Clean Transportation Policies & Programs
Zero-emission vehicles make transportation choices more affordable for British Columbians and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. British Columbia has a world-leading hydrogen fuel cell sector and a growing clean tech sector working to develop batteries, motors, controllers and chargers.
Zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) include:
- Battery electric vehicles;
- Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles; and
- Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.
These vehicles operate on locally made hydro-electricity or hydrogen, so their increased adoption will reduce emissions and help shift spending on imported transportation fuels to locally made fuels, keeping more investment within the province.
For more information on the Province's suite of Go Electric Programs, and their success to date, check out the following annual reports:
- 2021 Zero-Emission Vehicle Update (PDF, 6.74MB)
- 2020 Zero-Emission Vehicle Update (PDF, 28MB)
- 2018 to 2019 B.C. Electric Vehicle Update (PDF, 31.2MB)
For more information on the first phase of the Province's program to support ZEVs which ran from 2011 to 2014, check out the Clean Energy Vehicle Phase 1 Review:
- B.C. CEV Program Phase 1 Review (PDF, 1.6MB)