Why Choose Electric Vehicles?
Climate change is one of the most pressing issues facing our planet today. With transportation being the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in North America, primarily from cars and trucks, transitioning to electric vehicles (EVs) is a crucial step towards reducing our carbon footprint. Electric vehicles emit significantly fewer greenhouse gases than their internal combustion engine counterparts, making them an environmentally friendly choice for the future.
Understanding EV Chargers
As electric vehicles gain popularity, understanding the different types of EV chargers available becomes increasingly important. There are three main types of chargers: Level 1, Level 2, and DC Fast Charging. Each charger has unique specifications, including power output, charging speed, and installation requirements.
Why Choose Dormit X?
Dormit X provides safe, efficient, and high-quality charging solutions tailored to your needs. Our team of licensed Red Seal electricians ensures professional installations that meet the highest safety and quality standards. We are also registered under the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Training Program (EVITP), demonstrating our commitment to staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in EV technology.
Government and BC Hydro Support
To encourage the adoption of electric vehicles, the Government and BC Hydro offer various rebate programs for EV owners, such as the Multi-Residential EV Rebates, Employee Workplace Charging Incentive, Clean Energy Vehicle Program (CEV for BC), and Home EV Charger Rebate. Additionally, programs like the LiveSmart BC Residential Charging Point Rebate Program and the SCRAP-IT initiative further support the transition to cleaner transportation options.
Embracing electric vehicles is a vital step towards a greener, more sustainable future. Dormit X is proud to be part of this movement, providing comprehensive charging solutions that cater to the needs of EV owners. Choose Dormit X for all your electric vehicle charging needs and join the electric revolution today.
What does Government and BC hydro support?
Government and BC Hydro are also supporting EV owners by rebate program. Please see the programs as below:
Multi-Residential EV Rebates
Rebates are available to help homes and workplaces across B.C. get ready for electric vehicles (EVs). The program is funded by the Government of B.C.’s Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation, with financial support from the Government of Canada, and is administered by BC Hydro and FortisBC.
The program provides apartment and condo buildings with rebates not just for the EV chargers, but also for the electrical upgrades needed to make the building EV Ready.
Rebate maximums for each option:
- EV READY REBATES
- Up to $3,000 for EV Ready plan
- Up to $120,000 for EV Ready infrastructure
- Up to $14,000 for charges
- Total: $137,000 per apartment/condo complex
- STANDALONE EV CHARGER REBATE
- Up to $14,000 for chargers per apartment/condo complex
- Total : $14,000 per apartment/condo complex
Pre-approval from BC Hydro is required for EV Ready infrastructure and EV charger rebates. For more information and to apply, visit: BC Hydro
Employee Workplace Charging Incentive
Workplace owners that purchase and install eligible EV chargers could receive a rebate of up to 50% of those costs to a maximum of $2,000 per charger, and $14,000 per workplace while funding lasts. A business can apply for a maximum of four of their workplace sites, resulting in a maximum project rebate of $56,000.
For more information, visit Workplace rebate
Clean Energy Vehicle Program (CEV for BC)
The Province of British Columbia offers up to $5,000 off the purchase of a battery electric, fuel cell electric or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle and up to $6,000 for a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle.
For more information, visit CEV for BC.
Home EV Charger Rebate
Owners or residents of single-family homes that purchase and install an eligible Level 2 EV charger can receive a rebate of up to 50% of costs, to a maximum of $350, while funding lasts. This offer is also available to duplexes and townhouses with private garages or dedicated parking.
For more information, visit BC Hydro
Scrap Vehicle Rebates
Trade in your old gas car for an electric car and receive up to $6,000 to buy a brand new electric car and up to $3,000 too buy a used electric car.
For more information, visit SCRAP-IT.
Environment and Climate Change Strategy
The British Columbia government’s $14.3-million Clean Energy Vehicle Program – www.env.gov.bc.ca/cas/mitigation/cev.html – was announced on Nov. 5, 2011. It is a comprehensive program designed to provide British Columbians with a variety of clean and green choices for their transportation needs.
- Clean Energy Vehicles for British Columbia (CEVforBC™) point-of-sale incentives.
- LiveSmart BC Residential Charging Point Rebate Program.
- CEV Infrastructure Deployment Program.
For more information and to apply, visit: Government website