By Anthony Capkun
March 1, 2021 – British Columbia municipalities and businesses building their light-duty fleets with electric vehicles (EVs) have access to new rebates and supports for charging infrastructure through CleanBC’s Go Electric programs.
“We want to encourage more B.C. businesses, Indigenous Nations, municipalities and regional districts to make the switch to electric vehicles in their fleets,” said Minister Bruce Ralston. “The new rebates and other supports make it easier for fleet owners to install chargers onsite and further our CleanBC goals […]”
The Go Electric Fleets program offers rebates for the purchase and installation of Level 2 and DC fast-charging stations for fleets of one or more EVs. For a limited time, eligible businesses purchasing and installing Level 2 charging stations can access a higher rebate of up to $4000 per station, representing an increase from 50% to 75% of basic rates.
Those purchasing EVs for a fleet are eligible for the same $3000 point-of-purchase vehicle rebates as the general public in B.C.
Eligible businesses and municipalities can access other fleet program offers, including up to 40 hours of free support services from a zero-emission vehicle fleet advisor under the Fleets program. The support services include consultations, educational sessions and technical assessments for charging infrastructure upgrades and equipment.
The Fleets program offers increased rebates to Indigenous Nations, organizations and businesses in the province for EV fleet charging infrastructure. Eligible Indigenous-owned businesses have access to higher rebates for the purchase and installation of Level 2 and DC fast-charging stations.
Indigenous Nations and Indigenous-owned businesses also have access to other increased supports available through CleanBC Go Electric programming, including higher rebates for public EV charging stations through the Public Charger program.