Vancouver, British Columbia – Drivers in British Columbia are now eligible for incentives of up to $5,000 when they purchase vehicles that qualify for the Clean Energy Vehicle (CEV) Point of Sale Incentive Program.

The program is an initiative of the B.C. Ministry of Environment in partnership with the New Car Dealers Association of B.C.

Consumers will receive up to $5,000 off the pre-tax price when they purchase or lease a qualifying new battery electric, fuel cell, plug-in hybrid or compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle. The program is accessible through 199 participating new-car dealers across the province and is intended to encourage and accelerate the sale of such vehicles and technology innovation within the province.

Consumers can learn more at CEVforBC.

Vehicles currently qualifying under the program include the Chevrolet Volt, Mitsubishi i-MiEV, Nissan Leaf, Smart ForTwo Electric, Ford Focus Electric and Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid. Also included will be the Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-Cell and Honda GX.

The dealers’ association said that vehicles qualifying for the rebate are expected to cost as little as $300 per year in hydro costs, compared to upwards of $1,500 per year to fuel a gasoline-powered car.

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