B.C. businesses, local governments and Indigenous communities can get funding to install public charging and hydrogen fuelling stations in their communities.
The Public Charger program offers rebates for public Direct Current Fast Chargers (DCFCs) of up to $80,000 per DCFC (up to $130,000 for Indigenous communities) and $5,000 per Level 2 station ($7,500 for Indigenous communities). The program prioritizes applications that fill geographic gaps in the public charging network. Other program priorities include:
The program is open to B.C. businesses, not-for-profits, local governments, Indigenous communities, utilities or public sector organizations located and operating in B.C. Applicants must apply and be pre-approved to the program.
The Hydrogen Fuelling Infrastructure Program provides funding for the construction or upgrade of hydrogen fuelling stations in B.C.
Funding from this program is distributed through funding calls, which will be posted online at chfca.ca/funding.
Additional funding for public fast charging stations is offered through Natural Resources Canada’s (NRCan) Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP) and Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative (EVAFIDI).
|50% of project costs to a maximum of $50,000 per DCFC||50% of project costs to a maximum of $100,000 per DCFC ($150,000 for Indigenous communities)|
|For B.C. projects, an additional 25% of project costs to a maximum of $25,000 per DCFC is available|
The ZEVIP and EVAFIDI Programs are not stackable with the Go Electric Public Charger Program or other CleanBC programs. Any station that receives B.C. funding through the ZEVIP or EVAFIDI will not be eligible for funding through the CleanBC Go Electric Public Charger Program.