Today at 2:53 PM
To MEM EAED Correspondence MEM:EX
"Incentives from SCRAP-IT BC for the purchase of a new electric vehicle have been increased from $3,250 to $6,000, and SCRAP-IT BC is also now offering incentives of $3,000 for the purchase of a used electric vehicle."
That'll buy a terrific used electric bicycle ("a thing used for transporting people or goods")! Even a new one. Most generous of the Province!
I'll let my BC relatives know. They'll be thrilled!
From: MEM EAED Correspondence MEM:EX <MEM.EAED.Correspondence@gov.bc.ca
Sent: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 11:52 AM
Subject: Response to your email regarding charging stations for electric vehicles, Ref: 101273
A copy of your June 22, 2017 email addressed to Jordan Sturdy, MLA – West Vancouver-Sea-to-Sky, regarding a $50-million investment to add more than 4,300 charging station for electric vehicles has been forwarded to me for a response. Thank you for your message.
The Clean Energy Vehicle (CEV) Program was designed to reduce barriers to the adoption of CEVs, including the cost and availability of new vehicles and the availability of charging infrastructure. The CEV Program has been highly successful in starting the transition to a transportation system that is powered by clean energy.
To date, the CEV Program has helped support the purchase of over 3,400 electric vehicles and the development of over 1,100 charging stations, resulting in 204,000 tonnes of direct GHG emissions reductions. In 2015, the zero emission vehicle sector in B.C. encompassed 198 companies, employed approximately 3,850 full-time positions, and contributed about $700 million in total direct economic activity.
The August 2016 Climate Leadership Plan committed to expand the CEV Program to support new vehicle incentives and infrastructure, as well as education and economic development initiatives. As such, the Province injected an additional $40 million into the CEV Program to ensure purchase incentives continue to be available for British Columbians who choose a qualifying electric or hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, and to make further investments in charging infrastructure and hydrogen fuelling infrastructure. The new CEV Program funding also supports public outreach, job training and economic development to help grow the CEV sector in B.C.
The $40 million in funding is being distributed as follows:
$27 million will support continued point-of-sale purchase incentives for zero emission vehicles;
$9.75 million will support expanded public, residential and workplace charging and hydrogen fuelling infrastructure, research and economic development, public outreach, and job training;
$2.5 million will support continued incentives for fleets to purchase or lease zero emission specialty-use vehicles; and
$750,000 will go to SCRAP-IT BC to support incentives for a range of zero-emission transportation options when someone scraps an older vehicle.
To make CEVs more affordable and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions over the next three years, the Province is continuing to offer incentives of up to $5,000 for the purchase or lease of a new battery electric or plug‑in hybrid electric vehicle, and up to $6,000 for a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle. When combined with the SCRAP‑IT program incentives, total savings could be up to $11,000 for a new electric vehicle or $12,000 for a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle.
In addition, the Province is providing funding for incentives of $750 toward the cost of electric bicycles and $500 towards the cost of mobility scooters, car-share credits and transit passes when someone scraps an older vehicle. These funds are being administered by SCRAP-IT BC. The Provincial incentives are supplemented by incentives already provided by the SCRAP-IT BC Program, which results in a total incentive of $850 towards the cost of electric bicycles, $880 for BC Transit passes, $600 for mobility scooters, and either $750 or $850 towards a car-share credit. Incentives from SCRAP-IT BC for the purchase of a new electric vehicle have been increased from $3,250 to $6,000, and SCRAP-IT BC is also now offering incentives of $3,000 for the purchase of a used electric vehicle.
Since 2001 the Province has funded over $230 million in cycling projects. BikeBC is the Province’s cost-sharing program that helps communities build cycling projects to encourage cycling for commuting, recreation and tourism. The 2017/18 program awarded $9.25 million to 26 local governments for 26 projects throughout British Columbia. This will result in over $26 million worth of cycling infrastructure being constructed. Over the past three years the BikeBC program has awarded over $20 million to municipalities, regional districts and First Nations. This exceeded the $18 million over three-year commitment made in BC on the Move.
Thank you, again, for writing.
Assistant Deputy Minister
Electricity and Alternative Energy Division
Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum, Resources