Rebates for EV Charging Stations Doubled
December 4, 2020
For Immediate Release
December 3, 2020
FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS BY NEW BC MINISTER OF ENERGY, MINES AND LOW CARBON INNOVATION SENDS IMPORTANT MESSAGE, SAYS NEW CAR DEALERS ASSOCIATION
Vancouver, BC – The New Car Dealers Association of BC says the first order of business by the new Minister of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation, to double the rebate for electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at home and work, speaks volumes about the government’s level of commitment to supporting ongoing adoption of clean energy vehicles among British Columbians.
Today, the Honourable Minister Bruce Ralston announced that the Province is doubling the amount per rebate, to buy and install EV charging stations at home and work. The rebates will be offered through Clean BC’s Go Electric EV Charger Rebate and the EV Ready programs.
“British Columbia has seen the largest uptake of electric vehicles across the country and is currently the largest seller per capita in North America,” explains Blair Qualey, President and CEO of the New Car Dealers Association of BC. “The province has rightfully taken notice of this success and has now doubled the rebates for home and workplace EV charging stations to further encourage buyers to make the switch. I’m looking forward to the future and the positive impact it will have on the transition to EVs in the province.”
To help with the up-front costs that come with purchasing EVs, customers can access double the previous rebates available. Homeowners can get a rebate of up to 50% of purchase and installation costs of an eligible EV charger to a maximum of $700. Workplaces and residents living in condos or apartments that purchase and install chargers can receive a rebate of up to 50% of costs to a maximum of $4,000. Applications open tomorrow, December 4, and can be found at https://goelectricbc.gov.bc.ca/.
“While EV adoption continues to grow in this province, we know that access to much needed infrastructure will help convince people to make the leap,” continued Qualey. “Today’s announcement is precisely the kind of initiative required to help incent people to make a decision that will be good for the environment and the economy.”
The province is also offering added support for those looking to make the switch. Consumers are eligible for up to five hours of free support services from an EV charging station advisor to help them move from the simple idea to actual installation.
About the New Car Dealers Association of BC: The NCDA is the provincial industry association that represents close to 400 new car and truck dealers throughout British Columbia. Members of the Association provide over 30,000 family supporting jobs for British Columbians and are responsible for over $16 Billion of retail sales in the province. The Association speaks on behalf of the retail new automotive industry to the public, media, and government, and deals primarily with the legal, environmental, and consumer issues relating to vehicle sales in BC.
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