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Policies and procedures to be followed by participating dealerships to ensure eligibility and reimbursement.

Dealers will need to follow procedures and policies prescribed by the CleanBC Go Electric Passenger Vehicle Rebate Program in order to receive reimbursement. In order to receive a reimbursement for point-of-purchase rebates provided for eligible vehicles, the dealership MUST:

  • Be a member in good standing of the New Car Dealers Association of BC (NCDA).
  • Ensure that the MSRP of the vehicle is $55,000 or under for Cars and $70,000 or under for Larger Vehicles and meets all vehicle eligibility criteria.
  • If the vehicle price on the sales contract (for sales) or lease contract (for leases) is higher than $55,000 for Cars or higher than $70,000 for Larger Vehicles, include the manufacturer’s invoice / window sticker to confirm that the vehicle meets the MSRP cap criteria. For the CleanBC Go Electric Passenger Vehicle Rebate Program purposes, optional accessories/equipment (e.g., packages) and fees (e.g., destination, documentation, tire levy, taxes) do not affect the vehicle eligibility for the program. The battery and power train are included in the MSRP. As long as the vehicle model and trim level are included in the list of eligible vehicles, and the trim level’s MSRP is equal to or lower than $55,000 for Cars and equal to or lower than $70,000 for Larger Vehicles, the vehicle is eligible.
  • ­Ensure that the purchaser/lessee of the vehicles is an individual (who applied with the Ministry and was deemed eligible), business, non-profit, or public entity (including municipal and regional governments and First Nations, but excluding provincial, crown, and federal government agencies) that is a BC resident or the business, non-profit or public entity is based in British Columbia or has a BC-based affiliate.  All businesses must be licensed to operate in BC.
  • Ensure that an individual is still eligible (i.e., the eligibility did not expire) at the time of the vehicle delivery and that the rebate amount provided does not exceed the individual’s maximum rebate amount (e.g., if the individual is eligible for up to $2,000 and purchases a shorter electric range [less than 85 km] PHEV, then the rebate amount should be $1,000), as per the following table:
Rebate for purchase of short-range PHEV^$2,000$1,000$500No rebate
Rebate for purchase of long-range ZEV^^$4,000$2,000$1,000No rebate
PHEV short-range 12-month lease term (33.3%)$666$333$167
PHEV short-range 24-month lease term (66.7%)$1,334$667$334
PHEV short-range 36-month lease term (100%)$2,000$1,000$500
All other 12-month lease term (33.3%)$1,332$666$333
All other 24-month lease term (66.7%)$2,668$1,334$667
All other 36-month lease term (100%)$4,000$2,000$1,000

^ Electric range of less than 85 km.
^^ Include BEV, FCEV, ER-EV, and PHEV with an electric range of 85 km or more. More on vehicle types can be found on the Eligible Vehicles page.

  • Ensure that a car share fleet did not receive more than a maximum of 50 rebates from the CleanBC Program and is on the list of eligible car share operators. Requests for more than 50 rebates will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Any exception is at the sole discretion of the Ministry.
  • ­Ensure the purchase/lease date is not prior to the vehicle being included on the list of Eligible Vehicles.
  • ­Not make or allow any modifications to the vehicle’s emissions control systems, hardware, software calibrations, or hybrid system.
  • ­Be available for follow-up inspection, if requested, by NCDA, the BC Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation, or the BC Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation’s designee, for the purposes of program oversight and accountability.
  • ­Submit the application form on this website and attach all required supporting documentation (including the Bill of Sale/Lease, Dealer Application Checklist and Letter of Received Rebate) within 15 days of the date of sale/lease.
  • If incomplete application documentation is submitted to the NCDA, funding reserved by the application will be returned to the Program funding pool after 90 days. Pending applications will not be honoured beyond the 90-day limit.
  • ­Ensure a Letter of Received Rebate with the CleanBC Go Electric Passenger Vehicle Rebate amount is clearly listed.
  • ­Ensure that (through tracking of the applicant) the vehicle remains plated, registered and insured in British Columbia in the applicant’s name for at least 12 months from the date of sale/lease.

Policy regarding traded-in ZEVs

The CleanBC Go Electric Passenger Vehicle Rebate Program requires participating dealers to track applicants to ensure that the applicant abides by the condition that the vehicle remains plated and insured in British Columbia in the applicant’s name for 12 months from the date of purchase and to collect from non-abiding applicants the repayment of the appropriate amount of the point-of-purchase rebate that the applicant had received through the Program. The Program only allows individuals to receive one rebate from the program for the life of the program.

If a ZEV is being considered for a trade-in on the purchase of a new ZEV it is best practice before completing a deal to determine if the customer has met the 12-month ownership requirement of the Program and if they’ve received a rebate from the Program for a previous vehicle purchase. Dealers can contact the Program team to check if the customer has met the 12-month ownership requirement of the Program.

If a ZEV is sold under a deal where the applicant is not eligible to receive another rebate or has not met program requirements a rebate will not be issued to the dealer or the rebate payment will be held until the applicant meets program criteria (either meeting the 12-month requirement or repaying the original rebate to the original dealer).

New Rules (August 2022) – Clarifications

Additional clarifications regarding the new program rules can be found here.