More and more people
Save on fuel
Not using gasoline means lower costs, which is good for families and businesses. Electric vehicle owners save big on fuel costs – about $1,800 every year for the average B.C. driver.
Save on car maintenance
Electric vehicles have fewer moving parts, so they typically require less maintenance. That means saving time and money on regular vehicle upkeep and maintenance.
Beat traffic with the HOV Lane
Electric vehicle drivers in B.C. can get a sticker that allows them to use our HOV lanes, even if there’s only one person in the car.
Apply for an HOV lane/electric vehicle permit and decal.
Fight climate change
Making sure more of the vehicles we use are powered by clean B.C. electricity and hydrogen is one of the most important steps we can take to reduce carbon pollution. Ninety eight percent of the power BC Hydro generates comes from clean, renewable resources.
Save on purchase
A provincial rebate of up to $3,000 is available to help with the up-front cost of an electric vehicle, which can be combined with other federal rebates for as much as $8,000 in savings.
Easier than ever to charge
With an ever-growing network of charging stations, it’s easier than ever to charge an electric vehicle, whether your trip takes you around the corner or across the province. Rebates are available to help people with the costs of adding charging infrastructure in their homes and workplaces.
Easier than ever to get around.
Range varies by vehicle, but most new electric vehicles have a range over 350 km. It’s also worth considering that most people live less than 25 km from work, so most modern EVs can meet the average commuter’s needs by plugging in just once or twice a week.
Electric Vehicles available in BC
There are a variety of electric vehicle models available, each with diverse ranges and prices, ready to test drive today. With over 60 to choose from in B.C. and more becoming available all the time, there are several that will meet your individual needs.
Need to install a charging station at home?
Get up to $350 to install a Level 2 charging station in a single-family home.
Want a charging station at your work, condo or apartment?
Apply for a rebate of up to $2,000 per station, as well as 5 hours of free support services from an EV Charging Station Advisor.
Need to determine how your apartment or condo can support widespread EV charging?
Rebates are available to complete and implement an EV Ready Plan, including making residential unit parking stalls ready to support EV charging stations. Contact an EV Charging Station Advisor for guidance.
*CleanBC EV charging equipment and installation rebates cannot be combined with the incentive offer from ZAPBC.