CEV Specialty-Use Vehicle Incentive

This Program is designed to support the adoption of electric and hydrogen vehicles in a variety of vehicle applications. Zero-emission specialty-use vehicles include electric or hydrogen fuel cell motorcycles, low-speed utility trucks, heavy duty transport trucks, passenger buses and airport and port services vehicles. 

The Program is available to individuals, and to public and private fleets in British Columbia. Public and private fleets are able to access the incentive in all vehicle categories. However, individuals will only be able to access two vehicle incentive categories: motorcycles and low-speed vehicles. All applications to the program are subject to the availability of program funds. 

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 manufacturer suggested retail price greater than $77,000, it is not eligible for this program.  As with all CEV Programs, conversions are not eligible under the Specialty-Use Program.

Incentives will be available until March 31st, 2020 or until available funding is depleted, whichever comes first.

The Speciality-Use Vehicle Incentive Program is administered through the Fraser Basin Council Society.

Visit the program website for program details, including:

  • A list of eligible vehicle models
  • Application forms required
  • The program guide

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

*Vehicles with a battery size of 45kWh or less are only eligible for up to $5,000 regardless of MSRP.