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Rebates for home EV chargers in Canada (2022 update)

Are you looking to buy your first electric vehicle (EV)? Maybe you’re on the waitlist for the upcoming EVs on the market? Or, perhaps you already have your EV and are now ready to equip yourself with a home EV charger?

For many potential—or new—EV owners, one of the most confusing aspects of making the switch to a zero emission vehicle is the steps needed to choose, buy and install a home (Level 2) EV charging station. However, with 80% of EV charging sessions happening at home, choosing to equip your home with an EV charging station is an essential step to maximizing the savings and benefits EVs offer.

The good news is that each year we see more and more governments, municipalities, utilities and businesses offering rebates to help new EV drivers in their territories. That’s why, to provide you with the most comprehensive list of available rebates, we updated our handy guide: Rebates for home EV chargers in Canada!

We also encourage you to find out what rebates are available to you as soon as possible, as some rebates for home EV chargers are given on a first come, first serve basis, while others might have a specific deadline to submit your application. So let’s get started, shall we?

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Home EV charging station rebates in Alberta

The province of Alberta is bringing more attention to eMobility and its economic opportunities. Below are some meaningful rebate programs to discover, for homeowners and business owners, as well as municipalities.

1) Electric Vehicles for Municipalities Program

Although this is not a program that can support the funding of home EV chargers, it’s a program delivered by the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre (MCCAC) that can support your municipality in accelerating its transition to eMobility. The Action Centre helps municipalities across Alberta lower energy costs, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve community resilience. Improve your community’s overall energy efficiency and save money for years to come.

Essentially, the Electric Vehicles for Municipalities Program provides up to 300,000 in funding to municipalities to purchase a variety of electric vehicles, install charging stations, and complete feasibility studies.

To learn more, visit the MCCAC website!

Electric Vehicle Charging Program

This electric vehicle charging program helps municipalities install new chargers in public spaces, on-street locations, municipal properties and for municipal vehicle fleets. The total cost of purchase and installation of a new charging station can be rebated, representing savings of:

2) Zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) program. Canada-wide

Albertans can also look to the federal government, which offers significant rebates—up to 5,000—to Canadians who buy or lease eligible zero-emission vehicles (ZEV). The following vehicles are considered to be ZEVs:

There are two types of rebates:

  • Electric battery, hydrogen fuel cell and plug-in hybrid cars with long range (battery capacity of 15 kWh or more) are eligible for a 5,000 purchase rebate;
  • Plug-in hybrids with a shorter range (battery capacity of less than 15 kWh) are eligible for a 5000,500 rebate.

For more information, visit the Government of Canada’s website.

Home EV charging station rebates in British Columbia

The province of British Columbia (B.C.) has made a provincial rebate of up to 8,000 available to help with the up-front cost of an electric vehicle, which can be combined with other federal rebates for a total of more than 8,000 in savings with the purchase of an electric vehicle.

over, as one of Canada’s most prominent provinces in electrifying transportation, the Government of B.C. has increased the rebate you can get for EV chargers. Be sure to check the list of municipalities and cities below that offer additional rebates that can be stacked.

1) BC Hydro: Go Electric rebates for home workplace EV charging

The Government of B.C. has developed a provincial strategy known as the CleanBC plan, and is working with BC Hydro and FortisBC to offer provincial rebates for the purchase and installation of electric vehicle (EV) chargers.

The program offers EV rebates for the following:

  • Single-family homes, including duplexes and townhouses, with private garages or dedicated parking.
  • A rebate of up to 50% of the purchase and installation costs of an eligible Level 2 EV charger, to a maximum of 350.
  • EV Ready rebates: You can apply for these rebates together to streamline the EV-related upgrades to your building, or you could apply for them one at a time as your project progresses.
  • A rebate of up to 3,000 for the creation of an EV Ready plan – a professional strategy for your building to make at least one parking space per residential unit EV Ready.
  • A rebate of up to 600 per parking space, to a maximum of 80,000 to install the electrical infrastructure in order to implement your EV Ready plan.
  • A rebate of up to 450,400 per charger, to a maximum of 14,000, is available to purchase and install Level 2 networked EV chargers at your building, in order to implement your EV Ready plan.
  • A rebate of up to 5000,000 per charger to a maximum of 14,000. to purchase and install Level 2 networked EV chargers at your building’s residential parking spaces.
  • A rebate of up to 5000,000 per charger is available, to a maximum of 14,000, to purchase and install eligible Level 2 networked EV chargers for employee use.

For this rebate, organizations will need to receive a pre-approval from BC Hydro. Learn more and apply here.

  • Single-family homes: A rebate of up to 750
  • Apartment and condo buildings: A rebate of up to 4,500 per EV charger
  • Workplaces: A rebate of up to 4,000 per EV charger

To be eligible for the program, home EV charging stations (level 2) must be:

  • ordered, purchased and installed on or after September 26, 2019.
  • Approved for sale and use in Canada and certified cUL, cETL or CSA (such as Bosch’s home charging stations like the EV400 Series, as well as others such as the EVDuty, the FLO Home EV charging stations or Sun Country Highway’s Rugged edition or its EV40D Dual EVSE).
  • Equipped with a standard SAE J1772 connector (the only exception to the requirement is the Tesla wall connector)
  • New, unused or refurbished

2) FortisBC: Go Electric rebates for home workplace EV charging

To help you get ready for lower carbon transportation options such as electric vehicles (EVs), FortisBC is offering rebates to BC residents for purchasing and installing an EV charging station at home, at multi-unit residential buildings and at workplaces. You must be a residential FortisBC electricity or municipal electricity customer of Grand Forks, Penticton, Summerland or Nelson Hydro.

The program offers EV rebates for the following properties:

  • Single-family detached homes; mobile homes on a permanent foundation; or side-by-side duplexes, row homes or townhouses with individual electricity meters and garages or dedicated parking for the residents of each unit
  • A rebate of up to 50% of the purchase and installation costs of an eligible Level 2 EV charger, to a maximum of 350.
  • Multi-unit residential buildings and workplaces constructed before August 31, 2020 (i.e. new construction buildings are not eligible).
  • A rebate of up to 50% of eligible purchase and installation costs, up to 5000,000 per station, to a maximum of 14,000 per application.

Eligible Level 2 EV charging stations must be:

Home EV charging station rebates in Manitoba

Although there are currently no provincial home EV charging stations rebates in Manitoba, Level 2 chargers are eligible for financing under the Home Energy Efficiency Loan.

1) Home Energy Efficiency Loan. Manitoba Hydro

The Energy Efficient Home Loan offers a convenient and affordable financing option if you want to make energy-efficient improvements to your home. The amount of your monthly payment will be added to your energy bill. No down payment is required.

The maximum amount eligible for financing is 3,000 per EV charger, including installation.

To be eligible for this loan:

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  • Your EV needs to be new and for residential use only;
  • You must be the owner of an electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle registered in the province of Manitoba;
  • You must purchase a new Level 2 charging station for residential use only;
  • You must have a nominal voltage rating of 208 and 240 V only;
  • Your EV home charger must be installed and connected by a licensed electrician with an electrical permit taken out for the work performed;
  • and, the Level 2 EV charger must be third-party certified by ULC, CSA or ETL: such as the Bosch EV400 Series, the FLO Home G5 and X5; EVDuty EVC30 or its Smart-Home version; and the Sun Country Highway single and Dual-Charger.

An authorized Program supplier (contractor or retailer) will work with you to determine if your project is eligible for funding and help you complete the loan application.

For more information, please visit the Manitoba Hydro website.

EV charger grants set to change in April 2022

The Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) is changing the requirements for the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) in April 2022.

From April 2022, the Office for Zero Emission Vehicle’s (OZEV) Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) will be changing. The change comes as part of an effort to provide support for people in flats and rented accommodation that previously did not qualify.

The main changes to the EVHS in 2022 will be on who is eligible for the grant scheme. The FOCUS will shift towards those living in densely populated areas that may not have qualified for the grant scheme previously.

What is the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme?

The Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) commonly referred to as OZEV funding, is a Government grant scheme which allows qualifying applicants to claim funding towards the installation of Electrical Vehicle (EV) chargers.

Currently the scheme offers a voucher of up to £350 towards the installation of an Electric Vehicle charger unit at a qualifying property (up to a maximum of 75% of the cost of the EV charger itself). The main requirement of this grant scheme is that the applicant owns, leases or has ordered a qualifying Electric Vehicle and has dedicated off-street parking available at their property with a limit of up to 2 funded EV chargers per property.

How will the scheme change in 2022?

The scheme will no longer be open to homeowners (including people with mortgages) who live in single-unit properties such as bungalows and detached, semi-detached or terraced housing. Installations for single-unit properties must be completed by 31st March 2022 and a claim submitted to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) by 30th April 2022.

After March 31st 2022 FOCUS will shift aim towards building owners, landlords and social housing providers as well as owners of apartment blocks with a few exceptions for homeowners in flats those in rental accommodation.

There will be a few exceptions for those living in flats or rented single-unit properties where a qualifying vehicle is owned, leased or on order.

five’s recommendation

If you are a qualifying homeowner and own, lease or have an Electric Vehicle on order we would strongly recommend that you apply for the EVHS right now if an EV charger is not already present at your property.

If you are unsure whether you qualify for the current grant scheme, please feel free to call us for advice on 0800 612 5050.

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If you live in rented accommodation we can apply for the grant on your behalf, providing you have dedicated off-street parking and your landlord supplies written permission.

Electric Vehicles can offer significant savings over their Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) counterparts through lower fuel and maintenance costs. An EV charger being present at your property may provide you with a more realistic opportunity to make the switch to EV!

Attractive for tenants

Increasing numbers of tenants are likely to require access to EV charge points as more and more people buy electric cars. Given what we know about the challenges facing the public charging network and surging EV adoption, providing private, affordable and easily accessible EV charge points for tenants could be a big selling point.

Without dedicated charge points where they live, many tenants would be wholly reliant on the UK’s still limited public charging infrastructure. They would have to leave home to charge their EV, would not have the freedom of charging it when they wanted and would be forced to pay a higher rate for the electricity.

The cost to landlords of installing a charge point, including the grant, will vary depending on the type of charger. One option is a Smart charger that can be controlled via an app so tenants can set it to charge their car during off-peak hours when electricity costs less.

In the future, vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology will allow electric vehicles to direct energy stored in batteries back into buildings or the grid to further save on electricity costs and energy use.

Charge points boost property values

If landlords need any more incentive to get onboard, in addition to making properties more attractive to prospective tenants and future-proofing properties as the adoption of EVs gathers pace, charge points also bring material benefits for landlords by boosting the value of their properties. The National Association of Property Buyers (NAPB) recently estimated a charge point could boost the value of a property by up to £5,000.

“The convenience of a ready-made charging point is proving popular with buyers who own an EV or intend to buy one in the near future. Currently we estimate it could add at least £3,000 to £5,000 to the value of a property and this trend will carry on,” NAPB founder, Jonathan Rolande, said.

And, in a sign that landlords are starting to take heed of the EV revolution, rental property provider Annington is working with Smart Home Charge to install charge points at a number of its properties.

“We’ve seen a huge increase in interest in EVs from our tenants, who are now actively looking for properties that have chargers in place, so their homes are ‘EV ready’,” Gary Smith, property manager at Annington, said.

About OLEV: The home EV charger grant

This current scheme, funded by the UK Government’s Office is called the Electric Vehicle Home Charging Scheme (EVHCS); it enables low emission vehicle owners (or committed buyers) to install EV charging points at their home at a reduced installation cost.

Under the Electric Vehicle Home Charge Scheme or the OLEV grant, the UK government provides an offer of up to £350 for your electric vehicle socket installation at home (max 2 sockets), making the electric charge point installation process easier and easing the financial burden on your transition to electric vehicles. You need to use an OLEV approved charger installed by an approved installer to qualify.

What Home EV charge points do you need?

It is important that you have charging points that are compatible with a wide range of EVs as there are a range of voltage types available. The Type 27kW charger is the most common option as this can be compatible with all the new and best-selling electric vehicles in the market. Electric vehicle charging at home can take a short time of three to four hours.

Wall installations are the most commonly installed electric plug points, however, sockets that are installed on posts are also an option. The latter is more expensive than the former as electricity needs to be supplied to the post from under the ground.

Costs of an electric plug point installation at work

Installation is generally charged in addition to the cost of the plug point, however, up to £350 pounds can be claimed under the OLEV grant for home and for your business. As mentioned above, electric power points on posts tend to be more expensive, costing from £2500 to £5000 after the application of the EVHCS or WCS grant. An advanced Rapid charger can cost up to £35000. It is important that get multiple quotes from a number of different manufacturers as to your options.

Zero Carbon World

This is a fantastic opportunity to do your bit for a better environment and protect yourself against further reduction in mobility for vehicles that do not meet ever stricter emissions targets.

Go Ultra Low City Scheme

To promote the use of Ultra Low Emission Vehicles (ULEVs) in certain regions across the UK have obtained GUL City status. In these regions, your business may receive additional funding. Nottingham, Bristol/Bath, London and Milton Keynes are four cities that have obtained GUL city status.

For more information on finding home charging point grant installers get in contact with us today.

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