Rebates of up to 75 per cent available for Whistler single family homes, multi-unit residential buildings, and workplaces
Making the switch to an electric vehicle in Whistler just got easier.
The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) is partnering with the Province of British Columbia’s CleanBC Go Electric EV Charger Rebate Program to provide rebates for the purchase and installation of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at homes and workplaces.
From May 28, 2020 to February 28, 2021, the RMOW will top up the Province’s rebate contributions to further bring down the price of EV charging stations in Whistler.
“We’re working with communities like Whistler to make it easier for British Columbians to switch to electric vehicles,” said Bruce Ralston, Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources. “Through our CleanBC plan, we are making cleaner options more affordable, reducing climate pollution, and building a sustainable economy.”
“Whistler council remains committed to continuing to take action on climate and find ways of reducing Whistler’s overall climate footprint,” said Whistler Mayor Jack Crompton. “Making it easier and more affordable for people in Whistler to choose electric vehicles is one of the many actions that will be taken over the next few years to help the community reduce our greenhouse gas emissions.”
This rebate is available for single family homes, multi-unit residential buildings and workplaces.
- Single family homes are eligible for up to $700 in rebates (up to $350 from the Province and up to an additional $350 from the RMOW).
- Multi-unit residential buildings are eligible for rebates up to $3,000 per charging station installation (up to $2,000 from the Province and up to an additional $1,000 from the RMOW).
- Workplaces are eligible for rebates up to $3,000 per charging station installation (up to $2,000 from the Province and up to an additional $1,000 from the RMOW.)
There is no separate application for the RMOW top-up rebate. Simply apply for the CleanBC Go Electric EV Charger Rebate Program and if approved, the eligible RMOW top-up value will automatically be added to the Provincial Rebate.
The RMOW portion of the rebate top up is funded through the Provincial Government’s Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program (CARIP), which the RMOW receives to spend directly on climate action initiatives. The EV rebate initiative was approved through the RMOW’s 2020 budget amendment process.
Getting more people into electric vehicles will have a big impact to get Whistler on track to meet our emission targets.
Personal transportation is Whistler’s biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions. In fact, emissions from private passenger vehicle trips within Whistler make up 57 per cent of Whistler’s carbon footprint.
To further encourage people in Whistler to choose electric vehicles, 14 public EV charging stations are being installed in Day Lots 1, 2 and 4, and Conference Centre Lot A. By investing in new charging capacity, the RMOW hopes to reduce barriers to EV ownership and support Whistler’s successful transition to low carbon transport to, from and around Whistler. These public EV charging stations are made possible by funding from Natural Resources Canada, the provincial Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program as well as parking revenue from the Day Lots.
Other ways the RMOW is working to get people out of fossil fuel burning vehicles include improving transit, expanding the Valley Trail, and encouraging e-bike use. Learn More.
Get the EV charging station rebates today.