Choosing an EV charger
There are many factors to consider when choosing a charging system for your electric vehicle.
Consider whether your charger will be indoor or outdoor and what weatherproofing you will need.
If you want to be able to charge more than one vehicle at a time.
The amperage of the charger (the higher the amperage, the faster the charging)
Shorter cords are easier to store but the longer your cord is, the farther from the charging station you can be.
If your charging station has a network connection, you can monitor, start, and stop charging from your phone.
Make sure your charging system is eligible for rebates by checking the list at this link.
B.C.’s Ministry of Energy is offering $4.8 million in rebates for electric vehicle charging stations. This rebate covers both the charger itself and the installation.
Single-family homes: 50% of costs up to $350 + an additional $350 from BC Hydro for a total of $700 in rebates.
Multi-unit buildings: 50% of costs up to $2000
Workplaces with at least 5 employees: 50% of costs up to $2000