Recent Program Changes

August 2022

Program Re-Design

Program changes as of August 2, 2022 include a revised rebate structure that prioritizes affordability, makes rebates available to a larger group of potential buyers, focuses funding on more affordable vehicles, and aligns our vehicle eligibility with the federal government’s iZEV rebate program.

Rebates for individuals will now be up to $4,000 for battery, fuel cell, and longer-range plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and up to $2,000 for shorter-range PHEVs.  Rebates will no longer be available for higher-income earners (over $100,000 for individuals, and $165,000 for households). Rebate amounts for businesses, local governments, or organizations remain the same, at $3,000 for battery, fuel cell, and longer‑range plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, and $1,500 for shorter-range plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.

Individuals will need to apply to have their income verified through the BC government’s website, as specified here.  They will then receive a pre-approved rebate level assigned to them, that they will be able to use when they go to purchase/lease a ZEV.

There will now be two vehicle class categories: Cars and Larger Vehicles. Cars with Manufacturer Suggested Retail Prices (MSRPs) below $55,000 will be eligible for the rebate, while Larger Vehicles with MSRPs below $70,000 will be eligible for the rebate.

Grandparenting Rules

For individuals who started the process of buying or leasing an eligible ZEV prior to the Program changes, the Ministry is offering a 90-day exemption period. This includes those who have paid a deposit and pre-ordered a ZEV, those who have started but not yet completed the sale, or those who have funds reserved for a pre-ordered ZEV. Dealers may make fund reservations at any point during the 90-day period provided the buyer has paid a deposit on the vehicle. The NCDA will be verifying the deposit dates for each application during the 90-day period. If the sale is not completed within the 90-day period, the individual must apply for an income-tested rebate under the new program rules.

If an individual with an existing reserved rebate application wants an income-tested rebate, they must ask their dealer to cancel the application before they can apply for an income-tested rebate.

Dealer Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is there an exemption period for individuals who pre-ordered or reserved (evidenced by an Open / OEM application submitted by the dealer)  an eligible zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) under the old program rules?
A: Yes. Dealers will have a 90-day period between August 2, 2022 at 11:59 PM and October 31, 2022 at 11:59 PM to access point-of-purchases rebates under the old program rules for individuals who have paid a deposit before August 2, 2022 at 11:59 PM and:

  • Pre-ordered (but did not reserve funds for) a ZEV but the ZEV has not yet been delivered; or,
  • Reserved rebate funds (evidenced by an Open / OEM application submitted by the dealer) for a pre-ordered ZEV but the ZEV has not yet been delivered; or,
  • Started but did not complete their ZEV sale (e.g., individuals who tried to buy a ZEV currently in inventory on a dealer’s sales lot).

A sale is deemed completed and consummated when the purchaser of the vehicle has paid the purchase price, or, in lieu thereof, has signed a purchase contract or security agreement and taken physical possession or delivery of the vehicle. If a vehicle sale is not completed within the 90-day period (by October 31, 2022 at 11:59 PM) and the individual wants a B.C. provincial rebate, the individual must apply for an income tested rebate under the new program. If a vehicle sale is completed within the 90-day period, a reimbursement application must be submitted by the dealer to the New Car Dealers Association (NCDA) within 15 days of the date of sale/lease. For example, if a sale is completed on Monday, October 31, 2022, the final day the NCDA will accept submission will be Tuesday, November 15, 2022.

The exemption rule will also apply to any reserved applications (“reservations”)  submitted between August 2, 2022, and October 30, 2022. While the reservation period for rebate funds is also a 90-day period (not to be confused with the 90-day exemption period), access to the old rebate amounts will end on October 31, 2022 if a sale has not been completed. Reserved applications for individuals who have remaining days left in their reservation period after October 31, 2022 will be unable to apply for another reservation under the new program rules. As per the program rules, dealers are only permitted to apply for one reservation per deal. Individuals whose dealers have not yet applied for a reservation will be eligible to do so under the new program rules after the individuals completed income testing. Reservations will reflect the new eligible rebate amounts for the individual based on their income eligibility confirmation.

The NCDA will be verifying the date a deposit was paid on a vehicle for each application during the 90-day period. If the deposit was not paid before August 2, 2022, the application will be rejected, and the applicant required to apply for a rebate under the new program design.

Q: My buyer (individual) only has a few days left in their reservation period when the new program rules went into effect. Will it be extended?
A: For individuals with a reserved rebate, their active reservation period will be automatically extended until October 31, 2022 at 11:59 PM, and they will have to access point-of-purchases rebates under the old program rules. If a vehicle sale is not completed within the 90-day period (by October 31, 2022 at 11:59 PM) and the individual wants a B.C. provincial rebate, the individual must apply for an income tested rebate under the new program. If a vehicle sale is completed within the 90-day period, all required documentation must be submitted by the dealer to the New Car Dealers Association (NCDA) within 15 days of the date of sale/lease. For example, if a sale is completed on Monday, October 31, 2022, the final day the NCDA will accept all documentation will be Tuesday, November 15, 2022.

A sale is deemed completed and consummated when the purchaser of the vehicle has paid the purchase price, or, in lieu thereof, has signed a purchase contract or security agreement and taken physical possession or delivery of the vehicle.

Q: My buyer (individual) pre-ordered their vehicle prior to the August 2022 program changes, and are taking delivery shortly (prior to October 31, 2022), what documents do I need to attach when I submit the rebate reimbursement application?
A: At a minimum, the following documents must be provided to the NCDA:

  • Binding contract (Bill of Sale for sales, Lease Agreement for leases).
  • Dealer Application Checklist.
  • Letter of Received Rebate.
  • ICBC Owner’s Certificate of Insurance and Vehicle Licence.
  • Proof that the individual pre-ordered that vehicle prior to August 2, 2022.
  • Proof that the individual placed a deposit for that vehicle prior to August 2, 2022.

Q: Can individuals that pre-ordered or reserved an eligible ZEV under the old program rules apply for an income tested rebate?
A: Yes. Under the new program rules, some individuals will be eligible for rebate amounts that exceed the old rebate program maximum amounts. If a individual is eligible for a higher maximum rebate amount than what is offered under the old program, they can choose to (if appropriate give up their rebate reservation under the old program and) apply for an income tested rebate to maximize their rebate dollars.

If a individual with an existing reserved rebate application wants an income tested rebate, they will have to ask their dealer to cancel their reservation application before applying for an income tested rebate or their income tested application will be rejected. Once the dealer has cancelled the individual’s reserved rebate application, the individual will proceed under the new program without reserved rebate funds.

Q: Do individuals get rebate top-ups?
A: No. Individuals who purchased a zero-emission vehicle with a dealer before August 2, 2022 at 11:59 PM will be covered by the old rebate amounts and rules. In the event an individual received a $3,000 rebate under the old rebate amounts but determines they are eligible for a higher-valued rebate (e.g., $4,000) under the new program rules with income testing, they will be unable to receive a rebate top-up.

Q: If an individual has already received a rebate, can they apply for another rebate under the new program rules?
A: No. If an individual has already purchased a ZEV and received a rebate before the program change, the individual will not be able to apply for an income tested rebate. Individuals may only receive a maximum of 1 rebate from the CleanBC Go Electric Passenger Vehicle Rebate program over the lifetime of the program.

February 2022

Ioniq 5 Preferred AWD Long Range with Ultimate Package

Upon further reviews with the OEM, it was determined that the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 Ultimate (also referred to as “Preferred AWD Long Range with Ultimate package”) is indeed part of the Preferred AWD Long Range trim, and not a separate trim. To ensure clarity and transparency, the OEM updated the manufacturer invoice and the window sticker (Monroney) and they were received by the NCDA on February 25, 2022.

Dealer Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I already provided the CleanBC Go Electric Vehicle Rebate to my customer and they took delivery of their Ioniq 5 Ultimate before or on February 25, 2022, and I already submitted an application. Do I need to provide the updated manufacturer invoice / window sticker (Monroney)?
A: No. Since the updated manufacturer invoice / window sticker only became available on February 25, 2022, applications that were submitted before that date are exempted from providing the updated manufacturer’s invoice / updated window sticker.

Q: I was under the impression that the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 Preferred AWD Long Range with Ultimate package is ineligible for the CleanBC Go Electric Vehicle Rebate Program and completed several deals, before February 25, 2022, without applying the CleanBC Go Electric Vehicle Rebate. What should I do?
A: You should assess the eligibility of the affected customers and contact the eligible ones to provide them with the CleanBC Go Electric Vehicle Rebate. Then:

  • Revise the binding contract to properly include the CleanBC Go Electric Vehicle Rebate.
  • Have the applicant sign the DAC and LORR.
  • Submit an application online.

We understand that some of these deals were already completed more than 15 days ago. Therefore, only for these deals, the 15-day submission requirement is waived. If the deal was completed more than 15 days ago, enter the day of submission under the Date of Sale field on our online form.

Remember that if the vehicle price on the sales contract (for sales) or lease contract (for leases) is higher than $55,000, include the updated manufacturer’s invoice / updated window sticker to confirm that the vehicle’s trim MSRP is $55,000 or lower.

Q: What do the updated manufacturer’s invoice and updated window sticker look like?
A: The main line item on the invoice should read as follows:

2022 Ioniq 5 Invoice Sample

The updated window sticker should also display the base MSRP:

November 2021

Tesla Model 3 MSRP

Consumer Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I am interested in ordering a Model 3 RWD today [after November 23, 2021, 5:00 PM]. Will I still get the CleanBC Go Electric Vehicle Rebate given the recent price change?
A: No. There are no CleanBC Go Electric Vehicle Rebates available on any Tesla vehicles ordered in BC on November 23, 2021 at 5:01 PM and onwards.

Q: I placed an order for a Model 3 Standard Range Plus/RWD before Tesla raised the price above $55,000 MSRP. Will I still get my $3,000 CleanBC Go Electric Vehicle Rebate?
Q: Tesla will honour the purchase price shown in your order agreement when you take delivery of your car.

If you placed your order before the Model 3 price rose above $55,000, your motor vehicle purchase agreement will reflect the original, lower, price shown on your order agreement.

Customers in this situation will remain eligible for the CleanBC Go Electric Vehicle Rebate if they take delivery of a Model 3 Standard Range Plus (2021) or Model 3 RWD (2022) vehicle, priced within the program’s eligible MSRP limit of $55,000 or less.

The Government of BC retains the right to change incentive policy at any time, including for past orders not yet delivered. Rebate funds must still be available within the program to qualify for a rebate at time of delivery.

Q: I placed an order for a Model 3 Standard Range before Tesla stopped selling the vehicle on its website. Will I still get my $3,000 the CleanBC Go Electric Vehicle Rebate?
A: Yes, while Model 3 Standard Range is no longer available for order, it remains eligible for customers who have ordered this product and take delivery of a 2021 or 2022 Standard Range model, with a MSRP at or below $55,000.

Rebate funds must still be available within the program to qualify for a rebate at time of delivery.

The Government of BC retains the right to change incentive policy at any time, including for past orders not yet delivered.

June 2021

The “CEVforBC Incentive Program” has been re-branded to the “CleanBC Go Electric Vehicle Rebate Program” by the Province of BC. The Program continues to operate in the same manner as under the old branding.

Effective December 1, 2020, eligible car share fleet applicants can receive up to fifty (50) rebates for the lifetime of the Program.

A list of eligible car share fleet applicants is available for reference, please make sure the applicant is included in the list before providing them the additional rebates.

A customized Dealer Application Checklist must be used for deals of car share fleet applicants.

Dealer Frequently Asked Questions

I delivered an eligible vehicle to a car share fleet applicant. What supporting documents do I need to submit online?
Each application must have:

  • Binding contract.
  • Letter of Received Rebate.
  • Dealer Application Checklist – Car Share Fleet (customized).
  • A Valid BC Incorporation Number (needs to be inputted on the online form) and/or a copy of a BC Registry Services Company Summary.

Combine all documents into one PDF file and upload it upon submission.

I have an individual customer that works in the car share industry. Are they eligible for the increased rebate limit?
No, only fleets (business) that meet all criteria are eligible for the increased rebate limit.

How can I, as a dealer, check if my customer (Car Share Fleet) has reached the CleanBC rebate lifetime limit?
If the customer is unsure, they can contact the CleanBC team to verify. As well, you can also check with us regarding the number of rebates the customer is looking to receive.