Rebates encourage BC businesses to go electric

Rebates are available for BC businesses, local and regional governments, and non-profit organizations keen to reduce air pollution and save on fuel costs. CleanBC Specialty-Use Vehicle Incentive (SUVI) program has an additional $2 million in funding for electric vehicles when five or fewer are being purchased.

"Through CleanBC, we're making cleaner options more affordable and increasing the use of electric vehicles in how we get around," stated Bruce Ralston, provincial minister of energy, mines and petroleum resources, in a media release. "These rebates will support BC businesses, including those in the tourism sector, in purchasing an electric bus, service vehicle or utility truck, helping them to reduce air pollution, save on fuels and grow their business."

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Electric passenger buses, airport and port service vehicles, motorcycles, low-speed utility trucks and heavy-duty transport trucks are among the eligible specialty-use vehicles, with rebates ranging from $1,700 to $50,000 per vehicle.

"Our government is helping businesses switch to cleaner vehicles with rebates that make them more affordable so they can reduce emissions and save on fuel and maintenance costs," stated minister of environment and climate change strategy George Heyman. "Our CleanBC plan is helping businesses make the transition to a cleaner, better future where vehicles emit no pollution and where the use of innovative BC technology creates good jobs for people."

CleanBC is a pathway to a more prosperous, balanced and sustainable future, according to the release. The Specialty-Use Vehicle Incentive program supports businesses and fleets in adopting specialty-use electric vehicles.

Examples of rebate amounts:

Battery-electric motorcycles are eligible for a rebate of $2,000. 

A battery-electric, low-speed Might-E utility truck manufactured by Canadian Electric Vehicles with a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $31,170 is eligible for a rebate of $5,000.

A battery-electric delivery or cube truck manufactured by BYD Auto with an MSRP of $214,500 is eligible for a rebate of $50,000.

A battery-electric shuttle bus manufactured by GreenPower Motor Company with a MSRP of $384,500 is eligible for a rebate of $50,000.

For more information, go to pluginbc.ca/suvi.

 
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