Hosted by the Vancouver Electric Vehicle Association featuring representatives from Plug-In BC    

EV Ready and Infrastructure rebates were announced by the BC Government December 3, 2020, but the full potential of these rebates to upgrade your building for an EV future is not widely known. 

It is a time limited offer, but learning the details now may enable buildings to get up to half of the costs of upgrading subsidized. 

This is world leading legislation to enable rapid adoption of electric vehicles for those people living in older MURBs that do not have all parking stalls energized, ready for electric cars.

The webinar was held on January 6, 2021

Presentations and Links below

Please contact us if you would like to schedule another webinar on this topic, or others regarding electric vehicles.

Contact us at mailto:stratacharging@veva.ca


Materials and links from the webinar

VEVA Overview Presentation       Download PDF

Plug-In BC Presentation            Download PDF 

VEVA EV Ready Checklist         Download PDF

Webinar Recording      Coming Soon

EV Charging Rebates site               https://goelectricbc.gov.bc.ca/

BC Hydro Alliance Referrals          Link for Contractors

more information below


EV Ready and EV Infrastructure Rebates for Stratas, Apartment Building Owners, and Property Managers

It's not glamorous. It is the infrastructure that enables you to go electric by simply plugging in a charger.  But in order to do that, you need conduit, wiring and junction boxes that brings electricity to your suite's parking spot.  With modern power electronics, any building can be upgraded to bring power to your parking stall, without having to upgrade the main power supply to your building. It's expensive to do this, but the EV Ready and EV Infrastructure program will cover up to half the costs.  It's an unprecedented opportunity to upgrade your building, but it will require the approval of your owners for your share of the costs.  And unfortunately this first time offer is time limited.  We want to help you get this done.

To get started download our checklist!

EV Ready Checklist-201221.pdf

The government's news release focused on doubling of the charger rebates, up to $14,000.  But this is not the big story.  The big story is that they will also pay up to $83,000 to help buildings build the wiring backbone to support EV chargers for at least one parking stall for each suite in the building.

BC Government (MEMLCI) News Release of December 3, 2020
https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020EMLI0062-001992

To learn more about the EV Ready and EV Infrastructure rebates, go to these sites, and why not join us at our Webinar on January 6th?

Go Electric Site - Clean BC
https://goelectricbc.gov.bc.ca/  (Go to bottom of the page)
Need to determine how your apartment or condo can support widespread EV charging?

Rebates are available to complete and implement an EV Ready Plan, including making residential unit parking stalls ready to support EV charging stations. Contact an EV Charging Station Advisor for guidance.

For BC Hydro customers:      
https://electricvehicles.bchydro.com/incentives/charger-rebates

For FortisBC electricity customers:
http://fortisbc.com/electricvehicle


Why should you take this opportunity to upgrade your building?  It's expensive, but ...

In most areas of BC all new buildings are required to be pre-wired for EV charging.  That makes those buildings more attractive to an ever increasing number of condo home owners who want to drive EVs.  Your buildings market value will be less without access to EV Charging.  Ensuring that all suites are ready for EV charging enables every suite owner to benefit with increased market value.  It's an investment that will pay back dividends, even before you start saving money by driving electric!

How much can you save per month driving an electric car?  See this page.

British Columbia leads the way on progressive By-laws supporting EV Charging

BC Cities with bylaws for mandatory parking stall pre-wiring for EV charging in new developments.

There are 15 cities with a 100% 'energized' requirement representing 50% of the population of BC. (Note that the City of North Vancouver's bylaw states 20 % wired at time of commissioning, with capacity for the remaining 80% of parking stalls.)


Table 1: List of BC municipalities with EV-ready requirements for NEW multi-unit residential buildings

                (MURBs)

 

Municipality  

Residential Requirement  

Policy type  

City of Burnaby 

100% energized

Zoning bylaw 13903, No 24

District of Central Saanich

100% energized

Bylaw 2061, 2020

City of Coquitlam 

100% dwelling units energized 

Zoning bylaw 4897 

City of Port Coquitlam 

100% “roughed in”

Zoning bylaw 3630, No. 4035 

Township of Langley

100% energized

Zoning Bylaw 2500

City of New Westminster 

100% energized

Zoning bylaw amendment 8040 

City of Maple Ridge

100% “roughed in”

Zoning Bylaw 4350 - 1990

City of Port Moody

100% energized

Zoning Bylaw 2937

City of Richmond 

100% energized 

Zoning bylaw 8500 

District of Saanich

100% dwelling units energized

Zoning Bylaw 9627 and 9644

City of Surrey

100% energized

Zoning Bylaw 12000

City of Vancouver 

100% energized

Building bylaw 10908 

City of North Vancouver 

100% energized

Zoning Bylaw 1995 No 6700

District of West Vancouver

100% energized

Bylaw 4662, 2010, Bylaw 5055

City of Victoria

100% energized

Bylaw 20-075