Go Electric Offerings for Indigenous Communities and Businesses
There are several CleanBC Go Electric Program offerings available that help to support the adoption of zero-emission vehicles by Indigenous businesses and communities in B.C.
Go Electric Home and Workplace Charger Rebates
The Province, in partnership with BC Hydro and FortisBC, is providing rebates for the purchase and installation of electric vehicle (EV) chargers for homes and workplaces across B.C.
B.C. Indigenous communities and businesses are currently eligible for increased rebates of 75% of the costs to purchase and install charging equipment at their homes or workplaces. Funding levels are as follows:
- Single-family homes are eligible for rebates up to a maximum of $750 per station. This rebate offer is no longer available in BC Hydro Electric Service Territory.
- Multi-unit residential buildings (MURBs) are eligible for rebates up to a maximum of $7,500 per station.
- Workplaces are eligible for rebates up to a maximum of $7,500 per station.
The program offers advisor and consultation services via Plug In BC for the installation of EV charging stations in MURBs and workplaces. The ‘EV Charging Advisor’ can provide services to help find charging solutions for a site, including onsite presentations and education, and general site consultations.
Pre-approval is required before purchasing or installing chargers for the MURB and workplace offers in the program.
For details and to apply, visit:
Go Electric Public Charger Program
The CleanBC Go Electric Public Charger Program is intended to increase the number of public Direct Current Fast Charger (DCFC) stations throughout B.C. to support the growing number of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) on the road.
The program aims to fill current gaps in the public DCFC network in B.C. such as Indigenous communities, rural and northern areas, and city centers experiencing long queues for DCFCs due to high ZEV uptake.
Increased rebates of up to 90% of project costs (to a maximum of $130,000) per station is available for Indigenous-owned DCFC stations. Amount for rebates range from $50,000 to $130,000 depending on charger power output.
Go Electric Fleets Program
The CleanBC Go Electric Fleets Program is intended to support public and private fleets transition to ZEVs.
The program takes a multi-pronged approach to address various barriers to ZEV adoption in fleets by offering financial and technical support. Indigenous communities and businesses are eligible for increased rebates for some of the program offers, as follows:
- 75% of costs (up to max of $50,000) for fleet assessments and business case development.
- 75% of costs (up to max of $5,000) for EV infrastructure assessment.
- 75% of costs (up to max of $25,000) for electrical infrastructure work.
- For a limited time, 75% of costs (up to max of $6,000) for Level 2 charging station purchase and installations (otherwise 75% of costs up to a max of $4,000).
- 75% of costs (up to max of $75,000) for fast charging stations.