Electric Vehicle (EV) Charger Rebate

Do you have an electric vehicle (EV) or thinking of getting one? Rebates are available to support the installation of charging equipment for your EV. All rebates are additional to the rebates offered through BC Hydro. While the application process will be similar a separate application must be submitted to the City of Nanaimo and BC Hydro to receive both rebates.

The City of Nanaimo is offering top-up rebates of $150 for single family Homes, duplexes, row houses and townhouses. An additional rebate of up to $1,000 for an EV ready plan and $100 per parking space with access to an EV charger is available for apartments and condo buildings.

EV Charging Station

In order to apply for a City of Nanaimo EV charger rebate, you first need to apply for the BC Hydro rebates. The City Staff is in touch with provincial staff at the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation to streamline the BC Hydro EV charger rebate application process. Administration of the municipal top-up rebates through BC Hydro is currently not available to municipalities who would like to offer rebates this year. To reduce administration burden on both applicants and City staff, applicants can simply submit proof of their successful BC Hydro rebate applications on the following top-up rebate categories. We will provide an update once these top-up rebates no longer require a separate application process to the City. 

All rebates are available on a first-come, first served basis until funding runs out.

Single Family Homes and Duplexes, Row houses and townhouses

In addition to BC Hydro rebate offers, Single-family homes, row houses, duplexes or townhouses can get a rebate of $150 for the purchase and installation costs of an eligible Level 2 EV charger.

*CLICK HERE TO APPLY*. Be sure to have proof that you have received the BC hydro rebate.  

Apartment and condo buildings

The City of Nanaimo will provide top-up rebates for apartment and condo buildings to support the creation and implementation of an EV Ready Plan. Rebates are additional to those provided by BC Hydro.

1) EV Ready Plan
A rebate of up to $1,000 for the creation of an EV Ready plan is available from the City of Nanaimo.
An EV ready plan is a professional strategy for your building prepared by a licensed electrical contractor and/or electrical engineer that includes details about how your building will provide each residential unit with at least one EV ready parking space per residential unit.

To be eligible for the rebate the EV Ready Plan must meet the requirements found on BC Hydro's website.

An EV plan is required in order to be eligible for available additional EV Ready infrastructure rebates through the City (see number 2 below) and BC Hydro.  

2) EV Ready Charger Infrastructure Rebate
The City will offer a top-up of $100 per parking space to install the electrical infrastructure required to implement the building’s EV ready plan.  A property can apply for both the EV Ready Plan and the EV Ready infrastructure rebate together or one at a time.  An approved EV Ready Plan is required for this rebate.


If you have already completed your EV Ready Plan and are submitting only for the EV Ready Infrastructure Rebate you will need to submit your EV Ready Plan as well. We’ll review your documents and if everything meets the requirements, we’ll process your rebate payment within 90 days. 

If you have any questions, please contact: sustainability@nanaimo.ca.


Last updated: March 21, 2023

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