CEV Specialty-Use Vehicle Incentive

This program is designed to support fleets by incentivizing the adoption of electric vehicles in a variety of vehicle applications including motorcycles, low-speed vehicles and unique service vehicles, hereafter referred to as specialty-use vehicles.

This program targets specialty-use vehicles that are not included in the CEVforBC vehicle incentive program: if a vehicle is included in the CEVforBC vehicle incentive program, or would be eligible under the CEV Program but has been excluded due to a MSRP greater than $77,000, it is not eligible for the Specialty-Use Vehicle Incentive Program. As with all CEV programs, conversions are not eligible under this Specialty-Use Program.

This incentive program is focused on supporting businesses and fleets in adopting specialty-use clean energy vehicles. Individuals may not apply for this program only applications in the name of a business, non-profit, or public entity will be accepted. The program will run until March 31st, 2020 or until available funding is depleted (whichever comes first).

Eligible Applicants

To be eligible for the program, the purchaser / lessee of the vehicle must be a business, non-profit, or public entity that is based in British Columbia or has a British Columbia-based affiliate. All businesses must be licensed to operate in British Columbia. When submitting an application to the program a copy of a valid B.C. business license must be provided.

Eligible Vehicles  

Vehicle models will be approved by the Ministry of Energy and Mines and placed on a List of Eligible Vehicle Models. A continuously updated list of eligible vehicles will be maintained on the website. Vehicle manufacturers must submit a Vehicle Eligibility Application to the Ministry to have a vehicle(s) considered for program eligibility.

There are 5 categories of specialty-use vehicles eligible for incentives under the program:

Vehicle Type Fuel Type
1. Electric Motorcycles Battery Electric
2. Low-speed Vehicle Battery Electric
3. Forklifts Battery Electric/ Hydrogen Fuel Cell
4. On-road Medium Duty Battery Electric/Plug-in Hybrid/Hydrogen Fuel Cell
5. Airport and Port Specialty Vehicles Battery Electric/Plug-in Hybrid/Hydrogen Fuel Cell

Download a list of eligible vehicles

Vehicle Incentive:

This program provides the purchaser or lessee of an eligible vehicle an incentive depending on the vehicle type purchased. The incentive amounts will be reviewed annually to determine if they are appropriate for the marketplace. The Ministry will adjust the incentive amounts as necessary based on market performance.

Category

Vehicle Type

Incentive amount

Battery Electric

Electric Motorcycle

$2,000

Battery Electric

Low-speed Vehicle

  1. 15.9 kWh and below: $2,000
  2. 16 kWh and above: $5,000

Battery Electric/ Hydrogen Fuel Cell

Forklifts

$5,000

Battery Electric/ Plug-in Hybrid/ Hydrogen Fuel Cell

On-road Medium and Heavy Duty

  1. MSRP below $300,000: $20,000
  2. MSRP above $300,000: $50,000

Battery Electric/ Plug-in Hybrid/ Hydrogen Fuel Cell

Airport and Port Specialty Vehicles

  1. MSRP below $300,000: $20,000
  2. MSRP above $300,000: $50,000