Policies

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES TO BE FOLLOWED BY PARTICIPATINIG DEALERSHIPS TO ENSURE ELIGIBLITY AND REIMBURSEMENT

Dealers will need to follow procedures and policies prescribed by the CleanBC Go Electric Vehicle Rebate Program in order to receive reimbursement. In order to receive a reimbursement for point of sale 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 and under 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, include the manufacturer’s invoice to confirm that the vehicle’s trim MSRP is $55,000 or lower. For the CleanBC Go Electric Vehicle Rebate Program purposes, optional accessories and other fees (such as destination, documentation, etc.) do not affect the vehicle's eligibility for the rebate. 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, the vehicle is eligible.
  • ­ Ensure the MSRP sticker price is inclusive of the full, eligible CleanBC Go Electric Vehicle Rebate amount.
  • ­ Ensure that the purchaser/lessee of the vehicles must be an individual (with a valid BC Driver's Licence), 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 did not receive the rebate in the past as effective June 22, 2019, individuals can only receive one rebate during the life of the Program.
  • Ensure that a business or fleet did not receive more than a maximum of 10 rebates from the CleanBC Program. Requests for more than 10 rebates will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Any exception is at the sole discretion of the Ministry.
  • 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 www.newcardealersgoelectric.ca website and attach all required supporting documentation 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. If the incomplete application information is not provided by the dealership. Pending applications will not be honoured beyond the 90-day limit. 
  • ­ Ensure a Letter of Recieved Rebate with the CleanBC Go Electric Vehicle Rebate amount is clearly listed and it reflects the purchase price listed on the purchase/lease contract.
  • ­ 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 date of sale/lease.
  • Policy regarding traded-in ZEVs:

    The CleanBC Go Electric 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-sale 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).