How it Works

Purchase an eligible vehicle. Apply for your rebate.
Receive up to $50,000 back.

  • Incentives
  • Eligibility
  • Criteria
  • FAQ
Incentives

The SUVI Program provides rebates on electric motorcycles, utility trucks, buses & more!

The purchaser or lessee of an eligible vehicle can receive money back by applying to the program. The rebate will be limited to a maximum of 35% of the vehicle MSRP regardless of the total incentive amount indicated in a vehicle category. The amounts are subject to change and may be adjusted during the program period.

Applications for any vehicle category incentive must be received within 90 days of purchasing the vehicle.

Incentive Values for Eligible Clean Energy Vehicles
Battery Electric
Electric Motor Vehicle $2,000
Low Speed Vehicle 15.9 kWh and below: $2,000
16 kWh and above: $5,000
Fleet Car Pilot* $5,000
Battery Electric / Hydrogen Fuel Cell
Forklifts* $5,000
Battery Electric / Plug-in Hybrid / Hydrogen Fuel Cell
On road Medium and Heavy Duty* MSRP below $300,000: $20,000
MSRP above $300,000: $50,000
Airport and Port Specialty Vehicles* MSRP below $300,000: $20,000
MSRP above $300,000: $50,000

*Indicates vehicles which are only available to fleets

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INCENTIVE AMOUNTS FOR LEASED VEHICLES

Leased vehicles are eligible for an incentive depending on the term of the lease and whether the vehicle is used for personal or fleet purposes as shown below. To qualify for the full value of the incentive, a minimum 36-month lease is required for non-fleet applicants. If the applicant breaks the lease, the applicant will be required to return the difference between the original lease time incentive and the actual lease time incentive.

Term of Lease
(months)
Applicable Incentive for Personal
Applicable Incentive for Fleet
12 33% 33%
24 66% 100%
36 100% 100%

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Eligibility
Applicant Eligibility:

The SUVI Program is available to individuals, and to public and private fleets in British Columbia. Individuals may only access incentives for low-speed vehicles and electric motorcycles. Fleets may access all vehicle categories. The purchaser / lessee of the vehicle must be a person, business, non-profit, or public entity that is based in British Columbia or that has a British Columbia-based affiliate. All businesses must provide a valid B.C. business license when submitting an application to the Program.

Vehicle Eligibility:

This Program supports electric and hydrogen vehicles in a variety of vehicle applications including motorcycles, low-speed vehicles and unique service vehicles, referred to as specialty-use vehicles. Only vehicles on the list are eligible for the incentive. Manufacturers wishing to add their product to the list must complete and follow the instructions on the OEM Application.

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This Program targets specialty-use vehicles that are not included in the CEVforBC vehicle incentive program. Only new vehicles are eligible for incentives; previously used or conversions are not eligible.

To receive a vehicle incentive the vehicle must remain plated, registered, and insured in British Columbia in the applicant’s name for at least 12 months from date of sale.  If, before the 12 months is up, the applicant does not abide by all of the above conditions, the applicant will be required to repay the full amount of the incentive awarded.

Criteria

To apply to this Program, an applicant must complete the Specialty Use Vehicle Incentive Application online form in full and provide all necessary supporting documentation (final bill of sale that includes VIN, model, name and address of purchaser/lessee, purchase date and price; business license if applicable). The completed application and supporting documentation must be submitted no later than 90 days after the vehicle purchase and before March 1, 2020 in order to qualify for the incentive.

If the application is accepted, Plug In BC staff will initiate the rebate process with the applicant. If the Program is modified or terminated, a completed eligible application form received prior to a change or the termination will be administered in accordance with the Program as it existed effective as of the submitted date of the application.

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FAQ
How many incentives can I/we apply for?

An individual or fleet may receive a maximum of 5 rebates from the Program. Requests for more than 5 rebates will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Does the vehicle have to be based in BC?

Yes, to receive a vehicle incentive the vehicle must remain plated, registered, and insured in British Columbia in the applicant’s name for at least 12 months from date of sale.

Are converted vehicles eligible for the incentive?

No, the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) or its authorized licensee must manufacture the vehicle.

How many incentives are available?

The program has a limited budget, all applications are subject to available program funds.

How quickly do I need to apply once I’ve purchased the vehicle?

You must apply within 90 days of purchasing the vehicle in order to be eligible for the rebate.

Do I need to physically have the vehicle before I apply?

You must have made your order and purchased the vehicle, however, if the vehicle hasn’t yet been delivered you may still apply. Note you will be required to supply the VIN now or at some point in the future.

How do I add my vehicle to the eligibility list?

Manufacturers wishing to add their vehicle to the eligibility list, must complete the OEM Application

Eligible Vehicles

Consumer Vehicles
Fleet Vehicles
Battery Electric
Low-speed Vehicle

15.9 kWh (and below): $2,000
16 kWh (and above): $5,000

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Battery Electric
Low-speed Vehicle

15.9 kWh (and below): $2,000
16 kWh (and above): $5,000

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Electric car pilot

$5,000

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Incentives only accessible to fleets.
Battery Electric / Hydrogen Fuel Cell
Forklifts

$5,000

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Incentives only accessible to fleets.
Battery Electric / Plug-In Hybrid / Hydrogen Fuel Cell
*On road Medium and Heavy Duty

MSRP below $300,000: $20,000
MSRP above $300,000: $50,000

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*Vehicles with a battery size of 45kWh or less are only eligible for up to $5,000 regardless of MSRP.
Incentives only accessible to fleets.
*Airport and Port Specialty Vehicles

MSRP below $300,000: $20,000
MSRP above $300,000: $50,000

Download Eligible Vehicle List

*Vehicles with a battery size of 45kWh or less are only eligible for up to $5,000 regardless of MSRP.
Incentives only accessible to fleets.
Province of British Columbia

The SUVI Program is funded by the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, and it is managed by Fraser Basin Council.

For more information, please contact suvi@pluginbc.ca