Surrey, British Columbia – British Columbia is offering $17 million in funding to help consumers get into clean-energy vehicles and to support the “green” tech sector in the province. Starting December 1, 2011, buyers will be eligible to incentives of up to $5,000 on qualifying vehicles.
The funding is part of the Canada Starts Here: The BC Jobs Plan announced by Environment Minister Terry Lake, and Energy and Mines Minister Rich Coleman.
The program includes:
– A rebate of up to $5,000 off the sticker price for qualifying new battery electric, fuel cell electric, plug-in hybrid electric and compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles.
– Over $6 million in provincial funding for new charging stations and upgrades to hydrogen fuelling stations at existing facilities.
– A rebate of up to $500 per qualifying station for consumers who want to install dedicated charging stations in their homes for clean-energy vehicles.
– $2.5 million in funding to the BC SCRAP-IT Society to expand the non-profit group’s initiative to remove high-polluting vehicles from B.C. roads. The Society has already removed over 30,000 vehicles from the roads, resulting in a reduction of over 200,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions.