Transition énergétique Québec

Frequently asked questions

Charging stations at home

In the province of Québec, the Building Code requires that all electrical work be carried out by an electrical contractor with a licence Ce lien ouvre dans une nouvelle fenêtre. from Régie du bâtiment du Québec.

1. Can I install a charging station before I take possession of my vehicle?

You can buy and install an eligible charging station before you take possession of your vehicle, but you must wait until you take possession of the vehicle before submitting your rebate application to the program manager.

2. Are all charging stations eligible for a rebate?

The list of home charging stations that qualify for government rebates has been posted on this website since November 2018. It is possible to ask for models to be added to the list, provided they have been certified by a recognized authority.
The list can be found in the Charging station rebate section.

3. How much does it cost on average to purchase and install a charging station?

Generally speaking, it costs $1,500 for the purchase and installation of the charging station.

The price for a 240V charging station can vary between $600 and $1,300 (before taxes). Charging stations can be purchased from a dealer, a distributor, a superstore or directly from the manufacturer.

Installation costs can range from $400 to $1,100 (before taxes). These costs may be higher if you need to upgrade your electrical panel or run underground cables.

In Québec, the Building Code requires all electrical work to be carried out by an electrical contractor. However, you may not need to carry out any installation work if your home is already equipped with a 240V electrical outlet that complies with current regulations

4. What information must appear on my charging station invoice?

The invoice or proof of purchase for the charging station must list the following information:

  • Date of the transaction
  • Name of the supplier or name of the supplier's company and contact information
  • Detailed description of the items included in the transaction
  • The amount for each item included in the transaction as well as the final amount of the transaction (including all applicable taxes and fees)

    If you made an online purchase, the information may be scattered throughout several documents. Make sure you attach all required documents to your rebate application.

5. What is the deadline for submitting a rebate application?

It is recommended that the rebate application be submitted as soon as the charging station has been installed.

To be eligible for a rebate, the home charging station must be purchased and installed no later than December 31, 2020. The dates indicated on the purchase invoice and the invoice for the installation work must not, therefore, exceed that date. Applicants can submit their rebate applications with all of the supporting and other documents after that date. The program will end no later than March 31, 2021 or once the available funds are exhausted.

6. Was the rebate program modified on April 1, 2017?

Yes. It is now possible for successive owners of a given eligible vehicle to file a rebate application for the purchase and installation of a home charging station. The applicant’s name and the address at which the charging station is installed must be different from the previous applications linked to the vehicle.

7. I bought a used electric vehicle. Can I take advantage of the rebate for a charging station?

Yes. Since April 1, 2017, individuals who purchase a used electric vehicle can apply for a rebate for the purchase and installation of a home charging station. This applies to the owners or lessees of an all-electric vehicle, a plug-in hybrid vehicle or an electric motorcycle.

The applicant’s name and the address at which the charging station is installed must be different from the previous applications linked to the vehicle.

8. There is no charging station where I work. How can I convince my employer to offer this service?

Since February 2014, companies, municipalities and organizations can receive a rebate for the installation of one or several charging stations at the workplace. Companies are not required to have electric vehicles in their car fleet to take advantage of this rebate.

The charging station may be used by employees to recharge their personal vehicles. You will find more information on this program in the Rebate for a charging station at work section (in French only).