British Columbia throws even more cash at electrified transport
By Anthony Capkun
January 28, 2021 – Businesses in British Columbia can access additional rebates through the CleanBC Specialty-Use Vehicle Incentive (SUVI) and Commercial Vehicle Pilot (CVP) programs.
The SUVI program is receiving $31 million in funding through StrongerBC to double the maximum rebates for businesses, local and regional governments, public sector organizations and non-profit organizations.
Those purchasing eligible vehicles will have access to 33% of the cost, up to a maximum of $100,000 per vehicle (up from $50K max.).
Eligible SUVI vehicles include medium- and heavy-duty vehicles such as battery electric or hydrogen-fuelled passenger buses, airport and port service vehicles, and heavy-duty transport trucks, as well as smaller specialty-use vehicles, such as motorcycles, cargo e-bikes, and low-speed utility trucks.
Tourism companies, including restaurants and other hospitality businesses, are eligible for double the rebates and can access 66% of the cost of an eligible medium- or heavy-duty vehicle, such as a food delivery vehicle or shuttle bus, up to a maximum of $100,000 per vehicle.
Organizations in B.C. can also access $11 million in support for piloting unique or large deployments of medium- and heavy-duty or very large electric vehicles (EVs), such as domestic air, marine or rail transportation, through the Commercial Vehicle Pilot program. Eligible applicants can compete to receive up to one-third of total costs in rebates for vehicles and charging or refuelling infrastructure.