Explore rebates for new EVs and chargers
Switching to an EV comes with many benefits, and the current financial rebates are a good incentive to take the plunge sooner rather than later. Review the various EV rebates below to make sure you don't miss out on the offers available to you. Remember to read up on the eligibility criteria of each program before making a purchase.
B.C.'s vehicle rebates
Individuals leasing or buying a new electric vehicle in B.C. are eligible for up to $4,000 off the after-tax vehicle price, thanks to the government of B.C.'s CleanBC Go Electric program.
Here's the breakdown of the incentive amounts for the purchase or lease of each vehicle type:
- Up to $4,000 for the purchase or lease of a new battery electric vehicle (BEV) or extended-range (ER)-EV.
- Up to $2,000 for the purchase or lease of a new plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV).
- Up to $4,000 for the purchase or lease of a hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle (FCEV).
Cars (including two seaters, compacts, mid-sizes, and large cars) with an MSRP of more than $55,000 are not eligible for the incentive. Larger vehicles with an MSRP of more than $70,000 are not eligible.
Federal vehicle rebates
Get up to $5,000 off the purchase price of a new EV
There are additional incentives for purchasing an electric vehicle in Canada. 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 BEVs and a few select PHEVs. Vehicles need to have a base model MSRP of $55,000 or less, with higher values qualifying for larger vehicle types.
Federal incentives are in addition to provincial rebates and are also applied at the point of sale. Pre-approval is not required.
Learn about federal incentives and qualifying vehicles.
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Charger rebate top-ups may be available
Indigenous communities and some local governments are offering enhanced rebate offers. If your application is eligible for an enhanced offer, the value of your rebate payment will be adjusted automatically.
Check out SCRAP-IT incentives up to $500
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.