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Electric vehicles

Make the switch to an EV that's powered by water with rebates from CleanBC and BC Hydro.

We're making it easier for you to own and drive an electric vehicle, from the affordable, clean power we supply, to the installation of fast charging stations across B.C.

Save with rebates on chargers and EVs

In partnership with CleanBC, rebates are available for the purchase of an EV and home chargers to make it easier to make the switch.

Vehicle rebates include:

  • Federal vehicle rebates up to $5,000

  • Provincial vehicle rebates up to $3,000

Charger rebates include:

  • Single-family home charger rebates up to $350

  • Multi-unit residential and workplace charger rebates up to property maximum of $14,000

Other benefits of going electric

Other perks include the ability for EV drivers in B.C. to get a sticker that allows them to use our HOV lanes, even if there's only one person in the car. Plus, there are also public parking stalls reserved for EV vehicles (bonus: parking right at IKEA’s entrance!).

Quick stats

  • 2,500+: The approximate number of public charging stations in B.C.

  • 70: number of BC Hydro fast charging stations (with more on the way)

  • $2.00: The approximate cost of charging a Nissan Leaf at home (per 100 km)

Public fast charging 101

We’ve got answers to common questions about public EV charging in our fast charging help centre. From what you need to know before you go to a charging station, to what to do at the fast charging station, we have you covered.

Some of our top questions, answered:

What fast charge connectors are supported?

Our fast charging stations support the two global standard fast charge connectors; the Combo (CCS) and CHAdeMO? You can charge your EV at a fast charging station if either of these connectors can plug into your car.

Can all EV connectors charge at fast charge stations?

Some vehicles, such as select Tesla models, require an adaptor to plug into fast charging stations. Unfortunately the Model 3 in North America Tesla uses a proprietary Tesla connector that can only be used at their stations.

How long will it take me to charge my EV at a fast charger?

Charging typically takes about an hour, but at public charging stations we recommend limiting your charging time to 30 to 40 minutes to ensure other drivers have a chance to charge.

Does the weather affect when I can charge?

You can charge rain or shine, snow or sleet.

How can I find fast charging stations?

Search the PlugShare map and mobile app to find information and availability about charging stations around North America. This site will also provide you with amenities when you’re looking for something to do in those 30 to 40 minutes that you’re charging.

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