Electric vehicle rebates

Residents, businesses, non-profit organizations and local government organizations in B.C. who purchase or lease qualifying new vehicles are eligible for up to $3,000 off the pre-tax sticker price, thanks to the government of B.C.'s CEVforBC™ program.

Here's the breakdown of the incentive amounts for the purchase or lease of each vehicle type:

  • $3,000 for purchase or lease of a new battery electric vehicle (BEV/EV).
  • $1,500 for purchase or lease of a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV).
  • $3,000 for purchase or lease of a hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle (FCEV).

The dealership will handle all the paperwork for you. If you purchase an eligible vehicle, you'll receive the rebate at the point of sale.

Find out more about the CEVforBC™ program.

Which vehicles qualify for the up-to-$3,000 rebate?

The BC Ministry of Energy and Mines has established incentive amounts based on vehicle type and battery capacity. Battery electric vehicles (BEVs or EVs), fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) and plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) above a 15kWh capacity are eligible for the full incentive amount up to $3,000, while plug-in hybrids below 15kWh (but above 4kWh) are eligible for incentives up to $1,500.

As of June 22, 2019, vehicles with an MSRP of more than $55,000 are not eligible for the incentive.

Find out more about eligible vehicles from CEVforBC™.

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Federal incentives up to $5,000 are also available

Qualifying vehicles (battery electric and longer range plug-in hybrids) are also eligible for rebates from the federal government, ranging from $2,500 for most PHEVs up to $5,000 for EVs and a few select PHEVs. Vehicles need to have a base model MSRP of $45,000 or less, with higher values qualifying when the vehicle has more than seven seats.

Federal incentives are in addition to provincial rebates and are also applied at the point of sale.

Learn about federal incentives and qualifying vehicles.

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Home EV charger rebate up to $700 available

If you've recently purchased and installed an EV charger in your single-family home, you could be eligible for a rebate of up to a $350 from the Government of B.C., topped up by BC Hydro until March 31, 2020 or funds run out, whichever happens first. There are also provincial incentives for the purchase and installation of eligible EV chargers at apartments/condos and workplaces, up to a maximum of $2,000 per station.

How we calculate the home charger rebate amount

The Government of B.C. is offering a rebate of up to 50% of purchase and installation costs of eligible new, Level 2 charging equipment, to a maximum of $350. BC Hydro is providing a top-up to the provincial offer for a limited time, bringing the total maximum rebate amount to $700.  

Examples:

If your eligible costs were $1,400 or more, your maximum rebate amount is $700.

  • $350 from the Government of B.C.
  • $350 from BC Hydro

If your eligible costs were $1,000, your maximum rebate amount is $500. 

  • $350 from the Government of B.C.
  • $150 from BC Hydro

If your eligible costs were $600, your maximum rebate amount is $300. 

  • $300 from the Government of B.C.
  • $0 from BC Hydro

BC Hydro is administering the provincial charger rebate program. You only need to submit one application; rebate amounts from both parties will be combined. 

Learn more and apply for the charger rebate program.

Check out SCRAP-IT incentives up to $6,000

The BC SCRAP-IT program offers incentives to use towards the cost of an EV or other low-carbon form of transportation when you scrap your existing gas-powered vehicle. The incentives apply to purchases of both new and used EVs.

Visit SCRAP-IT for full program details.

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