Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2011
Date Amended:


Date Ended:2020
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives
Policy Target:Transport>Vehicle operation>Eco-driving, Transport>Fuel>Electric vehicles>Hybrid vehicles, Transport>Transport systems>Infrastructure
Agency:British Columbia Clean Energy Vehicle (CEV) Program
Funding:Since 2011 total funding is $71 Million
Evaluation:review of phase 1

The funding for the Provinces Clean Energy Vehicle (CEV) Program will be distributed over the next three years to support continued point-of-sale purchase incentives of up to $5,000 for battery electric vehicles and $6,000 for hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles. When combined with SCRAP-IT program incentives, total savings could be up to $11,000 for a new electric vehicle. Programs funded within the $40 million are also under development to:

  • Expand public, residential and workplace charging and hydrogen fuelling infrastructure.
  • Support research, economic development and job training in the zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) sector. Increase public awareness of the benefits of ZEVs.
  • Continue purchase incentives for specialty-use vehicles used in vehicle fleets such as light-duty zero-emission trucks, buses and motorcycles.  
  • Provide incentives for bikes, electric bikes, electric scooters, car share credits and transit passes when someone scraps an older vehicle.

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