Fleet Business Case Assessment

To develop a business case for zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs), fleets may need to understand existing fleet usage, and the benefits of transitioning to ZEVs, including the total cost of ownership for all vehicle types. The Go Electric Fleets Program will offer financial assistance for fleets for the Business Case Development by installing telematics tools or simple assessment without telematics. These would include supplying fleets with information regarding vehicle suitability to meet operational requirements and total cost of ownership including operational cost savings and vehicle price premiums.

If Go Electric Fleets Program participants already have EVs in their fleet, they may also conduct EV telematics. This allows fleets to track metrics of existing EVs to understand in detail the cost of operation, and to help make the business case to increase adoption, and/or shift to better drive and duty cycles.

Customers must agree to share the vehicle and infrastructure performance metrics with the Fraser Basin Council (FBC) and the BC Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources. Also, applicants must agree to share data collected and the assessment report with the FBC and the Province.

Eligibility

To be considered eligible under this Program, an organization must:

  • Be Registered in BC
  • Be located in B.C.;
  • Have fleet vehicles (comprised of either light-duty or  mix of light, medium or heavy-duty vehicles) registered in B.C.;
  • Sign-on the West Coast Electric Fleets Pledge at the Express Lane level or higher.

Incentive Amount and Eligible Costs

For assessment using telematics: Successful applicants will be reimbursed for 50% of the costs and the maximum rebate per applicant will be capped at $10,000.

For assessment without telematics: Successful applicants will be reimbursed for 50% of the costs to conduct a simple fleet ZEV suitability and business case assessment. The maximum rebate per applicant will be capped at $3,000.

Indigenous communities

Successful applicants from Indigenous communities and businesses will be reimbursed 75% of costs for both options shown above with maximum funding remaining the same.

Eligible costs include:

  • Telematics tools for up to 12 months;
  • ZEV suitability assessment and
  • business case analysis using data collected from telematic tools.

For additional information on requirements and application process, see the Go Electric Fleets Program Guide.

CleanBC Go Electric Fleets one of a suite of programs offered under the Province of BC’s CleanBC Go Electric Program. The program is funded through the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation and is administered by the Fraser Basin Council Society.

For more information, please contact fleets@pluginbc.ca