Guide on Provincial and Municipal Incentives for Level 2 Home Charging Stations
Provincial Incentives for Charging stations in Canada:
There are several incentives in place in Canada to help electric car and plug-in hybrid owners to purchase a level 2 home charger. The largest subsidies usually come from provincial governments.
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- Province of Quebec Incentive
- Province of Ontario Incentive
- Province of British Columbia Incentive
- Rest of Canada Incentive
- City of Sherbrooke Incentive
- City of Granby Incentive
- City of Prevost Incentive
- City of Joliette Incentive
- City of Dorval Incentive
- City of Épiphanie Incentive
- City of Marieville Incentive
- City of East Angus Incentive
- Regional district of Nanaimo Incentive
Provincial incentives for the purchase and installation of a charger in Quebec:
Incentive for single family homes and residential buildings with 4 doors or less:
In 2012, Quebec’s government developed and implemented a plan to help speed up the electrification of transportation. This plan notably includes a $350 rebate for the purchase of a level 2 (240 volts) home charging station, as well as a $250 one for the installation made by an electrician contractor, for a combined total of $600 in helping from the provincial government.
To obtain this subsidy, the following conditions must be met:
- The charger must be new and only for a domestic use.
- It must be fed by a 240 volts circuit.
- It must be approved by a recognized organism.
- Installation of the charging station must be done by a licensed electrician.
Moreover, the applicant needs to be the owner of a new or used 100% electric or plug-in hybrid car, a slow speed electric vehicle, or an electric motorcycle. If the vehicle is secondhand, the owner’s name and the address of installation must be different from the previous owner. You must also submit your application before December 31st, 2020. If you want to learn more, you can visit the government of Quebec website on the refund for charging stations..
In order to benefit from the $600 rebate, you have to submit the online application form.. You attach the following documentation to your application:
- Vehicle Identification Number of your vehicle
- The complete, signed purchase agreement for your vehicle
- Your signed registration certificate
- Invoice for your charging station
- Invoice(s) for the installation of a station at your home
To learn all the details about the procedure to follow, visit the government’s website’s procedure to follow section.
Incentive for residential building with 5 doors or more:
Since April 18th, 2019, an incentive is available for owners and tenants who live in residential buildings with 5 or more units. The rebate allows physical owners of an electric car to claim 50% of the costs of acquisition and installation of a level 2 home charger. The maximum rebate per charging station is $5,000. The incentive for a rental charger is $500 per charger and 50% of the installation cost for a total combined of $5,000. The incentive can only be claimed once per person per home.
Other limits can apply to different claimants (company, manager, syndicate of co-owners or owner of a building with 5 or more units:
- 5 to 9 units: up to $10,000
- 10 to 19 units: up to $20,000
- 20 units and more: up to $25,000
The applicant must be a:
- Physical person, owner of a residential building with 5 or more units
Registered business in the province of Quebec such as:
- Sponsor, manager, owner of a multiple unit building
- Syndicate of co-owners
- Physical person, owner of an EV or a PHEV
The building must follow the following conditions:
- Located in the province of Quebec
- For a residential or mixed use
- Have 5 or more units
For all program details and conditions, you can visit the government’s page on the matter here.
All the details of the procedure to follow can be found here.
Incentives for businesses: Branché au travail
Branché au travail is a government incentive program to help businesses offer their employees EV charging at work. This incentive covers 50% of the acquisition and installation costs up to $5,000 per connector or per charger.
The charger can be level 1 (120 volts) or level 2 (240 volts), it must be approved by a registered organism (which is the case for every charger sold on the Chargehub Store), it must be exclusively used for charging electric cars, and must have a dedicated EV parking spot.
Every registered business in the province of Quebec is eligible, some conditions may apply.
Provincial incentives for the purchase and installation of a charger in Ontario:
On July 11th, 2018, the government of Ontario took the decision to cancel its rebate program for level 2 charger. Thankfully, there are still ways to save on the purchase of a level 2 charger. Firstly, you can subscribe to our home charging stations promotions to be notified about all of our offers on chargers.
Provincial incentives for the purchase and installation of a charger in British Columbia:
British Columbia offers the biggest rebate to help electric car owners purchase a level 2 home charging station. The incentive covers 75% of the retail and installation costs up to a maximum of $750.
Note: Unfortunately, the program has already awarded all of available funding as of July 6th, 2018. It is possible to be placed on a waiting list to benefit from an eventual program reopening.
The charger must meet the following conditions to be eligible for the subsidy:
- ULC, cUL, cETL or CSA certified
- Wall mounted
- Level 2 (208 to 240 volts)
The applicant must:
- Be a British Columbia resident.
- Be the owner of a single-family home, city house, or a duplex. The building must:
- Be older than 6 months. The subsidy is not for new buildings.
- Have a parking spot.
Provide the following documentation:
- Application form
- Charger receipt
- Installation receipt
- The electrical contractor form completed and signed
To find out all the details, visit the procedure to follow on the PlugInBC website.
Provincial incentives in the rest of Canada:
There are currently no other rebates available in Canada. It is still possible to save on your future charger by subscribing to our home charging stations promotions to be notified about all of our offers on chargers.
Level 2 Home Charging Stations Municipal Incentives in Canada
In addition to the provincial subsidy, some cities understand the importance of financially helping residents in the purchase of a home charger to accelerate the electrification of transportation.
Incentives for the purchase and installation of a level 2 charger in Sherbrooke, Quebec:
To increase the number of electric cars and plug-in hybrid on its roads, the city of Sherbrooke offers a $500 incentive to facilitate the acquisition and installation of a level 2 home charger.
To be eligible to the Sherbrooke subsidy, the charger must respect the following criteria:
- It must be new.
- It needs to be connected to a tension of 240 volts.
- It must be approved by a certified organism.
- It must be installed on a primary or secondary home on the Sherbrooke territory or must be served by Hydro-Sherbrooke.
- It must be installed by an electrician contractor.
Moreover to the charger criteria, the applicant must be a physical person, and respect one of the two following criteria:
- Live on Sherbrooke territory and be served by Hydro-Sherbrooke.
- Live outside the Sherbrooke territory but served by Hydro-Sherbrooke.
To get the $500 subsidy from the city of Sherbrooke for a charging station, you must fill the application form (only available in French), and provide the charger receipt and the installation receipt.
To find out all the program details, you can check the program flyer (only available in French).
Incentives for the purchase and installation of a level 2 charger in Granby, Quebec:
With the objective of preserving the environment and lowering its carbon footprint, the city of Granby created the Plan d’action vert de la Ville to promote the electrification of transportation. This plan offers a rebate of 25% of the purchase and installation cost of a level 2 charger up to $250.
To be eligible, your charger must be new, of second level (208 to 240 volts), and used to charge your electric car. Moreover, it must be installed by a licensed electrical.
You also need to be the owner of a residential building. You can claim the rebate for every building you own, up to five times for a housing building. To claim the 25% rebate offered by the city of Granby, you have to complete this form (only available in French) and attach your charger and installation receipt.
You must provide this documentation before the 1st of May of the year following the purchase of the charger.
To find out more details about this program, you can read the Granby incentive details (only available in French).
Incentives for the purchase and installation of a level 2 charger in Prevost, Quebec:
The city of Prevost wants to promote ecological transport on the integrality of its territory. This is why the city has decided to offer a $100 subsidy to help with the acquisition and installation of a level 2 home charging station.
Your charger must respect the following criteria to be eligible to the subsidy:
- The charger must be a level 2, meaning that it is connected to a tension of 240 volts.
- It has been installed to a residential or mixed-use building.
- The installation must be on a person’s primary home and on the Prevost territory.
- It must be installed by an licensed electrician.
- The provincial subsidy of $600 for the acquisition and installation of a level 2 charger must be claimed in the six months preceding the claim of the city subsidy.
The applicant must meet some further criteria to be eligible for this $100 level 2 charger subsidy:
- They must be a physical person.
- They must live in the city of Prevost.
- They must own a electric car or a plug-in hybrid.
- They must have installed a level 2 home charger at their place of residence.
All in all, you just need to be an EV driver living in Prevost and have a home charging station installed.
To claim the subsidy, you’ll have to provide this documentation:
- The city form (only available in French).
- A proof of residence.
- A copy of your vehicle registration.
- The installation receipt to prove that an electrician contractor made the installation.
For more information, we invite you to read the city flyer (only available in French). It explains the full $100 rebate application process for a level 2 charging station.
Incentives for the purchase and installation of a level 2 charger in Joliette, Quebec:
The city of Joliette has also put in place a program to encourage its citizen to change their car for an electric vehicle. This program includes a 25% rebate for the acquisition and installation of a level 2 home charger, up to $250.
The subsidy can be claimed for one charger per dwelling, up to five times per building. The claimant must be the owner.
To claim the subsidy, you must provide the application form (only available in French), and attach a proof of property, a copy of the charger and the installation receipt. You can call the Joliette city (website in French) if you want to know more about this 25% subsidy.
Incentive for the purchase and installation of a level 2 charger in Dorval, Quebec
The city of Dorval offers a rebate of 50%, up to $500, to cover the expenses of the acquisition and installation of a level 2 home charging station for electric cars. This incentive can be claimed only once per house and is available only for residential buildings, starting from January 1st, 2019.
To claim the incentive, you must provide the following documentation:
- The city form completed
- The charger receipt
- The charger installation receipt
For more information on this charging stations incentive program, you can check the city website.
Incentive for the purchase and installation of a level 2 charger in Épiphanie, Quebec:
Incentive for residential charging stations:
The citizens of the city of Épiphanie can claim a $100 incentive to equip their home with a level 2 charging station. The following conditions apply:
- Owner or tenant living on the territory of Epiphanie
- Owner or tenant of an electric car or a plugin hybrid
- Limit of 1 charger per home
- Proof of residency
- Charger bought after May 1st, 2017
Other conditions may apply. We suggest you visit the official website of this incentive (French only) to find out all the details and fill up the form.
Incentive for commercial charging station:
The city of Épiphanie also has an incentive for businesses who want to get a commercial charger. This incentive covers 50% of the purchase cost on the second charger installed, up to $2000. You can visit the city website to learn more.
Incentive for the purchase and installation of a level 2 charger in Marieville, Quebec
If you are a Marieville citizen with a residential building, you can claim a 25% incentive that covers the costs of acquisition and installation. The maximum amount allowed is $250. The subsidy is available since April 5th, 2019. All the program details can be found on this pamphlet (French only). You will need to complete the city form (French only).
Incentive for the purchase and installation of a level 2 charger in East Angus, Quebec
Residents of East Angus can claim a $100 incentive to purchase a level 2 home charging station. You must do an authorization request to the building and environment inspector before you do the charger installation. The East Angus incentive is available since April 1st, 2019. You can find all the conditions and the form (French only) to fill to enjoy this subsidy.
Incentives for the purchase and installation of a level 2 charger in Regional District of Nanaimo, British Columbia:
To promote the use of cars running on clean energy, the Regional District of Nanaimo offers an $250 incentive for the purchase and installation of a level 2 home ev charger.
To qualify for the rebate, the charger must be bought after December 1st, 2011, be a level 2 charging station connected to 208 to 240 volts, and also be on this list of eligible chargers.
You’ll also have to provide the following documentation by email, in person or by the post to be able to claim the incentive:
- A copy of the level 2 charger receipt
- A copy of the installation receipt
- The applicant name
- The address where the charger is installed
- The address where the incentive will be sent
To find out about all the program details, visit the Regional District of Nanaimo website.