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New EV rebate top-up on select smart chargers for homes

Man plugging Tesla EV into a JuiceBox EV charger
BC Hydro single-family home customers who choose an eligible JuiceBox EV charger may qualify for an additional $250, on top of the CleanBC EV charger rebate of $350. (Photo courtesy

BC Hydro adds up to $250 to existing home charger rebates of up to $350

As we explore more options for our customers to manage the electricity use associated with EV charging, we're offering a new charger rebate top-up to help encourage the adoption of smart EV chargers.

For a limited time, we're offering additional funding of up to $250 for single-family home customers who install an eligible JuiceBox smart EV charger. This funding is in addition to the rebate of up to $350 offered by the Clean BC Go Electric EV Charger Rebate Program.

"This rebate top-up assists customers in getting access to EV charging technology that allows them to schedule their charging and get more information about their charging and electricity consumption. In the future, it may also allow customers to participate in new BC Hydro incentive programs and special rates," explained BC Hydro program manager, Reid Arkinstall.

How the EV charging top-up works

Our top-up rebate kicks in after the base rebate offered by CleanBC is reached, but the combined rebate amount can never exceed 50% of your costs for the purchase and installation of an eligible JuiceBox smart charger.

For example, if your eligible costs are $1,200, you receive a total rebate of $600, which represents the maximum 50% of customer costs allowed. The CleanBC Go Electric EV Charger Rebate would account for $350 of the rebate amount, and the BC Hydro top-up would add another $250. If your eligible costs are $1,000, you get $350 from CleanBC, and another $150 from BC Hydro to get you to the 50% rebate maximum.

The top-up rebate applies only to single-family home customers. For apartment and condo buildings, there are a variety of rebate offers available. There's a standalone EV charger rebate offer, as well as EV Ready rebates, which help subsidize the cost of planning and installing the necessary electrical infrastructure to support your building's current or future EV charging needs.

Get details on eligible JuiceBox chargers and how to apply for CleanBC and top-up rebates for single-family homes.

Rebates for the purchase or lease of an EV

If you're buying or leasing a new electric vehicle in B.C., you could be eligible for up to $9,000 in combined federal and B.C. rebates off the after-tax retail price of a qualifying EV.

The federal rebate is or up to $5,000, and the B.C.'s new income-based rebate is for up to an additional $4,000 through the CleanBC Go Electric program.

Here's how the new-look CleanBC rebate program breaks down:

  • For those with individual incomes of up to $80,000, and household incomes of up to $125,000, the provincial rebate is $4,000 for a battery electric vehicle, and $2,000 for a plug-in hybrid (PHEV)
  • Those with incomes between $80,001 and $90,000 – and household incomes of between $125,001 and $145,000 – get rebates of $2,000 (battery electric) or $1,000 (PHEV)
  • Drivers with incomes of $90,001 to $100,000 – and household incomes of between $145,001 and $165,000 – get rebates of $1,000 (battery electric) and $500 (PHEV).

Learn more about rebates for the purchase or lease of electric vehicles in B.C.