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Individuals and households

Buying an electric vehicle is more affordable than ever. Individuals and households can apply for rebates on eligible cars, SUVs, trucks and vans. You can get rebates on charging stations, too.

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Choose your application type

You can apply for the rebate as an individual or as a household. The rebate amount is based on you or your household’s total gross annual income and the type of vehicle you are buying.

To apply as a household, you must be married or in a common-law relationship. You must live in the same home as your spouse and both of you must live in B.C. more than half of each year.

Choose one person as the primary applicant. This person will start the application and the rebate will be issued in their name.

Who can apply

To apply, you must:

Live in B.C.

Have a valid B.C. driver’s license

Meet the income requirements at the time you apply for the rebate

Income requirements

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Individual incomeHousehold incomeRebate for plug-in hybrids with range less than 85 kmRebate for battery electric and long-range plug-in hybrids
Less than $80,000$125,000 or less$2,000$4,000
$80,001 – $90,000$125,001 – $145,000$1,000$2,000
$90,001 – $100,000$145,001 – $165,000$500$1,000
$100,001 and above$165,001 and aboveNo rebateNo rebate

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Rebate for plug-in hybrid vehicles with range less than 85 km

Individual incomeHousehold
income
Rebate amounts
Less than $80,000Less than $125,000$2,000
$80,001 – $90,000$125,001 – $145,000$1,000
$90,001 – $100,000$145,001 – $165,000$500
$100,001 and above$165,001 and aboveNo rebate

Rebate for battery electric and long-range plug-in hybrid vehicles

Individual incomeHousehold
income
Rebate amounts
Less than $80,000Less than $125,000$4,000
$80,001 – $90,000$125,001 – $145,000$2,000
$90,001 – $100,000$145,001 – $165,000$1,000
$100,001 and above$165,001 and aboveNo rebate

Vehicles you can get a rebate on

Eligible vehicles must have a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) below:

Vehicle typeMSRP amount
(maximum)
Cars
Two seaters, compacts, mid-sizes and large cars
$55,000
Larger vehicles
Station wagons, mini-vans, SUVs, small and standard pickup trucks and passenger vans
$70,000

When to get your rebate

You need to be pre-approved for a rebate before buying your EV. If your application is approved, you have a year to use your rebate.

Individuals can only get a rebate once during the lifetime of the passenger vehicle rebate program. If you got a rebate any time after the program started in 2015, you are not eligible to get another.

How to apply

1

Find out if you’re eligible

Answer four questions to see if you are eligible for a rebate.

2

Apply online

You can apply as an individual or as a household.

3

Get approval by email

If you’re eligible, you’ll get an email approving your application and telling you your maximum rebate amount. This will take up to 3 weeks.

4

Visit your local EV dealership

Bring your driver’s license with you to the dealership. The rebate will be applied when you purchase a vehicle.

Find out if you’re eligible for a rebate

Other rebate offers

Are you buying a used EV?

When you purchase a previously owned EV you don’t pay provincial sales tax (PST).

Businesses, non-profits, and local governments

Get rebates on passenger vehicles for your fleet.

Who can apply

Companies must:

Be a B.C.-based business, non-profit organization or local government.

Have valid operating license or be a non-profit organization or public body.

Rebate amounts

Companies can get rebates of:

  • $3,000 off battery electric and long-range plug-in hybrid vehicles
  • $1,500 off plug-in hybrid vehicles with an electric range less than 85 km

Number of rebates

Car-share organizers can get up to 50 rebates. Fleets can get up to 10 rebates.

Vehicles you can get a rebate on

Eligible vehicles must have a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) below:

Vehicle typeMSRP amount
(maximum)
Cars
Two seaters, compacts, mid-sizes and large cars
$55,000
Larger vehicles
Station wagons, mini-vans, SUVs, small and standard pickup trucks and passenger vans
$70,000

How to get rebates

Visit your local EV dealership. The rebate will be applied at the time of purchase.

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