). Don’t miss out, funding is limited on total maximum rebates of up to $97,000.
What are the benefits?
The EV Ready rebate program provides an incentive for MURBs to develop an EV Ready Plan and implement EV Ready parking. Rebates include:
- 75% rebate of the total costs of an approved EV Ready Plan, up to a maximum of $3,000
- Up to $600 per EV Ready parking space, to a maximum of $80,000 per MURB
- $1,400 per charging station, up to $14,000 per MURB
- $97,000 in total maximum rebates available
Who is eligible?
The program is available to MURBs located in BC, constructed prior to March 31, 2020.
- Building Owners
- Building Managers
- BC residents
- Strata Councils
- Building representatives who reside in or have oversight of an eligible MURB
- Owners or managers of MURBs that provide Level 2 EV charging parking spaces, including shared parking areas or private garages
Requirements for an EV Ready Plan
To be approved, an EV Ready Plan must include a minimum of one (1) EV Ready parking space per residential unit. The parking space must feature a complete electrical circuit terminating in a junction box capable of providing Level 2 EV charging.
The plan must include:
- An electrical capacity assessment
- Minimum charging performance requirements
- Charging options for the parking spaces
- Cost Estimation
- EV energy management systems
Requirements for Electrical Infrastructure
To be eligible for the electrical infrastructure rebate of up to $600 per parking stall, applicants must first apply for pre-approval and a number of requirements must be met. TDR Electric is able to help you through the process:
- An approved EV Ready Plan by BC Hydro
- At least one (1) designated EV Ready parking space per residential unit (i.e. parking space equipped with a complete electrical circuit terminating in a junction box capable of providing Level 2 EV charging)*
- A junction box labelled for EV charging only
- Electrical permits as required by Technical Safety BC or your local municipality.
- Activated infrastructure installed with any EV Energy Management System
- Infrastructure that achieves applicable charging performance requirements
Visit the official BC Hydro website
for the most up to date info.
The SCRAP-IT Program is working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality by getting older vehicles off the road. A voluntary early retirement vehicle program that provides incentives to help British Columbians replace higher polluting vehicles with cleaner forms of transportation.
- $6000.00 - New Electric Vehicle
- $3000.00 - Used Electric Vehicle
- Visit the official website for the most up to date info.
The Province of British Columbia has funding for the Clean Energy Vehicle Point of Sale Incentive Program. This program includes point of sale incentives for hydrogen fuel cell and battery electric vehicles, investments in charging infrastructure.This incentive program is managed by the New Car Dealers Association of BC, and offers up to $5000 off the purchase of a new battery electric, fuel-cell electric and plug in hybrid electric vehicle that qualifies, and up to $6000 for a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle.Visit the official website
for the most up to date info.