Passenger Vehicle Incentives

Here’s the deal:

B.C. drivers can take advantage of three incentives to support the purchase of electric vehicles.

  • Federal iZEV incentive, up to $5,000. Point of sale, so you don’t need to apply.
  • Provincial CleanBC Go Electric Rebate, up to $3,000. Point of sale, so you don’t need to apply.
  • BC SCRAP-IT, up to $6,000. Application process and scrap vehicle required.
  • These incentives can be combined for big savings!

Federal iZEV program

As of May 1, 2019, the Government of Canada provides point-of-sale incentives for fully battery electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles with a base model MSRP under $45,000 (or under $55,000 in the case of vehicles with 7+ seats). Higher trim models of qualifying base vehicles may still be eligible.

The iZEV program is managed by Transport Canada, and offers up to $5,000 off the purchase price of a qualifying new battery electric vehicle, $2,500-$5,000 on a plug-in hybrid (depending on battery size), and up to $5,000 for a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle.

Eligible vehicles are listed on the program page. This incentive can be combined with the CleanBC Go Electric and SCRAP-IT programs.

iZEV incentive

Provincial CleanBC Go Electric Incentives

The CleanBC Go Electric point of sale incentive program is managed by the New Car Dealers Association of BC, and offers up to $3,000 off the purchase price of a qualifying new battery electric, up to $1,500 for a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, and up to $3,000 for a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle.

Eligible vehicles are listed on the program site. This incentive can be combined with the iZEV and SCRAP-IT programs.

CleanBC Go Electric (CEVforBC)

BC SCRAP-IT Program

BC SCRAP-IT is a voluntary early retirement vehicle program that provides incentives to help British Columbians replace higher polluting vehicles with cleaner forms of transportation. The program is designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to lower exhaust pollutants across the province. All scrapped vehicles and their components are permanently and properly recycled.

Incentives for up to $6,000 are available for a new, and $3,000 for a used qualifying electric vehicle.

BC SCRAP-IT is offered in limited quantities every year but can be combined with the CleanBC Go Electric and iZEV programs. Eligible vehicles are listed on the program website.

BC SCRAP-IT incentive