Up to $100K back for making the switch to electric vehicles, B.C. tells businesses
An electric plug charges a Smart Car electric drive vehicle in New York on July 14, 2010. (AP / Mark Lennihan)
VANCOUVER -- Businesses thinking of switching their fleet vehicles will have access to more money back from the provincial government.
In a news release Wednesday, the Ministry of Energy said those purchasing eligible vehicles will be able to get as much as one-third of the cost back per vehicle, to a maximum of $100,000.
Previously, the maximum was $50,000.
This amount is for medium- and heavy-duty zero-emission vehicles, as well as specialty use smaller vehicles, purchased by businesses, local and regional governments, and public sector and non-profit organizations.
Eligible vehicles include battery electric or hydrogen-fuelled passenger buses and transport trucks, the ministry says, but also includes specialty use vehicles like motorcycles and cargo e-bikes.
The money comes from provincial rebates through CleanBC's specialty-use vehicle incentive, and its commercial vehicle pilot programs.
And business involved in tourism can get up to 66 per cent pack, up to $100,000, for eligible vehicles in an effort to help out the sector most impacted by COVID-19.
These businesses include restaurants and hospitality-based companies, if they've purchased an eligible medium- or heavy-duty vehicle such as a food delivery vehicle or shuttle bus, the ministry says.