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Electric Vehicle Chargers

Hakai Energy Solutions offers electric vehicle (EV) charger installations for those looking to take advantage of the government rebates in BC. Since 90% of EV charging is done at home, and level-2 charging systems are more than twice as efficient, installing an EV charging station can save you money and time.

The B.C. Government Now Provides EV Charger Rebates

B.C.’s Ministry of Energy is offering $4.8 million in rebates for electric vehicle charging stations. Hakai Energy Solutions can help you select and install the right EV charger.

Choosing an EV charger

There are many factors to consider when choosing a charging system for your electric vehicle.

  • Location

Consider whether your charger will be indoor or outdoor and what weatherproofing you will need.

  • The number of outlets

If you want to be able to charge more than one vehicle at a time.

  • Amperage

The amperage of the charger (the higher the amperage, the faster the charging)

  • Cord length

Shorter cords are easier to store but the longer your cord is, the farther from the charging station you can be.

  • Network connection

If your charging station has a network connection, you can monitor, start, and stop charging from your phone.

  • Eligible for rebates

Make sure your charging system is eligible for rebates by checking the list at this link.

Rebates Available

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

Types of EV Chargers

Level 1

  • Connects to a standard 15 Amp 120-volt outlet. No electrical installation work is typically required
  • Charges your electric vehicle batteries up to 8km/hour
  • Takes 12-20 hours to fully charge an EV battery
  • Level 1 chargers are often included with new vehicles

Level 2

  • Connects to a 240-volt outlet
  • Typically requires an electrical installer, unless a suitable receptacle is already in place.
  • Charges your electric vehicle batteries up to 30km/hour
  • Takes 6-14 hours to fully charge an EV battery
  • Rebates offered!

Level 3

  • Uses a direct-current connection
  • Charges your electric vehicle batteries up to 200km/hour
  • Takes 1-4 hours to charge an EV battery
  • Usually used in commercial and public locations

 

Installation of an EV Charger

Hakai Energy Solutions specializes in renewable energy systems and our team of red-seal certified electricians will help you choose the best charging system for your vehicle and location, and provide quality installations of EV charging systems. Hakai is a Tesla Certified Installer and has experience installing chargers from most major manufacturers.

Hakai installations take into account:

  • Power requirements
  • Type of electric vehicle(s)
  • Canadian legislative codes and standards
  • Safety
  • Building structure and type

Contact us today for more information