Electric vehicle owners need options for charging away from home, and business owners are in a perfect position to provide charging space. Adding public EV charging stations to your commercial property provides visitors with a space to charge while generating revenue for your business. Schedule your commercial EV charging station installation today!
With many EV charging rebates available, adding public EV charging stations to your property is more affordable than ever. While rebates have traditionally applied more to home EV charging stations, these programs have the focus has shifted squarely to the commercial sector.
A subprogram of BC Hydro’s CleanBC Go Electric rebate, the Public Charger Program aims to increase the availability of public fast-charging stations and improve access by filling in gaps within underserved areas. This includes a particular focus on adding chargers within Indigenous communities and in rural locations.
Precise rebate amounts vary depending on the output of the Direct Current Fast Chargers (DCFCs), as well as the location or community in which they are installed.
Up to $80,000 per charge port available
Funding starts at $20,000 per <50 kW DCFC installation, and ranges up to $80,000 per >100 kW charge port. These rebates can cover up to 50% of total project costs, including purchasing, planning, and installation costs.
Up to $130,000 per charge port for Indigenous communities
In order to improve access to fast charging locations within historically underserved Indigenous communities, larger incentives are available for public charger installation. Indigenous communities can receive up to $130,000 per >100 kW charge port, and these rebates may cover up to 90% of total project costs.
Prepare your application today!
Applications for this program are reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year and are currently closed. Prepare your materials to be ready for the next application deadline!
Whether you own a business, a commercial property, or a multi-unit residential building, public EV charging spaces provide a host of benefits. From additional profits to helping the environment and improving your business’s image, here’s why you might consider adding public EV charging stations!
Public-facing EV charging stations are a great way to add more income to your business’s bottom line. Not only that, but EV chargers are heavily incentivized through rebates and tax incentives, helping you get even more from your investment!
One of the biggest obstacles to electric vehicle adoption has been the availability of charging options for EV owners. While we’ve made a lot of progress, there’s still a long way to go. Adding public EV charging stations to your business means you can contribute to a greener Canada!
These days, many consumers are looking to purchase products and services from forward-thinking businesses that keep sustainability in mind. Adding public EV charging stations to your property will help demonstrate your business’s eco-consciousness and attract more green-minded customers.
In our experience, many of our customers here at TCA weren’t sure how to get started with a public EV charging station installation project. You might have a lot of questions: How do I complete my application for a rebate? What charger will be best for your needs? What hourly rate should you charge?
If your list of questions is a mile long, don’t worry! The EV charging experts at TCA can answer every question you have—and probably many more you haven’t even thought of yet. When you work with TCA, you have access to all of our expertise. We can start you off with a consultation and quote for your project to give you a better idea of what to expect.
This is unique to every business and situation. The number of possible chargers depends on the site’s infrastructure and the power available, among other factors.
Yes! With proper planning, most public EV charging setups are expandable.
We install open protocol equipment, which means you are never locked into a software or hardware as technology changes. Software and firmware are also automatically updated to keep up with technological advancements.
Customers are billed through an app, on a rate set by the building’s management or ownership. The money is then deposited directly into an account specified by the business.
All chargers are compatible with payment via app, and some will also be compatible with credit cards.
Pricing can be set by management at their preferred rate.
It is less than half the cost to operate an electric vehicle versus a gas vehicle.
Yes! All EV chargers come with light indications that tell users how much their vehicle has charged. This includes indicators for when the device is charging, fully charged, or no longer in use. You can also program a loitering fee in order to discourage people from leaving their fully charged vehicle in the space.
A booster may need to be installed in parkade structures if data or Wi-Fi is not reliably available.
Customers will not get billed for the time that the charger was inactive due to a power outage, and they will receive a warning through the app. When power returns, the charger picks up right where it left off.
Yes, most EV charger manufacturers provide full 24-hour support.