The province of B.C. has recently announced new funding for e-bikes and cargo e-bikes. Here’s what you need to know:
Individuals can access rebates for e-bikes through BC SCRAP-IT, an organization that provides incentives for “scrapping” an old gas vehicle. With provincial CleanBC support, the rebate for e-bikes has been increased to $1,050. You can see details including participating e-bike retailers here: https://scrapit.ca/otherincentivechoices/
Businesses and other organizations with fleets can access rebates for cargo e-bikes through the Specialty Use Vehicle Incentive, which we administer here at Plug In BC. Rebates up to $1,700 are available on eligible models. The SUVI program does not have rebates available for regular e-bikes or for individuals purchasing cargo e-bikes; however, it does offer rebates for electric motorcycles, including limited-speed electric motorcycles.
Beyond provincial programs, some local governments such as City of Nelson have their own e-bike initiatives; so check with your city or regional district for local rebates.