Victoria – On the heels of a recent report stating that the sales of electric vehicles are slow due to range concerns ( how far can you drive on a charge) comes this from Province.

The government is releasing another $26.5 million and making changes to its popular CEVforBC rebate program to meet ongoing demand. (CEV Clean Energy Vehicles)

“With federal and provincial rebates now in place, switching to an electric vehicle is more affordable than ever,” said Michelle Mungall, Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources. “Part of our CleanBC plan, the CEVforBC program has been a resounding success. The changes we are making today will ensure it remains accessible and supports even more British Columbians in getting their first clean energy vehicle.”

On May 1, 2019, the federal government implemented a $5,000 CEV rebate in addition to any provincial rebates in the market, which resulted in unprecedented CEV sales across the province. The provincial rebate will be reduced to $3,000 for battery, fuel-cell, and longer-range plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and to $1,500 for shorter-range plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, effective June 22, 2019. Vehicles purchased or reserved prior to that date will be covered by the prior program incentives and rules.

FYI

Electric vehicles available in B.C.: https://pluginbc.ca/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Electric-Car-Handout_190523.pdf

CEVforBC vehicle point-of-sale incentive program: https://www.cevforbc.ca/

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