Multi-unit building charging station rebate

Notice – Unusual processing times

We currently receive a high volume of rebate applications and our processing times are longer than normal, from 12 to 16 weeks..

Do you own an electric vehicle or live in a multi-unit residential building?

Do you own a multi-unit residential building and are you planning to install charging stations to enable your tenants to recharge their electric vehicles?

Financial assistance is available for the acquisition, lease and installation of one or more 240 VAC charging stations for multi-unit residential buildings. The rebate may be as much as much as $5,000 per charging station.

Financial assistance

Acquisition and installation

The financial assistance granted for the acquisition and installation of charging stations for multi-unit residential buildings will be the lesser of the following amounts:

Lease and installation of a charging station

The financial assistance for the lease and installation of charging stations for a multi-unit residential building corresponds to:

The total amount of financial assistance shall not exceed $5,000 per wireless charging station or per connector.

If the charging station is leased, the applicant must provide a lease showing that he or she meets the other eligibility requirements of the program, notably the requirement to keep the charging station in operation for at least three years.

Maximum amount of financial assistance

Only one charging station per vehicle is eligible for financial assistance for the same applicant and the same address. However, if a new owner acquires the vehicle, he or she will also be eligible for a rebate for the installation of a charging station at a different address.

For all other applicants who do not own an electric vehicle but who own or manage a multi-unit residential building, the maximum amount of financial assistance granted per building per fiscal year is set at:

Number of residential units per building Maximum amount
5 to 9 $10,000
10 to 19 $20,000
20 et + $25,000

To obtain additional information

Useful references

Want to install a charging station in the parking area of a multi-unit residential building but don’t know where to begin?

Consult the guide Electric Vehicle Charging For Multi-Unit Residential Buildings This link will open in a new window. produced by Hydro-Québec. It includes tips on how to proceed, the installation and operating conditions of the charging stations, possible solutions, the importance of charge controllers, estimated costs and how ensure optimal use of the charging stations.

Accessibility

If your building is accessible to people with reduced mobility, it would be logical to make the charging stations you install there accessible to them as well. Refer to Section 4.8 of Hydro-Québec’s Technical Installation Guide for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations PDF to learn more about what to take into consideration.