The Columbus Division of Power is offering rebates to residents who install an electric vehicle (EV) charger. Customers will be able to apply for a refund of up to $500 to cover the out-of-pocket costs to install Level 2 charging at home.
Level 2 charging equipment plugs into a 240V outlet, similar to an electric dryer or kitchen oven, and delivers more power to the car than the standard Level 1. As a result, Level 2 charging is often the preferred option for home use because it can power a completely depleted battery in 4 to 6 hours.
“EV drivers need the ability to charge their vehicles quickly and efficiently at home, which is why we decided to fund Level 2 charging stations,” said Patti Austin, Administrator of the Columbus Division of Power. “As a part of our commitment to Smart Columbus, we believe programs like this one will help to increase EV adoption in our region and it will improve our environment by lowering emissions from gas-fueled cars.”
The Columbus Division of Power’s rebate program will be offered to persons who own a single-family home or multi-unit dwelling on a first come, first served basis. Application will be open from August 1-September 30, 2018. Rebates can be redeemed for a value of up to $500 per Level 2 station. Customers must contact the Division of Power for preapproval and to review electric load requirements.
For more information on the Residential EV Charger Rebate program, visit the Columbus Division of Power website at www.columbus.gov/power.