The BC Sustainable Energy Association welcomes today’s announcement from BC Environment Minister Terry Lake that the government will continue BC’s successful electric vehicles program, and that the Clean Energy Vehicles Program will be retained for at least another 12 months.
“Countries all over the world are working together to ‘fuel switch’ transportation beginning with the take-up of electric vehicles, knowing that they play an essential role in building a green economy,” said Nigel Protter, CEO of BCSEA. “We are glad the government has had the courage and wisdom to ensure that BC will continue to be an electric vehicles leader.”
The program had been scheduled to end, in spite of proving popular. The decision to continue means that people considering the purchase of an electric vehicle can qualify for up to $5,000 as a purchase or lease incentive. Various electric vehicles qualify, as well as plug-in hybrids, hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and compressed natural gas vehicles.
“This is an important announcement,” said Guy Dauncey, Communications Director for the BCSEA. “It signals that the government is committed to continued action on climate change, and is not stepping away from its leadership role. The revenge of the electric car will continue.”
In addition to the vehicles incentives, the $500 incentive for a home-based charging-post will also continue.
The BC Sustainable Energy Association is a membership-based non-profit society, which empowers British Columbians to build a clean, renewable energy future,
Contact: Guy Dauncey
BCSEA Communications Director, 250-881-1304
The following battery electric vehicles are available for the CEV incentive:
Ford/Azure Transit Connect
Smart Mercedes fortwo
Tesla Model S
For electric car facts, see www.veva.bc.ca/faqs/general