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British Columbia throws even more cash at electrified transport

January 28, 2021 | 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.

The SUVI program is administered by the Fraser Basin Council on behalf of the province, while the CVP program is administered by MNP on behalf of the province.

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