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.
Browse by region or city
- 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
- Regional district of Nanaimo Incentive
Provincial incentives for the purchase and installation of a charger in Quebec:
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.
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.
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.