As part of its efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation, the City of Edmonton has a rebate program to help Edmonton businesses and homeowners with the cost of installing electric vehicle (EV) charging stations on their properties.
The rebates cover up to 50% of the cost of purchasing and installing Level 2 charging stations to a maximum of $600 for residential properties and $2,000 for commercial locations or large multi-family buildings. The chargers must be installed by a licensed master electrician, use a breaker not greater than 40 amp, and have applicable permitting. Commercial and multi-family buildings can apply for up to five chargers.
Funding for this program has been limited to one year due to economic constraints. For this reason applications will be accepted until May 31, 2021 or until the budget is expended, whichever comes first. Please submit an application for pre-approval before purchasing a charger. Rebates for single family homes are almost fully subscribed, but there are rebates available for commercial properties (ideally with public access) and large multi-family buildings.
This program benefits Edmontonians in a number of ways. Having a reliable network of EV charging stations in public spaces, homes and workplaces is essential for the adoption of EVs, which is in turn Important to reaching Edmonton’s climate goals. It reduces range anxiety for EV users and helps develop charging infrastructure needed for a rapidly evolving auto industry. Partnered with federal rebates, the program reduces the price difference between an EV and an internal combustion engine vehicle. It stimulates the local economy and supports economic recovery for industry professionals such as electricians. And everybody benefits from better air quality.
Please visit edmonton.ca/electricvehicles for more information.