Installation of the home charging station

In Québec, the Construction Code stipulates that an electrical contractor who possesses a licence issued by the Régie du bâtiment du Québec must perform electrical work.

Work performed by an electrician

Consult the directory of the Corporation des maîtres électriciens du Québec This hyperlink will open in a new window. to find electrical contractors in your area. Do not hesitate to contact several contractors to compare installation costs. 

The installation by a master electrician of a 240-volt charging station is a simple operation, comparable to the installation of an outlet for a stove, a dryer, or a soldering iron in a garage.

If you must change the electrical distribution panel of your dwelling or bury the electrical cable if the charging station is not installed on the wall of your dwelling, the cost will be higher.

You must provide a copy of the invoice for the installation work when you submit your financial assistance application.

Check the information required on the invoices.

General notice

Charging stations that provide level 1 and level 2 charging

If your charging station can provide both level 1 and level 2 charging, the voltage installed must be suited to a level 2 charging station.

The invoice for the installation work must indicate that the electrical installation is suitable for a level 2 charging station.

An existing 240-volt outlet

If you already have a 240-volt outlet outside your home or in your garage that complies with the existing regulations, the intervention of an electrical contractor may not be necessary depending on the charging station chosen.

If such is the case:

  • you cannot submit an invoice for the installation work. You must provide one or more photos as proof of the installation;
  • only the invoice for the purchase of the charging station will be deemed an eligible expense when your file is analyzed;
  • if you spent less than $600, before taxes, to purchase the charging station, you are ineligible for financial assistance for a home charging station.



Last update: July 11, 2023


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